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2269: A Global Celebration of Imagination, Exploration & Progress

The 2269 project is an invitation to think differently. It’s a daring artistic endeavour that imagines a momentous, global event in the year 2269—nothing less than ‘the Greatest Party of All Time’—and will make this happen by publicising the idea over many generations in advance. At the core of the project is the belief that we control our own destiny and even the most ambitious goals can be made possible by working towards them, day by day.

  • The 2269 project is an invitation to think differently. It’s a daring artistic endeavour that imagines a momentous, global event in the year 2269—nothing less than ‘the Greatest Party of All Time’—and will make this happen by publicising the idea over many generations in advance. At the core of the project is the belief that we control our own destiny and even the most ambitious goals can be made possible by working towards them, day by day.

    This stunning print—a gloriously retro-futuristic invitation to the party—is the first manifestation of this powerful idea. Designed to be handed down through generations, it's not only a fascinating conversation starter, but also a unique reminder that the future is not something to be feared, but something to be built.

    Created by artists Peter Dean and Michael Ogden, the 2269 poster is beautifully foil-blocked onto heavy, archival paper and every print is individually numbered (a bit like the Beatles' White Album). The lower your number, the more special and potentially valuable it will be in the future

    Every 2269 print also comes with a separate Record of Owners document, to be signed and dated by each subsequent owner—like a library card completed over many generations.

    Be part of the story… Put it up. Keep it up. Pass it on.

  • Medium

    Foil-blocked print, with digitally printed, pigment-ink individual invitation number. Accompanied by Record of Owners document, digitally printed with pigment ink on archival paper.

    Dimensions

    The unframed print dimensions are: 350mm (13.75") x 495mm (19.5").

    Substrate

    The 2269 invitation is printed on heavy, subtly-textured, archival-quality paper. Please note that the images on this page may not accurately show the colour of the paper, which could be described as natural-white.

    Poster Text

    The Poster Reads as follows:

    A GIFT FROM THE PAST
    ONE DAY
    The world will come together
    ON JUNE SIXTH
    2269
    STARTING AT NOON
    You are invited
    to the
    GREATEST PARTY OF ALL TIME
    an astonishing
    250 YEARS IN THE MAKING
    A global celebration of imagination, exploration and progress
    Held in every city on Earth (and beyond)
    [individual print number]
    Look forward to ‘One Day’ every June 6th: a time to think big.
    AND BE PART OF THE STORY
    Put this up. Keep it up. Pass it on.
    An experiment in time and long-term thinking by Peter Dean and Michael Ogden
    Copyright 2019. All rights reserved.

  • Please select one of the 'Framed' options above. Prints are framed to archival standards on a per-order basis by a Guild Commended UK framer. The price for a framed print includes tracked shipping to your location, anywhere in the world.

    Frames are sealed on the back to prevent dust from entering. D-ring attachments and hanging cord are also fitted, so the print will arrive ready to hang. Your ‘Record of Owners’ document will be attached to the rear of the framed print in an archival pocket.

    High-quality, optically-clear acrylic is used in place of glass for all shipped orders. It is visibly identical, but should not be cleaned or polished with abrasives.

    About box frames

    A box frame is one where the print is set back from the glass – or the optically-clear acrylic in our case – in order to better protect the print and also because it provides a sense of depth that increases the attractiveness of the framed print. 

    Modern black box-frame

    This is a wooden frame with a 20 mm [0.75”] wide smooth, matt black, painted finish. The overall dimensions of this frame are: Width = 380 mm, Height = 625 mm, Depth = 31 mm [Width = 15”, Height = 20.75”, Depth = 1.25”].

    Luxury box-frame

    This is a wooden frame with a 39 mm [1.5"] pewter-coloured finish that perfectly complements the colours and sheen found in the print’s foil-blocking. The overall dimensions of this frame are: Width = 414 mm, Height = 560 mm, Depth = 32 mm [Width = 16.25, Height = 22”, Depth = 1.3”].

  • For a limited time, shipping to all destinations is free.

    We take great care with packaging to help ensure that your print reaches you in excellent condition. Unframed prints are wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and shipped in large-diameter, thick-walled tubes with secured end caps.

    We ship worldwide. Depending on the destination, orders for multiple prints may arrive in multiple packages.

    Unframed prints: UK orders are usually delivered within three working days. International orders are normally delivered within 5–10 working days.

    Customers in the EU may have to pay a small amount of import duty to receive packages sent from the UK.

  • "This has to be the most extraordinary print I have ever seen. I love it!" Buyer, USA

    "Thank you, I can't wait to get this framed and put up in a place of honour. It's a beautiful work of art." Buyer, UK

    "This is a brilliant, exciting and profound idea! I love it and wish you the best of success." Buyer, Germany


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