Posters by the Bushell

Globe Poster was founded in Philadelphia in 1929. I never worked with Globe, which later moved to Baltimore, but we’ve all seen the kind of work they did, including Show and Carnival posters, signs and other woodtype, metal type and cold type productions. Many of you have copied their styles without even knowing it. As the digital tools alter the environment, and Gutenberg rolls over in his grave, its time to pay our respects to the crafts shops and crafts people who produced the printing that we look to today as “retro” and as inspiration. Check out Globe’s various archives here and here. (Thanks to Dave Plunkert.)
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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.