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Michelle Maguire Book


Production Method

Foil stamp



Michelle Maguire

Images by Michelle Maguire
Words by Aaron Beck



Floodwall Press
Michael Weigman (litho)
Jen Slezak and Logan Schmitt (screenprinting)
Michelle Maguire (letterpress)

Salami Dreamin’, an artist’s book about family, cured meats, pro sports, and more. So much more, actually, given that Michelle Maguire spent a year making this book that uses 33 colors and is her introduction into book making.  




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Production Cost


Production Time

1 year

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Page Count

68 pages (14 prints)

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Signature-sewn french kettle stitch


This piece is available for purchase for $600.00

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Project Description

Salami Dreamin’ is a small-edition artist’€™s book by Michelle Maguire, featuring eye-popping, hand-printed images of her blunt, funny, completely unimpressed Italian American Great-Aunt Doll, with colorful Aunt Doll anecdotes by Aaron Beck. Maguire and Beck are married and live in Columbus, Ohio.

Production Lesson(s)

I feel my best when I’m making something, and I wanted to learn how to build a book. So I started hanging out with printers and bookbinders and I’d continually lose my mind over the endless possibilities. I was excited about the tactile properties inherent with various printmaking techniques — the lightly “€œkissedâ” impression of letterpress and foil stamping; the color vibrancy achieved with hand-mixed acrylic inks and the way they sit on the surface of a cotton paper. ”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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Date Published

August 8, 2016


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