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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2011
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.
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February 27, 2014
The work of a pair of local artists will be featured on posters for the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show and the Bay Bridge Boat Show. A watercolor painting of a powerboat cruising under the spans of the Bay Bridge under a pink and yellow sky will advertise the Bay Bridge Boat Show, scheduled for April 11-13 at Bay Bridge Marina on Kent Island. The painting is the work of 12-year-old artist Brenna Litynski of Crownsville, the youngest member of the Annapolis Watercolor Club. Brenna's work will be for sale at the show, and she plans to donate the proceeds to the Veterans Artist Program, a nonprofit that promotes artists who are veterans.
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By Laura Vozzella | June 24, 2011
Once upon a time, a little boy named Pierre got a stuffed animal monkey. "Pierre named him Boo-Boo Monkey," writes his mother, Celine. "It is his best friend, he takes him everywhere, he wanted me to put some diapers on monkey (because according to Pierre Monkey is still a baby and needs diapers .... so cute) and some days I had to make some clothes too (LOL I can't believe I did it with paper towel), and of course Monkey would join us for dinner and always sleeps with Pierre. " Or at least Boo-Boo Monkey did sleep with 4-year-old Pierre until the stuffed animal went missing somewhere in Federal Hill.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
It's a snowy night.  You have a few drinks, play some video games and then it hits you -- an overwhelming desire for a taco.  That's what apparently happened to one Baltimorean last night who posted on Craigslist under the title "DRIVER WITH 4 WHEEL DRIVE VEHICLE NEEDED FOR EMERGENCY TACO BELL RUN. " The poster said his or her vehicle, a "little hybrid douchemobile," wasn't up for the two-mile round trip to Taco Bell through the snow. ...
NEWS
March 15, 2010
It doesn't seem so long ago, when I still had hair, that I marched in the streets with many members of my generation to protest our nation's participation in the Vietnam War. We burned our draft cards, railed against LBJ and sang, "All we are saying is give peace a chance." We knew, when it was out time to lead, that war would be a thing of the past. Today, we are involved in a permanent state of war. While winding down from an unfortunate excursion in Iraq, we are escalating our presence in Afghanistan, a place where no one has ever been able to bring much order, and we don't even seem to question it. We just accept it!
NEWS
February 27, 2014
The work of a pair of local artists will be featured on posters for the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show and the Bay Bridge Boat Show. A watercolor painting of a powerboat cruising under the spans of the Bay Bridge under a pink and yellow sky will advertise the Bay Bridge Boat Show, scheduled for April 11-13 at Bay Bridge Marina on Kent Island. The painting is the work of 12-year-old artist Brenna Litynski of Crownsville, the youngest member of the Annapolis Watercolor Club. Brenna's work will be for sale at the show, and she plans to donate the proceeds to the Veterans Artist Program, a nonprofit that promotes artists who are veterans.
NEWS
September 14, 2000
The Carroll County Volunteer Firemen's Association's Prevention & Life Safety Committee is sponsoring its annual Fire Prevention Poster Contest for public school pupils in grades one through five. Children must draw an original poster using the theme for their grade level: first grade, "Don't Play With Matches"; second, "Smoke Detectors"; third, "Kitchen Safety"; fourth, "Household Fire Safety"; and fifth, "Fire Extinguishers." Deadline for entries is Wednesday. Posters must be turned in to the child's participating school or nearest fire station.
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By Justin Fenton and Sam Sessa and Justin Fenton and Sam Sessa,SUN STAFF | June 15, 2005
During the evening rush hour at the Camden Yards MARC station recently, commuters emptying out of a train made a beeline for the parking lot or the light rail. They appeared to take little notice of the large posters in the station's windows that urged them to be more vigilant about security concerns. In fact, since the posters' debut several months ago, that lack of response has been fairly typical among MARC users. But when an image of one of the posters showed up recently on some of the Internet's most popular blogs, reaction from those in cyberspace was swift -- and mostly unpleasant.
NEWS
February 9, 1995
In honor of Black History Month, the Fort George G. Meade Museum is continuing its tradition of giving out free posters titled "A Salute to the Black Soldiers of the United States Army."Since 1986, the museum has been distributing the 11-by-17-inch ink-sketch posters that depict six black soldiers from different eras from 1781 to 1968. The former museum curator, Allen Archambault, designed and sketched the drawing.Posters must be obtained in person. The museum, in Building 4674 on Griffin Avenue, is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Art Critic | June 5, 1993
Gilbert Lesser's "Frankenstein" poster could stand as his signature because it's typical of his technique and his brand of creativity. Its image is simply a hand in red that looks as if it is made of several pieces of torn paper.It suggests Frankenstein's creation of a human being from parts of other human beings. It uses a two-dimensional, silhouette style and bold color, both of which Lesser was known for (and red was his color). And it reflects the way he worked, using cut or torn paper because, according to Ed Gold, his longtime friend, fellow graphic designer and former schoolmate at the Maryland Institute, "He couldn't draw worth a damn."
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By John McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2013
A city public school half a mile from my house sports a large banner: Failure is not an option . When I snort as we drive by, my wife chides me for my negativity. But really. Who among us has not known failure and does not know that its potential is always present?  During the year I was unemployed, white, male, middle-aged, overeducated, and previously overpaid, I knew that the the possibility of failure in landing a new job was ever present. And if I hadn't, a multitude of potential employers reminded me. That's just one instance, and I don't intend to parade my other failures before you. But you can pause here for a minute to catalogue your own.  I know the city school system means well and wants to encourage the students, though I hope they haven't wasted taxpayer funds on those godawful Successories motivational posters .* But I suspect that many students have already experienced failures and know that further failure probably lies ahead.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2013
In an effort to promote its kickoff to the regular season next week between the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens and the Denver Broncos, the NFL has put up banners of quarterback Joe Flacco posted throughout downtown Denver. The promotional efforts have been met with predictable reactions from Denver residents and Broncos fans and even some players. In an interview with Denver radio station 850 KOA , Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said "it doesn't seem like it makes sense that the Denver Broncos have to have an opposing player on their stadium.
TRAVEL
By Stephanie Citron, For The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2013
All summer long, even on the hottest days, a gentleman in a tuxedo stands on the Ocean City boardwalk. Locals and vacationers scurry over to find out what he's up to. The man is Joe Kro-Art, owner of Ocean Gallery, and if he's not playing boardwalk emcee, he's possibly watching a bicycle plunge from the rooftop of his old, hodge-podgy building. Of all the screaming attractions along the bustling Boardwalk, few have managed to sustain a vibrant and thriving business for as long as the outrageous, half-century-old gallery.
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Record report | April 12, 2013
Soroptimist International of Havre de Grace, presenter of the 50th annual Havre de Grace Art Show, has announced the winner of the poster contest for original art created to highlight this year's event. Michael McMillion, of Bel Air, was presented an award of $300 by Soroptimist Club member and chairman of the Art Show, Cindy Height, for his entry. Soroptimist International expresses thanks to those who participated in the contest. The Havre de Grace Art Show has a call to entry for this year's show with a deadline of April 15. Proceeds from the show benefit scholarships and community service.
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March 31, 2013
Two students from Century High School received awards in the 2013 AAA Annual Traffic Safety Poster Contest for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Karah Yates, a junior, won Honorable Mention, and Amy Elberfeld, a sophomore, won third prize in the high school age division. Yates was presented with a certificate and an entertainment prize pack, while Elberfeld received a $100 Visa gift card. High school students were invited to compete in subject categories relevant to teen driver safety, such as alcohol awareness and distracted driving.
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By Pat Farmer | March 21, 2013
The inspiration for this column came from a local newspaper article I read about a "girl" with whom I went to high school for two years at St. Cecilia's Academy in Washington, D.C.   This woman, whom I haven't seen since then, has always kept a low profile over the years, even though she is married to a very prominent man.  I have never seen photos of her in magazines, so it was good to see a photo of her along with the article I read....
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff writer | March 3, 1991
Taking cues from history, three students from the Carroll County Education Center created winning posters in the Junior American Citizen Contest.Top honors went to Patricia L. Driver, Price Hallman and Shelley A. Turner in the competition, open to all county students andsponsored by the William Winchester Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution."
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By ERIC SIEGEL and ERIC SIEGEL,SUN STAFF | October 6, 1995
Baltimore's newest poster children aren't looking for money or sympathy. All they want is information.The children, current and former students of Charles Carroll, Barrister, Elementary School in southwest Baltimore's Pigtown, are featured in a pair of posters being distributed worldwide by the U.S. Department of State in an effort to halt illegal smuggling of nuclear materials and drugs.One poster, aimed at getting citizens of foreign countries to turn in traffickers of nuclear materials, shows eight cherubic faces superimposed on a photograph of a mushroom cloud; the second, aimed at fighting big-time drug dealers, shows a handful of forlorn-looking children behind a chain-link fence.
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February 13, 2013
Bel Air Lions Club members Madeline Hartman, left, and Pat Hogan flank the Lions Club International Peace Poster banner at the United Nations in New York, as Lions and the UN celebrated the 25th year of working together on this project. Middle school students from around the world submit posters with their visual interpretation of peace. Lion Hartman runs the program for the Bel Air Lions.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2013
The folks at Old Bay are shaking up some Ravens pride. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the McCormick World of Flavors store at Harborplace will host daylong "Baylieve" rallies, at which fans can pick up free "Baylieve" posters and signs and buy themselves an official "Baylieve" T-shirt for $7.50 The store will also be giving out game-day menu samples and recipes including Old Bay Believe Chicken Wings.   You can download the official Baylieve poster and a Facebook Baylieve cover photo at the promotion's Facebook page . Old Bay is owned by the Sparks-based McCormick & Co. Follow Baltimore Diner on Twitter @gorelickingood  
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