Globe created metal-on-wood photo cuts from publicity stills sent by promoters and artists. The more than 20,000 cuts provide a comprehensive overview of Globe’s customers, from the famous to the forgotten.View all Photo Cuts
Globe required large quantities of type, both machine-made and hand-carved, to keep up with the high-volume, fast-paced workload. Wood type in the collection ranges from under an inch to several feet high, from highly condensed to super wide.View all Type
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Posters were Globe’s bread and butter, from small orders for church carnivals to big stacks promoting national tours by music’s biggest stars.View Posters
James Brown was a steady Globe customer, from his early days with The Flames to his incarnation as Godfather of Soul.
Beyond posters, Globe printed smaller promotional items including handbills, show tickets and passes, and bumper stickers. Globe’s owners also saved many sketches, hand-cut rubyliths and ﬁlm used in the printing process, as well as business records that illuminate the inner workings of a large showcard company.View all Ephemera
Letterpress shops have their own vocabulary, with words such as quoin, quoin key, stone, chase, furniture, lockup and Ludlow identifying commonly used tools. Globe’s collection includes many of these, some now at use in MICA’s letterpress studio;View all Tools + Equipment
As archiving at Globe progresses, connections between the many objects in the collection appear, giving some insight into the inner workings of Globe Poster and how the artists and printers at Globe used the type and cuts at their fingertips to create a unique style.View all Sets