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 invitation number.

    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:

    PABLO FANQUE'S CIRCUS ROYAL,
    TOWN-MEADOWS, ROCHDALE.
    Grandest Night of the Season!
    AND POSITIVELY THE
    LAST NIGHT BUT THREE!
    BEING FOR THE
    BENEFIT OF MR. KITE,
    (LATE OF WELLS'S CIRCUS) AND
    MR. J. HENDERSON,
    THE CELEBRATED SOMERSET THROWER!
    WIRE DANCER, VAULTER, RIDER, &c.
    On TUESDAY Evening, February 14th, 1843.
    Messrs. KITE & HENDERSON, in announcing the following Entertainments, assure the Public that this Night's Production will be one of the most splendid ever produced in this town, having been some days in preparation.
    Mr. KITE will, for this night only, introduce the
    CELEBRATED
    HORSE, ZANTHUS!
    Well known to be one of the best Broke Horses
    IN THE WORLD!!!
    Mr. HENDERSON will undertake the arduous Task of
    THROWING TWENTY-ONE SOMERSETS,
    ON THE SOLID GROUND.
    Mr. KITE will appear, for the first time this season,
    On the Tight Rope,
    When Two Gentlemen Amateurs of this Town will
    perform with him. 

    Mr. HENDERSON will, for the first time in Rochdale,
    introduce his extraordinary
    TRAMPOLINE LEAPS
    AND
    SOMERSETS!
    Over Men & Horses, through Hoops, over Garters, 
    and lastly through a Hogshead of REAL FIRE!
    In this branch of the profession Mr. H challenges 
    THE WORLD!

    For particulars see Bills of the day.

    JONES & CROSSKILL, PRINTERS AND BOOKSELLERS, YORKSHIRE STREET, ROCHDALE.

  • Please select the 'Framed' option 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. Full details about framed prints are at the bottom of this page.

  • 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.

    UK orders are usually delivered within two working days. International orders are normally delivered within 5–10 working days.

  • "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

    "One man set out to recreate the original using the traditional techniques of wood engraving and letterpress printing. The results are stunning." Gizmodo

    "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

    "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." Buyer

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

    "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

    "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

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

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