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The same eye-popping neon colors, dramatic mish-mash of bold black typefaces, and retro graphics used in 1960s to draw crowds to the Apollo Theater to see James Brown have been resurrected to remind Johns Hopkins lab rats to trade in their flip-flops for sensible, close-toed shoes, check their Chipotle burritos at the door, and slip into lab coats and safety goggles when entering their research laboratories.
Two Baltimore institutions, Johns Hopkins University and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), have come together with a splash of creativity to create laboratory safety posters in the style made famous by former Baltimore printmaking icon, Globe Posters, acquired by MICA after the family-owned business closed in 2010.
Scientists, engineers, and artists from the two institutions collaborated in a novel way: Johns Hopkins safety experts provided the litany of rules; MICA students designed and hand-printed the posters using the now shuttered Globe's old printmaking tools. “Lab Safety—It’s Not Rocket Science,” screams the poster’s headline. more...