Thank you for coming to the 12th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival!
We are looking forward to seeing you at the 13th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival in 2016! Meanwhile visit us again soon for a bookbinding, letterpress printing, calligraphy, or arts & crafts workshop, or any number of of our many events. We are open seven days per week. Find details here...
Limited Edition Roadworks Steamroller Prints are now available!
Something for Everybody
Hands-on Book Arts Crafting
Printing & Bookbinding Demonstrations
50 Arts & Crafts Vendors
Activities for Adults & Children
Music, Art Exhibits & More
Steamroller Printing using a seven-ton 1924 Buffalo-Springfield Coal Powered Steamroller provided and operated by the amazing team of steam enthusiasts from Roots of Motive Power
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If you are interested in being an esteemed sponsor of the 13th Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival in 2016, contact Cheryl Itamura at email@example.com.
Arts & Crafts Vendors
M&H Type, Savior Faire, Dandy Lion Press, Dependable Letterpress, Paperflirt, Pickypockets Press, Melissa West, Painted Tongue Press, Raes of Sun, Recover Your Thoughts, A.K. Walker Art, 8 Paw Press, Bell'occhio, Boarding All Rows, Coffee N Cream Press, Copilot Press, Drive By Press, Girl Chewing Gum, Graphics Arts Workshop, Gutwrench Press, Mixolydian Editions, Neon Sprinkles Studio, Noble Impressions, Reclaimed Printmaking, Stephanie Martin Etchings, Rika Laser/Asuka Ohsawa, Dead Duck Press, Fly By Night Girls, Rjit Phiosuwan Art, Papa November, Twist and Dip, ArtSpan, Litquake, Do.Re.Mi Design & Arts District, Letterform Archive, and many others, plus the featured artists listed below.
|Casey Gardner, Ryan Vicente, Laurel Prieto, Eric Rewitzer, Rik Olson, Sara Burgess|
The San Francisco Center for the Book’s 12th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival is a day-long public printmaking and book arts extravaganza that includes free hands-on printmaking and book arts activities, demonstrations, 50 arts and crafts vendors and more.
Using an unlikely printing press created by using a 1924 seven-ton Buffalo Springfield steamroller provided by Roots of Motive Power as a giant cylinder and the surface of Rhode Island Street itself as the bed of the press, a team of featured artists and printers create large-scale prints from three-foot-square, hand-carved "Battleship linoleum".
The Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival has become a popular tradition in the Do.Re.Mi (Dogpatch-Potrero-Hill-Mission) Arts District of San Francisco, that attracts art, printmaking and book art enthusiasts of all ages, including adults and kids, from far and wide.
For their generous support of San Francisco Center for the Book we acknowledge Kahle Austin Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.
Click here(link is external) to watch a Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival video put together by Gawker Media's popular design and technology blog, Gizmodo.