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Stephen Hawking's Time Travellers Invitation

Professor Stephen Hawking devised an ingeniously simple experiment to determine whether time travel into the past was possible. The success of the experiment depends on his invitation being seen by time travellers. With Professor Hawking's approval, we have created a version of his poster printed in two letterpress limited editions and an open edition.

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Glowing Praise

Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite: A Limited Edition Print

In 1967 John Lennon and Paul McCartney 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 Lennon 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.

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