I’ve been unable to shake that quote paraphrasing George MacLeod, from bookbinder Rachel Hazell, “The thing about islands is there’s less space between Heaven and Earth.”, so I asked her permission to commit it to type and paper and she generously consented.
I used my daredevil printing skills to set the type the round; divine intervention, rather than careful planning, meant that, in 24 point Futura Regular, it fit perfectly:
Keeping the type in place was something of a dark art involving multiple quoins plus strategic slips of paper, and significant prayer.
When I realized that the resulting circle was about the same size as my letterpress cut of Prince Edward Island, I conjured up a red-and-black combination of the two, resulting in this:
I also printed a few outliers without the background of the Island, including this one, printed on handmade paper made by Catherine many many years ago, which I love: