Employer Profile: Globe Collection and Press at MICA, Baltimore, MD



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. e

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.


Unpaid/ Start Date: Summer, May 2015 or Fall, September 2015

Globe interns will learn the basics of letterpress printing, or, if already pro cient, improve their skills in this cra by working on internal and external projects. (Recent Globe projects have included posters for Sanrio for a Hello Kitty Con 2014 and the Star-Spangled Banner Bicentennial celebration at The Flag House Museum.)Interns will learn more about what the collection includes by proo fing 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.