In The Enemy Within: A Companion I put together various bills of events for the Middenheim Carnival. I had intended that they should capture the spirit of Victorian circus posters, such as the one that inspired the Beatles’ Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite. However, in the end the handouts I produced were much more prosaic.

Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite.jpg

John Lennon’s poster

Now that I am updating the Companion again, I am going to revisit the Carnival handouts. I have started with a new flyer for the Carnival, which has been mainly put together with modified extracts from historical posters. The final version will appear in the relevant section of the Companion, but I am making it available here by way of a preview.


You can download it from here. It uses the Caslon Antique font.


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