Get your headphones out at the office today, because “Globe Poster: An Illustrated History Of American Music” from NPR is a must listen. Of course, the site also provides ample reading material and great visuals too. Globe has been running in East Baltimore for 80 years, so not surprisingly the firm has handled as many graphic styles as it has musical ones. The results are all bold, and the stories rich too – the founding of the company, hatched over a card game with location decided for Baltimore’s centrality, example enough.

Check out a few more posters after the leap and check out the history of Globe at NPR.

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