Roadworks 2020 rolls on...ONLINE!


Join us online on Sunday, September 27, 2020 for our 17th annual

Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival!


This year San Francisco Center for the Book’s 17th Annual Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival will take place online! An annual favorite of the bookarts community, SFCB's free-to-attend printmaking and book arts extravaganza will include virtual book arts activities, demonstrations, exhibitors, and a livestream of the steamroller print process.

Some things you can count on: the tides, economic fluctuations, and of course, Roadworks. While we do not feel it is safe to host a giant street festival this year, we aren’t about to let a virus keep us from printing giant linoleum cuts with a steamroller! So we are going online with the event this year. We’ll use our parking lot as the press bed and a big ol’ steamroller as the press to print Classic 3’ square prints as well as 9x12” personal prints throughout the day. Order yours and watch it get printed on the livestream. We hope you will be able to join us! Sales of both Classic and Personal prints are a fundraising activity benefiting San Francisco Center for the Book.

 (pictured, l-r: Rik Olson print 2015 :: various Personal Prints from 2018 :: Eric Rewitzer print from 2017)

Roadworks "Classic Prints" Artists:

We are thrilled to announce the Classic Prints artists for Roadworks 2020: Rik Olson (Rik Olson Illustration) and Eric Rewitzer (3 Fish Studios)!

Roadworks "Personal Prints" Artists:

Erica Barajas :: Kate Beale :: Anna Branning :: Roshelle Carlson :: Lowen Cattolico :: Anjelika Deogirikar-Grossman :: Gina di Grazia :: Phoebe Diamond :: Winnie Ding :: Colleen Dwire :: Jennifer Evans :: Anne Fischer :: Lori Foster :: Linnaea Furlong :: Danguole Kuolas :: Michelle Lee :: MJ Linford :: Nora & Sheila Pallotta :: Jeni Paltiel :: Jose Ramirez Calamateo :: Annie Roach :: Karl Roeseler :: Thorina Rose :: Kate Rutter :: Laura Wellington :: Melissa West

Exhibitors, vendors, and organizations:

Baczek Studio :: Blue Skies Workroom :: Boundless Books and Writingware :: California Society of Printmakers :: Center for Book Arts NY :: Circle A Studio :: Coffee n Cream Press :: Deconstructed Artichoke Press :: Dutch Poet Press | Robert Perry Book Design :: Hunger Button Books :: Meadow Press :: Melissa West, Printmaker :: Meridian Press :: Navy Midnight Press :: neon sprinkles studio :: Object: Found :: Painted Tongue Press :: Sserp Press :: Stephanie Martin Art :: The Constant Forager :: wasabi press :: Whale Bone Bindery



Check out this video from 2018's Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival!


For their generous support of San Francisco Center for the Book we acknowledge Kahle Austin Foundation and Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.