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Press & Feedback

Press & Feedback

Since creating our reproduction of the Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite poster, we have received many amazing messages from friendly people all over the world. We have also gathered several comments from articles and tweets so we decided to put some of the highlights in one place – on this page.

"In the context of British music this is perhaps one of the most significant pieces of art to inspire one of the countries most celebrated musicians of all time. It’s rather fitting that Peter has gone to such lengths to recreate its original aesthetic and feel, in doing so he has also highlighted the importance of these age old crafts, and their ability to out perform their digital counter parts."

OEN (the189.com)

"I received my poster today and I'm thrilled to pieces. People were oooing and aaahing it all day at work. I must have shown your video about 20 times to demonstrate the extent of the labor of love that you have created. I will enjoy looking at this every day of my life."

Buyer, California

"The finished product is a gorgeous piece of work, worthy of its status as the unlikely object that inspired a pop-music masterpiece."

Fast Company Design

"The 50th anniversary of The Beatles' release of 'Love Me Do' threw up a slew of tributes. Our favourite was by designer Peter Dean, who lovingly recreated the 1843 circus poster that inspired John Lennon to write 'Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite!' on the seminal Sgt. Pepper album."

Crafts Magazine

I am captivated by the remarkable degree of dedication to craft shown here. What an inspiration.

Article comment

"The print arrived yesterday and I must say I am thrilled.  It is perfect, just perfect.  As a lifelong Beatles fan, it feels like I now have a piece of John Lennon's legacy in my house, or at least something very close.  Did I say the print was a gift for my husband?  Yeah, that's right, that's my story and I am sticking to it! ;-)   Many, many thanks for following your crazy dream of recreating the Kite print using original techniques.  I totally get it and feel very privileged to own a copy."

Buyer, California

My print arrived in fine shape and fashion, safe within its industrial strength mailing tube, enshrouded ever-so-carefully by its delicate packaging papers. It will soon be framed and hung in my music nook, taking its place alongside a handful of other Sixties era pieces; they're all the "real thing," but your beautifully crafted reproduction will be the crown jewel in my small collection.

Buyer, Washington

"John Lennon wrote "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite" in 1967, but most of the fanciful lyrics were actually written in 1843. You see, Lennon didn't pull them out of a drug-induced hallucination—he pulled them off a 19th-century poster advertising the Pablo Fanque Circus. The story's actually fairly well known, but there are only a few existing photographs of the poster out there. Here's how one man set out to recreate the original using the traditional techniques of wood engraving and letterpress printing. The results are stunning."

Gizmodo.com

"I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the print I just received...it is simply stunning. Magnificent job all around, and I will treasure it always."

Buyer

"This is the story of one dedicated fan’s attempt to painstakingly recreate that famous poster. (Hint: It wasn’t as easy as grabbing a few Sharpies.)"

Coolmaterial.com

"Thank you for the beautiful work"

Buyer

"What a fantastic idea. Beautiful film, superb print. Very impressive"

Via email

"I LOVE that there is an edition of 1967!"

Buyer, Florida

"This looks amazing"

Dangerousminds.net

"Thank you very much for your craftsmanship in creating this piece!"

Buyer

"Bless curiosity and obsession that creates gems like this:"

@clairestretch

"The Victorian poster that inspired the Beatles song Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite has been reincarnated thanks to a stunning new letterpress project"

Computerarts.co.uk

"Amazing! Man recreates 1843 handbill poster that inspired John Lennon to write “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!”"

@helvetikat

"I could be more creative if I had this on my wall: 'Being for the benefit of Mr Kite' letterpress print"

@glimbit

"The story goes that when John Lennon wrote the song “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” from album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, he found inspiration in an ad heavy Victorian circus poster. Well when Beatles fanatic Peter Dean found this out he wanted a copy of that flyer for himself, however all he could find were less-than-suitable reproductions. So in true artist form, Dean created his own version in all of its glorious pain-staking detail."

Hypebeast.com

"Whaaaat. This is awesome."

@gbeck419

"Caramba! Quanta paixão, cara."

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"(Today's most beautiful story) the recreation of the circus poster that inspired 'Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite"

@_intweetion_

"The recreation of Mr. Kite. Incredible."

@VinnyDePonto

"Beatles fanatic recreates circus poster that inspired John Lennon's For the Benefit of Mr Kite! I WANT ONE."

@DottieTan

"Just a short note of thanks … I'm really pleased to get the print"

Buyer, UK

"First of all I want to say, to you and your friends, BRAVO. What a such beautiful idea!"

Buyer, Canada

"Amidst all the chaos in the wake of the storm here in NYC, the Kite print is a refreshing ray of light, and it makes me smile."

Buyer, New York

"The framed print arrived yesterday. Wow!!! Fantastic, absolutely fantastic. The print looks great and the framing is the icing on the cake. Congratulations on a job very well done. I wish you all the best of success. "

Buyer, Minnesota

"Your recreation of Lennon’s poster is a fascinating project – you must be delighted with the spectacular end result!"

Via email

"I received the poster last Wednesday in wonderful condition. I am very happy with the details and quality. Thanks!"

Buyer, Texas

"The print has already arrived so thanks for the speedy delivery. It really is quite magnificent and better than I could have hoped for so thanks a million, I'm chuffed!"

Buyer, UK

"I cannot tell you how much this is a major beatlemaniac fan dream coming true for me to have this poster"

Buyer, Brazil

"My print was received, it's beautiful. Thanks!"

Buyer, California

"Package arrived today and the print is in perfect shape. The idea to reproduce this poster was inspired, and it was executed perfectly."

Buyer, Virginia

"I have received a print and had it now framed. I am a huge Beatles fan, too and I also always wanted to have a copy of that poster and was also not satisfied with the so-called replicas you find elsewhere. This is the real thing. Peter, thank you very much for making this reality!"

Buyer, Germany

"Thanks for the follow-up-- I just got it today! Print looks amazing & the coworkers are jealous-- mission accomplished!"

Buyer, California

"The print is beautiful. The group you've brought together to build it did a tremendous job. All the best!"

Via email

"As a massive Beatles fan this is something I have wanted forever, and I can't wait to get this hung on my study wall!"

Buyer, UK

"What a wonderful print you have created. When I saw it and the work and care you put in to it it just brightened my day."

Via email

"I want to mention how I admire the task you took on - it is a truly unique and amazing walk through history."

Buyer, Singapore

"Amazing. Peter Dean recreates the 1843 handbill poster that inspired John Lennon to write the song “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” which appeared on The Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band."

Quipsologies (underconsideration.com)

"Like yourself, I have long wanted a reproduction of this poster and, I must say, you have done an incredible job at recreating it."

Via email

"Thank you for restoring this beautiful piece."

Via email

"It's just brillant!"

Buyer, Canada

"Can I first compliment you on having made such a wonderful piece of Beatles memorabilia…"

Buyer, UK

"I am so delighted that finally someone has recreated this poster"

Buyer, UK

"Great work on the poster, absolutely love it"

Buyer, UK

"The story behind the poster is terrific!  It will have the spot of honor on my already-crowded wall"

Buyer, New Jersey

"Wow. This is an amazing project. Thanks so much for bringing this poster back into the world. "

Via email

"I received the framed print today. Beautiful work!"

Buyer, Tennessee

"What a fantastic idea. Beautiful film, superb print. Very impressive."

Buyer, UK

"Finally put my wonderful Kite print up today. Looks absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for making it so beautifully"

@WillJAitken

"What an amazing project. Thank you and the other artists who worked on it."
Buyer, New York

"I just received the Kite print and just wanted to let you know how thrilled I was to see it. I am glad I got the frame also. It looks great hanging on the wall of my office. It truly is beautiful work."

Buyer, Texas

"I’m going to hang the poster in a prominent place in my home office so I see it every day. It’s really the perfect present."

Gift recipient, New York

"I had to have this excellent version you have created."
Buyer, UK

"Congratulations for the superb work on the Mr. Kite poster, it is great."

Via email

"What a fabulous project… the end result looks stunning – well done, it's a tremendous (not to mention brave) undertaking."

Via email

"The work on the poster is brilliant."

@Mezna75

"It arrived yesterday and it is spectacular. Everything I had hoped for."
Buyer, Indianapolis

"Extraordinary."

itsnicethat.com

"There are @thebeatles fans, and then there are people like Peter Dean."

@duuuhvina

"This Sgt. Pepper poster would stop some lonely hearts from being lonely FOR SURE."

@d_castillo

"I have just received my framed print and would just like to tell you how wonderful it is. I have wanted a Kite poster for years. Thank you for your dedication, the result is truly stunning."
Buyer, UK

"Beautiful reproduction of the circus poster that inspired Lennon to write 'Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite'."

@Typo_negative

"The amazing journey of recreating a poster that inspired John Lennon to write 'Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite'."

@BIENALmx

"Amazing poster."

@townsend_andrew

"What a beautiful, brilliant homage to one of my favorite @thebeatles songs off my favorite album of all time! Ordering soon!."

@KnowAWinkler

"The poster is awesome."

Via email

"The poster arrived a few days ago and it's simply spectacular."
Buyer, Texas

"Just want to let you know - I received my wonderful print which was a delicious feast for the eyes … your team did a great job with the details of the reproduction."

Buyer, Florida

"I really liked your passion to get it done! Thanks!"

Via email

"Awesome. You are incredibly awesome."

Via email

"Just wanted to say that I'm extremely excited for the print! This will be for my new house… Before I get ANYTHING (e.g. appliances, furniture) for my house, I know that the Kite print is easily the first thing I want."
Buyer, Canada

"I got back from a business trip tonight and opened the package and am delighted with the print - it's great."

Buyer, UK

"I just received the print. It is sweeeeeet!"

Buyer, Alabama

"Your idea of re-creating this iconic poster which inspired Lennon (and McCartney, as it seems…) for a magnificent and mysterious song, your idea is just GREAT !"
Buyer, Switzerland

"This is a poster that I have craved owning for some time, and I must say that your efforts have resulted in the one that I would far and away most wish to own. I complement you on the obvious labor of love that went into this poster and applaud you for the passion that clearly went into this project."

Via email

"I just wanted to let you know that the Mr Kite print finally arrived and it’s incredible!"

Buyer, Mexico

"I received the print today, and it is very, very impressive. Perfection, even. To me, it looks like a work of art that should be hanging in a gallery. Thank you very much!"
Buyer, Australia

"Thank you very much! I’ve waited a long time for a good reproduction of this poster and you seem to have nailed it. And if is good enough for Paul it will be most certainly good enough for me. :)"

Buyer, Germany

"The [Vintage Mashups] print is beautiful!"

Buyer, Scotland

"Thank you for sharing your wonderful vision and enthusiasm for not only the Beatles but printmaking as well."

Via email

"I am thrilled to bits with my framed Mr. Kite print – it's beautiful!"

Buyer, UK

"It is quite stunning and will be much appreciated and enjoyed."

Buyer, UK