Not too long ago we delivered one of these prints to Sir Paul McCartney’s London office and it’s fair to say that we were highly excited about the prospect of Paul – who wrote the song with fellow Beatle John Lennon – owning a copy of our print.
We weren’t exactly expecting to hear back from him, but…
…a few weeks later, an email arrived from Sir Paul’s PA to thank us for the delivery and to say that Paul loves the print! We’re thrilled to have sent him a print and even happier that he likes it so much.
Paul McCartney is joined by other high-profile names who now have one of our Mr Kite posters on their wall. Others include famous musicians, actors, authors and film directors from around the world.Back to top
This limited edition print was created by artist Peter Dean over a period of almost a year, with assistance from the letterpress experts at New North Press and the incredible talents of wood engraver Andy English. Everyone involved contributed well-honed skills and painstaking attention to detail. Right from the start, we made an effort to create the print to museum standards.
For every single print, a sheet of mould-made, archival-quality paper is cut to size and dampened prior to printing. The wooden and metal type, as well as the wood engravings, are then inked by hand – a process also done separately for every print. Every single print in this limited edition is then hand-pulled on a vintage Albion press. After drying, prints are numbered by hand, in pencil at the lower right in the form #/1967. Each print also comes with a hand-signed certificate of authenticity.
Shortly after this print went on sale, London’s prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum added a copy from this edition to their permanent collection.Back to top
Our framing service for the limited edition Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite print presents the poster beautifully. The same care and attention-to-detail that went into making the print goes into the framing process. Prints are framed professionally, to order, by a Guild Commended Framer using archival-quality materials and usually ship within 7 working days.
The frame is made from hardwood and has a smooth black finish and an inner bezel. The deep mount (or 'matt') is the same colour as the paper that the poster is printed on and allows for approximately 12mm space around the black printed border in the poster.
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.
High-quality acrylic is used in place of glass for all shipped orders. It is visibly identical, but should not be cleaned or polished with abrasives.
The price includes shipping, so no additional charge will be added at checkout. We package framed prints carefully to protect them from damage during shipping. Framed prints are shipped via Parcelforce.
The overall dimensions of the frame are: Width = 363mm, Height = 595mm, Depth = 27mm.
The black wooden frame itself is 23mm wide all around. The visible part of the mount (or 'matt') is c. 37mm wide all around.Back to top