2017 Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival | SF
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San Francisco Center for the Book | 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA
The San Francisco Center for the Book’s 14th 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.
2017 Roadworks Street Fair
Sunday, September 17, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm
SF Center for the Book, 375 Rhode Island St, SF
During the Roadworks Steamroller Printing Festival, celebrate this interesting fact of book arts history in the biggest, over-the-top, spectacular way you can think of, by printing linocuts using a 7-ton 1924 Buffalo Springfield steamroller and linocuts using a 12-ton 1916 Kelly Springfield steamroller – both provided by Roots of Motive Power – combined with the road surface of Rhode Island Street as a humongous makeshift printing press.
In this way a team of featured artists, printers and steamroller operators create large-scale featured artist prints and smaller Personal Prints rtists prints, during the festival.
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.
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