Full Big Steam Ahead!

Remember the Big Steam Print that we crowdfunded – and blogged about in February? Well, it got the funding, and went FULL STEAM AHEAD! Yay!!

We went to see the 12.5 tonne steamroller in action, in Acton, at the Transport Museum Depot a few weeks ago.


Here’s an animation we made of our friends at SORT design printing their giant lino cut!

It was such an awesome sight!

You can still see it in action if you are in the Brighton area on 22nd May (as part of the Brighton Festival) and then in the Ditchling area on the 18th June.

As the whole event has been organised by the Ditchling Musuem of Art & Craft, it is going to be in action for the finale at the Ditchling Village Fete! Check their website for more details!

We loved seeing James Brown printing his huge lino print of Shakepeare as well – and on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death too! Perfectly timed!

james brown big steam print

Inking up Shakespeare with the steamroller waiting in the background!

james brown big steam print2

The finished giant lino Shakespeare!

We really enjoyed looking around the rest of the depot too – I think they only open it once a year – would recommend a visit if you like that kind of thing!

lovely old carriage at transport muesum depot

Lovely old carriage outside the depot!

danger store cupboard at transport museum depot

Beautiful colours on a cupboard!

london transport museum

Lots of train carriages old and more recent, and old buses!

london transport museum 2

Lots of lovely signage!

What a brilliant day out! Thanks everyone involved – just gutted we’re not free to go and see it in action again!!

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