Red Hot Press and the Big Steam Print

Over the next few weeks Red Hot Press will be working with students from Southampton Solent University School of Art, Fashion and Design to plan, design and cut a large scale linocut as part of the Big Steam Print project.

We have already drawn most of the image which includes train stations, scenes of Southampton and the typographer Edward Johnston even makes an appearance! The next stage is to get the image transferred onto the block and start cutting. It’s an exciting project – some of the students have never cut lino before and none of them have tackled anything as huge as this.

The linocut will be printed by steam roller at Amberley Museum on Easter Monday, 28th March 2016. We’ll keep our Facebook and this blog page up to date with progress pictures and news in the meantime. And you can check out the #bigsteamprint hashtag on twitter and instagram to find out about other artists around the country that are taking part.

You can support this project through the Art Fund Art Happens scheme just visit