Globe Poster Remix Class pays tribute to Dolphin Building through printmaking


— Students from the Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA) Globe Poster Remix course collaborated with acclaimed street artist POSE to create an outdoor mural on the college’s notable Dolphin Building located at 100 Dolphin Street in Baltimore. The artistic creation is a call and response from POSE to the students to consider the building’s history within the college’s community and the greater Bolton Hill community.

Guided by Globe Poster Collection faculty members, the mixed-media piece encompasses a white strip that runs the length of the Dolphin Building, compounded by posters designed and printed by students that were wheat pasted to the white strip and collaged materials on coroplast board that were attached on the top. The featured “Globe style” posters layered within the mural represent a saying, slogan or proverb students selected that make reference to printmaking or the history of the Dolphin Building. POSE then completed the installation with his signature painting style.

The pop-style street artist was an artist in residence at MICA from Tuesday, April 5 to Saturday, April 9, 2016, working with undergraduate students to further challenge and expand their skill sets. The Chicago based-artist POSE has worked with the historic Globe Collection and Press at MICA in 2014 on Hello Kitty Con, when they were tapped to design and print three limited edition posters celebrating the iconic character’s 40th anniversary.