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“How can we learn to widen our perception of time and honour our obligations to the lives of those not yet born?”

“How can we learn to widen our perception of time and honour our obligations to the lives of those not yet born?”

March 23, 2023

...This quote comes from Hatchette, who are the publisher of The Long View by Richard Fisher—a book about time. It will be published on the 30th March 2023, at least from our linear point of view. (It's all relative, isn't it?)

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On this day in 1969, Yoko Ono and John Lennon got married

On this day in 1969, Yoko Ono and John Lennon got married

March 20, 2023

They made headlines around the world when they staged a week-long "bed-in for peace" at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel, immediately after their wedding. The couple spent their honeymoon in bed, inviting journalists and fans to visit them and discuss the ideas of peace and love.

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Could ‘ring lasers’ make time travel possible? 

Could ‘ring lasers’ make time travel possible? 

March 10, 2023

Maybe—according to Professor Ronald Mallett, a retired physics professor from the University of Connecticut. The Guardian’s recent interview with the Professor details the backstory behind his career as a physicist, and outlines his theory for ring laser time travel.

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The Beatles: ‘Bigger than Jesus’?

The Beatles: ‘Bigger than Jesus’?

March 04, 2023

On this day in 1966, John Lennon made a controversial statement in an interview with London's Evening Standard newspaper, where he stated: "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink...We're more popular than Jesus now."

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Could this particle make backwards time travel a possibility?

Could this particle make backwards time travel a possibility?

March 03, 2023

Last week, Popular Mechanics reported that a mythical particle (dubbed a ‘tachyon’) could—in theory—travel back in time. There is speculation as to whether or not the tachyon particle actually exists, but scientists say that such a particle would be able to travel faster than the speed of light.

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Happy 80th birthday George Harrison

Happy 80th birthday George Harrison

February 25, 2023

George Harrison was born in Liverpool in 1943 and passed away in 2001. He would have been celebrating his 80th birthday today. Harrison was an influential figure in the music world, and his contributions to the Beatles' sound and to the development of music in general are widely recognised.

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Today, in 1967, The Beatles began recording 'Being for the benefit of Mr. Kite!'

Today, in 1967, The Beatles began recording 'Being for the benefit of Mr. Kite!'

February 17, 2023

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Calling all stamp lovers!

Calling all stamp lovers!

February 15, 2023

Remember that there’s not not long left until the 1st June, when mail without barcoded stamps will cease being delivered by Royal Mail! In the meantime, check out ‘Britain of Stamps’ by artist Rob Halifax

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Imagine a Valentine's Day trip to the circus—in 1843

Imagine a Valentine's Day trip to the circus—in 1843

February 14, 2023

Beatles' fans will be familiar with the 1967 song Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! The inspiration for this song came from a vintage circus poster, which John Lennon came across in an antique shop. At Kite, we have recreated the poster in exact detail, so that you can own a piece of history that looks great on your wall.

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From The Beatles to Da Vinci: Celebrating Art in 'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery'

From The Beatles to Da Vinci: Celebrating Art in 'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery'

February 13, 2023

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, directed, written, and produced by Rian Johnson, has received an onslaught of commentary since its December 2022 release. The film has been a hit success, and if you haven’t seen it yet we definitely recommend a watch. At Kite, we particularly commend Rian Johnson for his choice of title—we never miss a Beatles reference!

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Do you fancy a Munch masterpiece on your wall?

Do you fancy a Munch masterpiece on your wall?

February 10, 2023

On Tuesday, The Value reported that a painting by Edvard Munch, Dance on the Beach, will be auctioned in London in March. If you fancy a Munch on your wall, but don’t have a spare £12-20 million, then why not check out our own Munch-inspired print.

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It was 56 years ago today...

It was 56 years ago today...

January 31, 2023

John Lennon gleaned song-writing inspiration from a myriad of sources, including the monotony of ordinary life. A prime example of his abilities can be found in A Day in the Life — a creation inspired by a newspaper article which was propped up in front of the piano as he wrote the song.

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Will you be our next prize draw winner? All you need is luck!

Will you be our next prize draw winner? All you need is luck!

January 25, 2023

The winner of our most recent regular prize draw, which took place in December, is Andrew Masterman from Windsor—congratulations! We were delighted to supply Andrew with a copy of our limited edition Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite print.

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Last posting dates for Christmas 2022

Last posting dates for Christmas 2022

November 28, 2022

As Christmas approaches, do make sure that you leave enough time for your prints from Kite to reach you. Postal services still haven’t caught up to their pre-pandemic performance, so here's our best advice for 2022…

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Two KITE prints featured in new book!

Two KITE prints featured in new book!

November 08, 2022

Two of our prints have been featured in a recently published book: The Invention of Tomorrow: A Natural History of Foresight – written by cognitive scientists Thomas Suddendorf, Jonathan Redshaw, and Adam Bulley.

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The Life of Pablo: Black History Month

The Life of Pablo: Black History Month

October 11, 2022

The life of circus owner William Darby, better known as Pablo Fanque, has been highlighted by Historic England to mark Black History Month in the UK.

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Time Traveller's Invitation on display at the Science Museum

Time Traveller's Invitation on display at the Science Museum

February 19, 2022

One of the two Time Traveller’s Invitation prints given to Stephen Hawking in 2013 is currently on display at London’s Science Museum

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It was 55 years ago today...

It was 55 years ago today...

January 31, 2022

55 years ago today, history was made when John Lennon stumbled upon an antique shop in Sevenoaks, Kent during the filming of the music video for Strawberry Fields Forever.

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Last posting dates for Christmas 2021

Last posting dates for Christmas 2021

November 24, 2021

Make sure that you leave enough time for your perfect Christmas gifts from Kite to reach you. Here's our best advice…

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Who won our September prize draw?

Who won our September prize draw?

September 14, 2021

At the beginning of September we entered all our mailing list subscribers into a draw and pulled out a name at random. And our winner is Brian Pascale from Silver Spring, MD.

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Announcing the winner of our February 2021 Prize Draw

Announcing the winner of our February 2021 Prize Draw

February 14, 2021

We conducted our regular prize draw for all Kite newsletter subscribers at the beginning of February and our randomly-selected winner this time is Kristen Rutherford from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada.

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It was 54 years ago today...

It was 54 years ago today...

January 31, 2021

54 years ago, John Lennon stumbled upon an antiques shop in Sevenoaks, Kent, during the filming of the Strawberry Fields Forever music video.

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Last posting dates for Christmas 2020

Last posting dates for Christmas 2020

December 02, 2020

To help make sure you receive your prints in time for Christmas, please order on or before the dates listed here.

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Our Time Traveller’s Invitation print features on new Royal Mail stamp offering

Our Time Traveller’s Invitation print features on new Royal Mail stamp offering

May 17, 2020

Our poster for Stephen Hawking’s Reception for Time Travellers has been used to illustrate one of the highlights of Prof. Hawking’s life on a specially commissioned Coin Cover.

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