Globe Poster Screenprinting Ink Package Design

Globe was a letterpress and screen printing studio that started in Baltimore in 1929. They created iconic entertainment show posters for vaudeville, burlesque, movies, circus and carnival acts.  It started to thrive during the 1960s when they were crankin' out posters for the top R&B and rock acts like Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Janis Joplin, and The Rolling Stones. When the digital age hit, demand for physical posters dwindled. The Cicero brothers had to close shop in late 2010.  But "Baltimoreans" wanted to keep the legacy going so they found a new home for the shop, MICA.

I wanted to create a package system for their iconic screen printing colors that captured the vibrant and bold feeling of Globe.  I took some posters out of the Globe Letterpress scrap bin, scanned them and grabbed the letters to put together the phrase "Globe Poster Screen Printing Ink." Then I did some visual studies of some of the classic Globe Posters in order to add the shapes on the labels. 

Learn more about Globe at MICA!