Were the good folks at Convivio Bookworks not in the habit of acting as red-letter day advisors, the birthday of William Blake would have passed me by. To honor the 28th of November*, a broadside of The Tyger will be printed in 28 copies.

The draft drawing, with proof and crop marks:

Drawing detail of moon in branches:

And that detail as seen after transfer to the lino:

The entire uncut lino:

Tomorrow, cut and print.

* Blake was born November 28, 1757 in London; the Songs of Experience were written in 1794-95. The text and art here represented are inspired by plate 42 in Copy A held by the British Museum.

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