Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite: A Limited Edition Print
In 1967 John Lennon wrote a song called Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! for the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The inspiration – and many of the lyrics – came from a letterpress-printed circus poster from 1843 that he had bought in an antiques shop.
We have lovingly recreated that poster, using antique wooden and metal type as well as specially-commissioned wood engravings. Every print is hand-pulled on a Victorian press and individually numbered. This beautiful reproduction letterpress print is available in a limited edition of 1,967.See the limited edition print