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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.

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.

Rik Olson, featured at Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival 2011

SFCB is pleased to welcome back Rik Olson, illustrator and wood-engraving wizard, to his (and our) 8th Roadworks: A Steamroller Printing Festival. Born in Antioch, Rik Olson received his BFA from the California College of the Arts. Having learned from masters Barry Moser, John DePol, Richard McLean, and Ralph Borge, Olson’s finely crafted skill is […]

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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."

Rik Olson: Master Printmaker

Rik Olson Print

For nearly twelve years, we have been lucky enough to have master printmaker Rik Olson as an SFCB instructor. Making the journey down from Sebastopol every few months, he brings a vast wealth of knowledge about all things illustration. In his own words, Rik has built a career “specializing in wood engraving, scratchboard, pen& ink, […]

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