Registration is the lining up of the printing of separate blocks on a single piece, and whenever I’ve done reduction prints that need to be printed in multiple layers, registration has been my nemesis. So I took heart to see that a) even someone whose work is as perfect as Escher’s doesn’t always get things lined up perfectly. And b) it didn’t matter. The piece is amazing.
[Pictures: detail of Metamorphosis II, woodcut from 20 blocks by M.C. Escher, 1940 (Image from mcescher.com);
further detail of the same.]