For one more time Topo Copy and the MIAT bundled their forces to organise the 6th edition of DRUKOPSTRAAT steamroller printing festival, as part of the annual SORRY, NOT SORRY street art festival with murals, graffiti, performances and art installations, spread through the city of Gent. This time the DRUKOPSTRAAT steamroller printing festival took place in September at Dok-Gent and following the tradition I've designed the poster which has been RISO printed at the Topo Copy headquarters.
The spacious area of DOK-Gent nearby the river makes it the best location possible for this event: there is a place for skateboarding, market and you check out the DOKKantine which will provide you with tasty cakes and cozy music vibes.
During this two-day event around 20 artists were printing their impressive large pieces of linocut (carved in advance) not on a printing press, but on the street and with a steamroller, a road construction machine which normally is being used for road maintenance.
This years' participants were: Philippe Lantoine, Shirley Villavicencio, Nathan De Corte, Nele Fack, Liesbeth De Stercke, Cazzimir Meulemans, The Captain, Daphné Gerhard, Heike Sofia Villavicencio Rammeloo, Jana Vasiljević, Wouter Viaene, Emmeline Geiregat, Bert Lelieur, Sam Scarpulla, La Mauntagne, Joris Ongena, Roeland Zijlstra etc.
The huge book of prints from the previous edition has been exhibited for the public.
This year, in addition to the event, there was a Street Design Market as well, where different artists and printmakers were selling their silkscreen printed goodies or you could visit a tattoo salon '3 holes' to get a surprising temporary tattoo.
If you or your kids wished to carve your own (mini) lino there was a DIY corner where you could get creative.
I spent a lovely weekend, meeting friends and enjoying the sun;) See you next year!