The 10th Annual Roadworks: Steamroller Printing Festival, organized by the San Francisco Center for the Book, was in the Potrero Hill neighborhood last month. I participated for two days of printmaking as an inky hands volunteer!
The San Francisco Center for the Book’s annual Roadworks Street Fair is a day-long public printmaking showcase. Using a three-ton construction steamroller and an unlikely letterpress bed – Rhode Island Street – a team of artists and printers print large-scale prints from three-foot-square hand-carved linoleum blocks.
What was particularly fantastic about this year, was that the SFCB was able procure a beautiful antique steamroller. As always there were tours of the Austin/Burch Gallery, as well as mini-workshops in letterpress printing and bookbinding techniques.
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