This year is the 250th anniversary of the publication of the first two volumes of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne.
On page 72 of Volume I the reader is informed of the death of the character Parson Yorick with the words Alas! poor Yorick. The opposite page [ 73 ] has the space that the text should occupy filled with black.
The Incline Press has impressed the outline of the original page onto a sheet of A4 handmade Somerset paper and the page number [73] has been printed and the proportions of the rectangle outlined.

73 artists/writers have agreed to make a new Black Page on this printed paper for exhibition in the gallery at Shandy Hall in September 2009. All the Black Pages will be for sale and all will be visible on this blog.