Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Going round in circles

A latin palindrome describing the behaviour of moths: in girum imus nocte et consumimur igni which translates as: we go wandering (in circles) at night and are consumed by fire.

I want to print letterpress in circles. The print shown here is a rough hand-printed version from loose metal type. I now have a type high (23.3mm) metal circle template to build up to the correct circumference (or do I mean diameter?) for setting on the press bed with flexible thin leading. Just not sure how I will fix the letter spacing as it moves round the circle. Work in progress... 

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