michelle maguire


Hand-printed images, Great-Aunt Doll, and a beautiful limited edition book titled Salami Dreamin’ – a not-precious artist’s book about family, cured meats, pro sports, and more. Oh. I’m so happy right now. This beautiful ode to Great-Aunt Doll is the work of Ohio based couple Michelle Maguire {images} and Aaron Beck {words}. I know what you’re thinking… Who is this Aunt Doll? I’ll hand it over to Michelle and Aaron:

“Aunt Doll, age 84, has lived in Canton, Ohio, her entire life. She curses, loves cured meats, knows more about the NFL than you do, plays strip mall slot machines with her vegetarian hairdresser of 42 years, isn’t trying to be funny but is, worships the sun from her concrete-slab patio, and frets about nothing except her beloved Italian bread packing on the pounds. Aunt Doll makes the most if it. The gist of her story: enjoy every chicken wing while you holler at the Cleveland Browns on your gigantic analog TV, because we aren’t here forever.”

Love. So much love. {ps. I included a few one-off prints in there too – something fantastic about screenprints that don’t line up.} Now, if you’re wondering… can I buy this book? What about the prints? Yes, yes you can! Pop over to their shop for all of your Salami Dreamin’ needs.

comments (3)

  1. rossana taormina /// 06.09.2016 /// 4:58am


  2. Rose Lemonade /// 06.09.2016 /// 9:58am

    Love the imagery & love the screen printing. I studied screen printing and have such a deep love for the process so it’s great to see other artists working in the medium. Plus a great Aunt Doll? Omigosh!

  3. Lori Rogers /// 06.09.2016 /// 6:23pm

    These images told me just what the words did – Oh how I love how they match up!! Fun, full of love, and so pleasing to look at. And makes me miss my mom, who was the biggest baseball fanatic you’d ever meet (go red sox)!