Globe Poster Printing Corporation was formed in 1929
by Norman Goldstein and Mike Shapiro, and they opened their first printing
shop in Baltimore. Although they began their business in the middle of
the Depression, their business prospered by printing posters for burlesque
shows and carnivals. The company extended its business to include posters
for entertainers, gospel shows, and even politicians. At one time, Globe
printed posters for almost every boxing match in Baltimore, Philadelphia
and New York. Globe also produced a limited number of movie posters.
In 1955, Globe was purchased by Norman
Shapiro. He started a new trend in posters by printing over a fluorescent
silk screen, giving a "day-glow" appearance. Globe posters are easily recognizable
by their flashy and bold colors.
In addition to their wide variety of
entertainment, sport and political posters, Globe also prints concert tickets,
restaurant menus, bumper stickers, T-shirts, ties, etc. from their facilities