Roadworks 2013
Steamroller Printing Festival
September 29, 2013
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The San Francisco Center for the Book's annual Roadworks Street Fair is a day-long public printmaking showcase presented amid a selection of local food and fine craft vendors. Using a three-ton construction steamroller and an unlikely letterpress bed - Rhode Island Street - a team of artists and printers print large-scale prints from three-foot-square hand-carved linoleum blocks. Now in its 9th year, Roadworks has become a casual, popular tradition in the Potrero Hill neighborhood, drawing printmaking and book art enthusiasts as well as locals and families.

12:30 PM - looking North along Rhode Island Street from 16th street





The madness begins!
An inked linoleum block is carried to the "press."


















The steamroller goes slowly back and forth several times.