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“Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite” Letterpress Print

Screen Shot 2013 01 13 at 22.41.39 650x368 “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite” Letterpress Print

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 albumSgt. 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.

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