Category Archives: Roadworks

Roadworks And Book Arts Through The Eyes of British Columbia’s Director of Libraries and Literacy

We were delighted to have Jacqueline VanDyk visit the San Francisco Center for the Book a few weeks ago. She is the Director of the Libraries and Literacy Branch in the government of British Columbia. Today we were delighted to read her blog post about the visit and share it with you here. To read […]

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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.

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.

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.

Caitlin Mattisson: Queen of the Wild Frontier

For the first time in its nine year history, Roadworks put out a call for Wildcard design proposals in 2012. The force of nature that is Caitlin Mattisson answered loud and clear.  I recently spoke to Caitlin one summer night in the outer Mission, outside of a rock and roll show. We perched on […]

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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.

Roadworks 2011: A Day in Pictures

Things have been a bit quiet on the blog front, but only because they have been so busy here at SFCB! Now that autumn is in full swing, we’ll have more time to sit down at our computers and document all the fun stuff that’s been going on. Let’s start things off with a pictorial […]

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Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu
Rocket Caleshu is an instructor at SFCB, and a freelance letterpress printer.

Roadworks 2011: Interview with Nora Aoyagi

Here are a few words from Nora Aoyagi, a Roadworks 2011 featured artist… “I originally got interested in printmaking in college, mainly working with woodcuts. I had always been really interested in art making, but printmaking was something new for me altogether. I really loved that it combined repetitive tasks, the capacity to make multiples of a favorite image, […]

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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."