The 10th Annual Roadworks: Steamroller Printing Festival wil be held on Sunday, September 29, 2013, 12-5pm on Rhode Island Street between 16th and 17th Streets.
The San Francisco Center for the Book’s annual Roadworks Street Fair is a day-long public printmaking showcase presented amid a selection of local food and fine craft vendors. 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. Now in its 9th year, Roadworks has become a casual, popular tradition in the Potrero Hill neighborhood, drawing printmaking and book art enthusiasts as well as locals and families. Events for children will be scheduled all day. Free tours of the Austin/Burch Gallery, plus free letterpress, bookbinding, and other mini-workshops will be offered at SFCB during the festival.
The 3'-0" x 3'-0" steamroller prints will be for sale at SFCB during the event in a limited edition of three prints of each artists lino cut. The steamroller prints are highly limited editions, so if you are interested in the work of a specific featured artist, contact us at email@example.com to reserve your print in advance. There will be an online preview available the day before the event where you can buy your print online even if you can't make it to Roadworks.
INFORMATION FROM LAST YEAR
Stay tuned for updated 2013 info soon.
We could not produce Roadworks without the generous support of our sponsors, thank-you:
Arch Drafting Supplies, Whole Food Market Potrero Hill, H and H Printing, Logos Graphics, 148 Print, Chronicle Books, Center Hardware, Speedball, and PapergirlSF.
Roadworks 2012 Featured Artists (click on each name to learn more about the linoleum block carved for the event)
2012 Vendors Included:
3 Fish Studios, Arch Drafting & Graphic Supply, ArtSpan, Blockhead Press, Boarding All Rows, Broken Pigeon Productions, Book Meat Press & Bindery, Center Hardware, Clandestine Press, Coffee n Cream Press, Dandy Lion Press, Dreampoint Press, Dutch Door Press, Graphic Arts Workshop, Made By Katrina, Mike Kimball, Le Petit Elefant, Les Enfants Terribles, L.H.O.O.Q. Press, Lucky 8 Letterpress, Margins, Caitlin Mattisson, Meridian Press, MillaVision Press, Mullowney Printing, Nibby Press, Rik Olson, Paperflirt Letterpress, pickypockets, pushpulldesign, Recover Your Thoughts, Sprout Studio, Studio And, Melissa West, Whole Foods Market Potrero Hill
Roadworks in the News
SF Examiner: Rhode Island Street gets inked — with a steamroller
Journalists, press and other media: Download the Roadworks press release here. View artist bios here and here. FAQ Sheet here.
Want to know more about what exactly steamroller printing is? Check out this video from Roadworks 2008:
Let the good times roll!