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Author Topic: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster  (Read 2033 times)

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Pete

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Hi everyone,

I really wanted to share this with you. I'm a designer in London (and massive Beatles fan) and I have spent the last six months recreating the Victorian circus poster that inspired Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite! I used the methods that were used to create the original in 1843, so the poster is letterpress printed - by hand - and the illustrations were recommissioned from a well-known British wood-engraver.

You can see the result of my work here:

http://kiteprint.com

I hope you like it!

Best,
Pete

(no pun intended)


P.S. I checked with Dmitry before posting this and it has his blessing.

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Re: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 08:05:43 PM »

That looks great, Pete. A fine job. It's a bit expensive for my current wallet tho.
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Re: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 10:50:06 PM »


That's really nice, Pete! Thank you for sharing. It's a bit steep for me right now, too, but I hope you have brisk sales.   :)
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Re: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 10:37:10 AM »

Thanks Bobber / Normandie. It's important to me that real Beatles fan approve of what I've done.
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Re: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 12:51:09 PM »

very good, in fact excellent mate ;)
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Re: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 07:42:59 PM »

Thank you Nimrod.

Sorry - my post earlier should have said "fans"! Obviously I would like more than one person to approve of it...
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Re: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2012, 10:37:17 AM »

Best,
Pete

(no pun intended)
Ahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

Loved the recreation! Absoloutely great work! Well done :)
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2012, 12:44:24 PM »

Ahahahahahahaha!!!!!!

Loved the recreation! Absoloutely great work! Well done :)

Thank you! Sorry - I couldn't resist the Pete Best gag...
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Re: Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! - a new recreation of the poster
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2012, 05:12:34 AM »

I hope you like it!

I love it! I've always wanted a high quality reproduction of this (or the original LOL) and I'd buy it in a heartbeat if I could right now.
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