Letterpress: All Circles | offthebeatenrpress.com
Letterpress: All Circles | offthebeatenpress.com

I’ve seen people set type in unique ways before, so I knew I wanted to give it a go for myself. Setting type in a circle was incredibly challenging. I did some math to make sure the phrase I was setting would fit but even with the advanced planning, it took a lot of work.

All Circles | offthebeatenpress.com

I used some plumbing binding to help me keep it all together and then when I set it to print, I wrapped it with twine. Believe me when I say, I took plenty of pictures of the full lock up, but they seemed to have disappeared from my phone.

All Circles | offthebeatenpress.com

The words I selected are lyrics from a song called All Circles by the band Mewithoutyou. I love this song and when I realized the line would fit perfectly, I knew I had to use it.

All Circles | offthebeatenpress.com

Not only was it challenging to print, but it was hard to keep it all even while printing. I plan on trying it again sometime, but will plan even more the next time.