Tuesday, March 8, 2011


More proof that the art of woodcuts and typesetting and letterpress is dying. The amazing Globe Poster in Baltimore, Maryland has closed it's doors....from Zio at The Worlds Best Ever.

Founded in 1929, Globe produced bills for almost every soul, funk, rhythm & blues or hip-hop act imaginable. Their designs, chunks of florescent colors and typefaces are now iconic, and it was a privilege to visit Globe before it is gone. Due to financial issues, Globe closed its doors last year, but co-owner Bob Cicero granted us a special tour of the shop and its piles of original posters, hand-carved wood type and vintage print blocks. These are probably some of the last photos you will see of this amazing place. Bob estimated that Globe will be gone for good within the next two months.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't you worry, the Maryland Institute College of Art is buying more than 75% of the collection and will be putting it to good use for educational and research purposes. The rest will likely go to museums and collectors - so the legacy will go on. Read about it here: http://www.mica.edu/News/MICA_to_Purchase_Historic_Globe_Poster_Collection.html