Monthly Archives: September 2012

My Experience: Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival at San Francisco Center for the Book

A blog post from Clarence William Cromwell on his experience at the 2012 Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival. “I volunteered this weekend at the ninth annual Roadworks printing festival, at the San FranciscoCB. (Besides seeing Rhode Island street used as a printing press, I bought a book and a full drawer of type.) SFCB has classes […]

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SFCB
SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

Roadworks Featured Artist Favianna Rodriguez Educates and Mobilizes

San Francisco Center for the Book is excited to have Favianna Rodriguez as one of the 2012 Roadworks Featured Artists. Favianna Rodriguez is a celebrated East Bay printmaker and digital artist. Using high-contrast colors and vivid figures, her composites reflect literal and imaginative migration, global community, and interdependence. Favianna came of age in East Oakland, surrounded […]

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elka weber
elka weber
elka weber is a writer, book artist, and library elf interested in publication design, hand papermaking, short fiction, long road trips and really crafty ideas.

Pressed for Details: Roadworks 2012 Featured Artist Rik Olson

Find out about Rik Olson, a Roadworks 2012 Featured Artist, his ties to Roadworks history, and the concurrent exhibition Rik in Detail, currently on view in the Austin Burch Gallery. And don’t forget about Roadworks this Saturday, September 22! The mission of the San Francisco Center for the Book’s annual Roadworks steamroller printmaking festival is […]

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elka weber
elka weber
elka weber is a writer, book artist, and library elf interested in publication design, hand papermaking, short fiction, long road trips and really crafty ideas.

Pound the Pavement with Roadworks Wildcard Artist Mike Kimball

Meet SFCB Roadworks 2012 Wildcard Artist Mike Kimball. Mike at his at his Arc Studios space, former site of legendary not-for-profit arts organization New Langton Arts. Painter and printmaker Mike Kimball is drawn to the urban landscape. His highly graphic work focuses on characterizing the warmth of urban topography through capturing angles of elegance in […]

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elka weber
elka weber
elka weber is a writer, book artist, and library elf interested in publication design, hand papermaking, short fiction, long road trips and really crafty ideas.

It’s Rare That One Gets To Truly Collaborate

This post was created by Annemarie Munn who was part of  SFCBs In-House Printer pilot program. She worked with Studio Manager, Rhiannon Alpers to print and bind Christie Nelson’s “My Moveable Feast” illustrated by Fiona Taylor. Printing a book is so different from printing  a set of illustrations, a business card, a poster, or even an […]

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Annemarie Munn
Annemarie Munn
Annemarie's abiding love of the broadside brought her to printmaking, book arts, and to SFCB, where she has been volunteering for almost two years. She is currently studying for her MFA in Fiction at SFSU, where she also studies printmaking and book arts.

Go Cuckoo for Roadworks Featured Artist Anna Branning of Dutch Door Press

Roadworks 2012 Featured Artist Anna Branning is one half of the popular San Francisco-based illustration and letterpress studio Dutch Door Press. Anna was selected by the San Francisco Center for the Book based on her skill as an illustrator and a printer. An industrious, imaginative designer with a background in illustration, this is Anna’s first year carving […]

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elka weber
elka weber
elka weber is a writer, book artist, and library elf interested in publication design, hand papermaking, short fiction, long road trips and really crafty ideas.

Promised Land: A Guest Post by Author Christie Nelson

What’s a writer doing at Art Camp? I pondered that question as we traveled up the Sierra Nevada Mountains, crossed Quincy’s wide meadows, and bumped along the dusty road leading into Feather River Art Camp. My head had been down for so long, pushing toward the finish line of a novel, that art camp sounded […]

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SFCB
SFCB
The San Francisco Center for the Book sfcb.org

Rumbling Thoughts about Roadworks

Our Roadworks Marketing Intern, Elka Weber, shares her thoughts on preparing for the 2012 Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival. Several of my recent SFCB intern days have revolved around photographing the SFCB archive of prints from past Roadworks events. Leafing through the portfolios of giant linoleum block prints, I found myself coming across William T. Wiley, […]

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elka weber
elka weber
elka weber is a writer, book artist, and library elf interested in publication design, hand papermaking, short fiction, long road trips and really crafty ideas.

Participatory Art: SFCB gears up with Papergirl SF

Find out about the phenomenon of Papergirl, its ties to San Francisco, and upcoming events including SFCB’s Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival on September 22 and Friday Night at the de Young on September 7, 2012. San Francisco’s artist community is always looking for ways to engage the greater public in an intimate, direct way. Papergirl […]

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elka weber
elka weber
elka weber is a writer, book artist, and library elf interested in publication design, hand papermaking, short fiction, long road trips and really crafty ideas.