The colorful work of Baltimore's Globe Poster Company, which began in 1929 and closed last year, will live on at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
MICA announced Friday that it would acquire approximately 75 percent of Globe's collection — about 5,000 letterpress illustrations, many of them hand-carved; 350 drawers of type; and original posters Globe created for the likes of James Brown and Frank Zappa. It was one of the country's largest makers of posters in this form.
"Globe is a national treasure and a unique part of Baltimore's cultural history," MICA provost Raymond Allen said in a statement. "MICA is thrilled to be able to bring this extraordinary collection onto its campus. … [It] will make Baltimore a special destination for those with a special interest in hand letterpress work."