John Lennon's Mr. Kite Poster (OLD VERSION)

John Lennon's Mr. Kite Poster (OLD VERSION)



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100lb Recycled Speckletone French Paper, Black Ink Silkscreened by hand


For the Past 7 years, this was the most accurate replica of John Lennon's Poster available, and still remains a great option for Beatles lovers around the world. But I have just spent the past year with new reference material making a PERFECT replica (limited to 500 pieces) that will never be topped:

This is a painstaking recreation of the unique victorian circus poster that inspired John Lennon to write "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite." It measures 10 3/8" wide by 18 5/8" tall. Each is silkscreened by hand onto 100# "True White" speckletone paper by French Paper.

This is, without doubt, the most accurate replica of this poster ever created. I encourage anyone who is interested in purchasing this to first look around at the other replicas that have been made. You can find them cheaper (though lacking detail and print quality) and you can find them actually printed with a printing press (and VERY expensive) but none of them compare on actual accuracy.

I spent months ensuring that every detail was precisely accurate to the original, based on the few existing photos of the poster (I included one with John in my photos for comparison).

The text on the poster contains almost all the lyrics (or at least the seeds of what would become lyrics) to "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite." The original poster is a beautiful piece of music history, but Sean Lennon owns it now, so I hope I've created the next best thing; a lovely replica, suitable for hanging, that can be owned by the rest of us.

PLEASE NOTE: The poster comes UN-FRAMED. The image of the framed poster is intended as a display suggestion.

Posters are stored flat and, once ordered, are shipped in a wide tube to avoid curling.

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63 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Renato Jan 18, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Amazing work! You can see the attention to detail, totally worth the extra $

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David Joel Jan 12, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
This seller is the best! Both of these posters were gifts and arrived in two different tubes as promised.

When USPS botched the delivery, damaging one of the posters Shawn took responsibility for the goofed delivery, was very curious and fast in his service and replaced the one which was damaged immediately.

Thanks very much for your professionalism Shawn and for providing a great product!!!

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Sandy List Jan 8, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Very good. Item just as described, quick to ship, well-packed--recommended!

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Rick Dec 4, 2019

5 out of 5 stars
The item is as described. I grew up with the Beatles and this is a great addition to my Beatles themed bar in the basement. It arrived quickly and was packaged perfectly. I am going to have it framed.

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