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Elephant Needed at Once: A 'Vintage Mashups' Open Edition Print

Beautifully assembled from bits of real vintage posters and artistically ‘aged' to perfection, Elephant Needed at Once is available in three variations.

  • Only in the alternative Victorian universe of Vintage Mashups would an extraordinary elephant be needed with quite this degree of urgency.

    Beautifully assembled from bits of real vintage posters and artistically ‘aged' to perfection, Elephant Needed At Once is available in three variations and each print comes with an information sheet.

    Find out more about our Vintage Mashups collection

  • Dimensions

    Width: 331mm (13"). Height: 482mm (19").


    Digital print with pigment inks.


    Elephant Needed at Once is printed on 230gsm matt archival paper.

    Poster Text

    The poster reads as follows:

    Needed at Once
    A Meeting
    On Friday Evening Next

    On the Premises of
    City Hall, In Worcester,
    Sixty Guineas Reward.

    The above reward will be paid immediately by Dr. W. A. Norwood



  • Please select one of the 'Framed' options above.

    Prints are framed professionally, to order, by a Guild Commended Framer using archival-quality materials and usually ship within 7 working days.

    Frames are available in a vintage-looking, ‘distressed’ black finish that perfectly matches the aesthetic of the print. The frame is sealed on the back to prevent dust from entering and D-ring attachments and hanging cord are also fitted so that the print will arrive ready to hang. A card is also attached to the rear of the frame containing information about the print and how it was made.

    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.

    We package framed prints carefully to protect them from damage during shipping. Framed prints are shipped via Parcelforce and a tracking number will be sent to you via email as the print is dispatched.

    The overall dimensions of the frame are: Width = 366mm, Height = 519mm, Depth = 20mm. The frame itself is 25mm wide all around.

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

    We ship worldwide, and regularly send orders to the US, Canada and Australia. Depending on the destination, orders for multiple prints may arrive in multiple packages.

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

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

The Vintage Mashups Collection

Here at Kite, we've always been just a little bit obsessed with Victorian posters. Perhaps it's the amusing and bombastic sincerity of their old-fashioned language. It could be their impressive disregard for typographic simplicity. Or maybe it's the fact that old things just seem to have a beauty all of their own. Having collected hundreds of examples over the years, the idea for Vintage Mashups came about as a way to have some fun with the past and simultaneously produce something completely original that reminded us of why we've always loved looking at these things.

Every line of type and image on these posters is real and comes from genuinely old source materials like vintage posters, books and advertisements. But we've mixed them up. Along the way, we've created some fantastic and ridiculous-sounding events that never actually happened.

All our Vintage Mashups prints have been skillfully distressed and are digitally printed with pigment inks that should, perhaps ironically, keep them looking old for many years to come.

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Vintage Mashups Print: Elephant Needed at Once

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