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Globe Internship Spring 2022

MICA acquired the wood type, photo cuts, 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.

Globe interns will learn the basics of letterpress and screen printing, or, if already proficient, improve their skills in these crafts by working on internal and external projects. (Recent Globe projects have included posters for John Waters x New York Film Festival, Black Girls Vote, and Preakness 145. Interns will learn more about the collection by proofing cuts and type to help with archiving those items. Interns will help to keep the letterpress studio and Globe Archive room in the 15/15 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 internship is 120 hours throughout the course of a semester. Interns work two shifts per week totally 10 hours. This internship is open to MICA undergraduates (juniors and seniors) and MICA graduate students.

To apply for the internship please fill out the application and email it to Allison Fisher afisher{at}mica{dot}edu Globe will being accepting applications for Spring 2022 from October 10, 2021 through October 29, 2021. This is a paid internship. Students can also receive credit for it through the Career Development office. Please be aware that to receive credit for any internship at MICA you will need to attend an internship orientation before you can begin the internship.

Special thanks to some of the earliest advocates for Globe at MICA
Original Friends of Globe: Ande Campbell, Elaine Eff, Joe Galbreath, Jack Lapides, John Lewis, Mary Mashburn (Globe Adviser 2011-2016), Steve St. Angelo, Christian Sturgis, Jean Thompson and Sue and Rich Walther
MICA students and graduates Ellen Culpepper, Tara Dahabsu, Allison Fisher (now Globe Coordinator), Colin Ford, Greg Gazdowicz, Michelle Ghiotti, Zoe Keller, Sabrina Kogan, Kailie Parrish, Becky Slogeris and Carolyn Williams; Globe packing support team Colin Benjamin, Taylor Black, Ariel Braverman and Raj Bunnag; Globe at Meyerhoff exhibition team Deana Haggag, Allison Gulick, Chloe Helton-Gallagher and Kelcey Towell; and inagural Globe intern coordinators Ingrid Schindall and Amy Cousins
MICA faculty and staff: Cindy Barth, Meaghan Carpenter, George Ciscle, Gail Deery, Calvin Evans, Dan Gilbert, Alex Heilner, Amy Hodges, Brockett Horne, Mary Anne Lambros, Ellen Lupton, Tim Milner, Michael Molla, Jennifer Cole Phillips, Whitney Sherman, Marian Smith, Anne South, Sarah Tiedeman Gallagher, Jonathan Thomas, Kyle Van Horn
Then-President Fred Lazarus for committing to purchase Globe and Provost Ray Allen for his vision, unflagging support and guidance
Hatch Showprint’s Jim Sherraden, type scholar David Shields, and Hamilton Wood Type’s Jim Moran for their wisdom and inspiration
Roger Gastman for opening a lot of doors
Jordon Steele, Gabrielle Dean and Sonja Jordan Mowery of Johns Hopkins’ Sheridan Libraries
Perry Tymeson and Bruce Baggan for press expertise
Jimmy Jones and crew for the world’s most efficient move in extreme heat
Mike McNeive and the Drexler crew (including expat Kailie Parrish) for their talent and patience as we built this web site
And most of all to Bob and Frank Cicero, for believing in the ragtag group that wanted to find a new home for Globe
Drexler (Hands putting together printing form: Bob Cicero)
Photo credits
Amanda Adams, Raisa Almeida, Evan Christopherson, Sam Culpepper, Frank Hamilton, Chris Hartlove, Allison Fisher, Joseph Hyde, Carolyn Williams
Main headlines were hand set, printed, and scanned using original wood type from the Globe collection.
Body: Alright Sans by Jackson Cavanaugh
Please excuse any omissions and let us know about them right away! globe@mica.edu

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