Employer Profile: Globe Collection and Press, Baltimore, MD

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MICA acquired the wood type, photo cuts and illustration blocks, and other tools of poster-making from the Globe Poster Printing Corp. in the spring of 2011 and is now integrating the collection into the fabric of the college. The Globe Collection and Press at MICA is being used in the classroom, to create new work reflecting the iconic style of Globe, and to further research the history and importance of  the “people’s advertising,” from carnival posters to day-glo promotions for R&B greats like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Ike & Tina Turner.

Internships:

Globe interns will learn the basics of letterpress printing, or, if already proficient, improve their skills in this craft by working on internal and external projects. (Recent Globe projects have included posters for Sanrio for a Hello Kitty for President campaign and the “Pump Me Up” exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.) Interns will learn more about what the collection includes by proofing cuts and type to help with archiving of those items. Interns will help to keep the letterpress studio and Globe archive room in the Dolphin Printmaking building organized and ready for printing and other projects, and will safeguard the collection and tools in the letterpress studio by monitoring the studio’s use. Interns will work to develop a stronger appreciation for and knowledge of Globe through branding, social media, design projects, and community outreach, both at MICA and in the broader community.

Globe interns will learn the basics of letterpress printing, or, if already proficient, improve their skills in this craft by working on internal and external projects. (Recent Globe projects have included posters for Sanrio for a Hello Kitty for President campaign and the “Pump Me Up” exhibit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.) Interns will learn more about what the collection includes by proofing cuts and type to help with archiving of those items. Interns will help to keep the letterpress studio and Globe archive room in the Dolphin Printmaking building organized and ready for printing and other projects, and will safeguard the collection and tools in the letterpress studio by monitoring the studio’s use. Interns will work to develop a stronger appreciation for and knowledge of Globe through branding, social media, design projects, and community outreach, both at MICA and in the broader community.

The Globe Collection and Press at MICA is interested in interns with a diversity of experience. You need not be expert in all areas; we are searching for interns who wish to better establish Globe at MICA, spread the word about Globe beyond MICA’s borders, and help to expand the future role of Globe at MICA. We need people interested and experienced in letterpress printing, screen printing, graphic design, illustration, photography, social media, web site content development, documenting and researching history, curating of print materials, and community outreach.

On campus internship, 2nd floor Dolphin Building.  Globe will be hiring for Summer and Fall internships.

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