You might have caught the story last week about Tim Burgess' breakfast cereal: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/feb/23/kelloggs-tim-burgess-totes-amazeballs
Now in the inbox arrives this:
"Last week The Charlatans created their own cereal, this week they’ve revolutionised one of the world’s most iconic scientific images: The Periodic Table of the Elements. Created to celebrate the anniversary of the first periodic table by Dmitri Mendeleev in March 1869, ‘The Periodic Turntable of The Charlatans’ - seen above – can be purchased in the form of a signed, limited edition poster from the band's online store.
Tim Burgess teamed up with friend Nick Fraser and Aiden Smith at Proof Spirit to recreate the periodic table, replacing each element with a track from The Charlatans back catalogue. Alongside their own symbols, each musical element also includes track durations and album credits, creating the ultimate Charlatans resource.
When asked about The Periodic Turntable, Tim Burgess had this to say:
“The periodic turntable may not be able to tell you how to create nuclear energy but it will tell you who did backing vocals on tracks from 'Wonderland'. Who knew science could be so cool?”
Hand-numbered and signed by the whole band, posters of The Periodic Turntable are priced at £50 and are strictly limited to only 123 copies, tying in with the number of tracks that appear on the table. (Note: the original periodic table contains only 118 elements)
You can see the table in more detail and purchase the posters here here: http://www.thecharlatans.net/periodicturntable/"
I particularly like the suggestion they've gone to such lengths to commemorate a 143rd anniversary.