Auguries of Innocence is a poem by the English poet, painter and printmaker William Blake (1757-1827). It is essentially a meditation on the manifestations of good and evil, and how these can be witnessed in the day-to-day actions of humankind. Primarily it considers how we treat those over whom we have absolute power; the good or evil we do by embracing or abusing such power, and how the visible evidence of this can act as an augury – or sign – about our own fates both as individuals and as a species.
The brief was to produce a letterpress postcard that interprets and sets the text in a dynamic and expressive way.
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