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Rik Olson Teaches SFCB Students Linoleum Printmaking

The San Francisco Center for the Book is a gem for aspiring bookbinders and printers, with near-daily workshops on various printmaking and bookbinding techniques. Watch this slideshow I produced about a black and white linoleum printmaking class taught at the SFCB by illustrator and printmaker Rik Olson on Oct. 30.

Olson, who lives in Sonoma County, has been teaching classes at the center at least once a month for 11 of the 12 years it has been in operation. He got his B.F.A. from California College of the Arts in Oakland (though he was quick to remind me that the school’s name used to bear an extra “c,” as in California College of Arts and Crafts), and has done plenty of commercial work too, including the Sierra Club’s logo.