Monthly Archives: August 2011

Roadworks 2011: Interview with Rik Olson

Check out our interview with master woodcarver, beloved SFCB instructor, and Roadworks veteran artist Rik Olson! Allie Washkin: How did you get into letterpress/printmaking? Rik Olson: In 1982 I took a five-day wood engraving class from Barry Moser. I was quickly hooked and realized that in order to make an image of my wood engravings I […]

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Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin, SFCB's newest marketing intern, is earning a BA in Creative Writing at SFSU. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she has cultivated a love and devotion to coffee, airports, adventures, and the written word. She often walks, for hours on end, with nothing but ideas... Keep moving forward, and there will be light. Better said by Frank O'Hara: "You are gorgeous and I'm coming."

Roadworks 2011: Interview with Eric Rewitzer

San Francisco printmaker & Roadworks featured artist Eric Rewitzer took some time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions for us here at SFCB… Check it out! (But in case you hear any loud crashing, close your computer and run… it’s Godzilla!!) SFCB: How did you get into letterpress/printmaking? Eric: I’ve been printmaking […]

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Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin, SFCB's newest marketing intern, is earning a BA in Creative Writing at SFSU. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she has cultivated a love and devotion to coffee, airports, adventures, and the written word. She often walks, for hours on end, with nothing but ideas... Keep moving forward, and there will be light. Better said by Frank O'Hara: "You are gorgeous and I'm coming."

Screenprinting at the Mission Cultural Center with Marsha Shaw

Last week, Marsha Shaw hosted a screenprinting workshop at the Mission Cultural Center. In this lively class, students learned about the versatile screen-printing process from beginning to end. Using a variety of methods, including hand drawing on film and cutting rubylyth for color separations, the students used their own photographic images, embellishing color and flair […]

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Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin, SFCB's newest marketing intern, is earning a BA in Creative Writing at SFSU. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she has cultivated a love and devotion to coffee, airports, adventures, and the written word. She often walks, for hours on end, with nothing but ideas... Keep moving forward, and there will be light. Better said by Frank O'Hara: "You are gorgeous and I'm coming."

SFCB Workshop: The Typography of Handwriting

Yesterday I had my first session of a handwriting to typography workshop at the San Francisco Center for the Book. The class is taught by calligrapher Georgianna Greenwood. The workshop is challenging and incredibly interesting and focuses on learning to be more consistent with your handwriting so that you can work it into your art. Handwriting […]

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Nina
Nina
Nina Eve has been obsessed with books since receiving Harold and the Purple Crayon as a child before she knew how to read. While receiving her BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute she took as many book and printmaking classes as possible. She now spends her time working as the Project Coordinator at SFCB, making and selling her printed and bookish wares, and learning French.

Roadworks 2011: Interview with Anagram Press & Springtide Press

Check out our interview with the excellent tag team at Anagram Press and Springtide Press, Jessica Spring and Chandler O’Leary. Thanks Jessica and Chandler for chatting! And we can’t wait to see your newest Dead Feminist piece revealed at Roadworks! 1. How did you get into letterpress/printmaking? Jessica: I worked as a typesetter at Macalester […]

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Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin, SFCB's newest marketing intern, is earning a BA in Creative Writing at SFSU. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she has cultivated a love and devotion to coffee, airports, adventures, and the written word. She often walks, for hours on end, with nothing but ideas... Keep moving forward, and there will be light. Better said by Frank O'Hara: "You are gorgeous and I'm coming."

Nora Aoyagi featured at Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival

SFCB is proud to announce Nora Aoyagi as one of the featured artists at our 8th Annual Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival. Nora is a Bay Area artist and illustrator with a self-proclaimed “fondness for fairytales and fearsome creatures.” Residing in Berkeley, her drawings, paintings, and prints reflect her taste for the dark side, inspired […]

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Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin
Allie Washkin, SFCB's newest marketing intern, is earning a BA in Creative Writing at SFSU. Born and raised in the Bay Area, she has cultivated a love and devotion to coffee, airports, adventures, and the written word. She often walks, for hours on end, with nothing but ideas... Keep moving forward, and there will be light. Better said by Frank O'Hara: "You are gorgeous and I'm coming."