John Lennons Poster recreated for the Benefit of Mr. Kite

 Vimeo Direktlennon, via Jason Kottke

Peter Dean hat ein altes Zirkus-Poster, das John Lennon gehörte und ihn zum Song Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! inspirierte, 1:1 aus einer alten Fotografie rekonstruiert… und zwar mit den gleichen Techniken, die 1843 zur Verfügung standen. Prints davon kann man hier kaufen. Großartige Story, großartiges Video, großartiger Beatles-Song, großartiges Poster. Alles großartig, bin sehr begeistert.

This is a reproduction of the 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. It is printed in a limited edition of 1,967.

Lennon bought the poster in an antiques shop and hung it in his music room. While writing for Sgt. Pepper one day, he drew inspiration from the quirky, old-fashioned language and set the words to music. Every effort has been made to be true to the original poster and it is printed using the same methods that would have been used in 1843.

Limited Edition ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite’ Letterpress Print