about us

  • we are small art publishing house oriented toward (not only) gender-focused art books
  • we love to publish books ambitious both in content and design

Our first published project was the book about unmarried women Slečny, in 2012. Two years later, we have started to co-operate with the gallery GVUO in Ostrava resulting in the book Měj ráda sama sebe / Love yourself. As the partner of Galerie Valchařská, we have worked on the photography monograph by Dita Pepe. In 2015, we have published awaited book about taboo topics under the title Intimita, and the publication about the labor camp Barbora controlled by the communist regime in the Czechoslovakia. We have published 2 demanding projects in 2016; the book-object inspired by photos made by Jindřich Štreit under the title Where is my home and the photographic and literary diaries by Libuše Jarcovjáková. Our life went on. We have published ten art books so far, and we are preparing few more. Stay tuned, subscribe to our newsletter. Many of our books have become inspiration for the Czech designers and artists in creating art pieces and interactive instalations. 

 

awards

Our books have been awarded in the Czech Republic, as well as abroad.

 

Book Ženy o ženách (Women on Women)

 Rector´s Award 2020, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, the best thesis of 2019 at FMK UTB (Czech Republic, 2020)

 The Most Beautiful Czech Books of 2019, shortlisted (Czech Republic, 2020)

 

Book Černé roky (The Black Years)

 Vienna Photo Book Festival (2nd place) (Austria, 2017)

 

Book Where is my home

The Most Beautiful Czech Books of 2016 (the first place in the Fine-press and artist´s books category) (Czech Republic, 2017)

 The Best Photobook in the Middle and Eastern Europe, 1st prize in the category of Contemporary Photograph, Mesiac fotografie, Bratislava (Slovakia, 2016)

 

Book Intimita (Intimacy)

 Les Prix du Livre (Prix Photo-Texte) at Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles - shortlisted (France, 2016)

 Magnesia Litera in the category of Publishing Achievement (Czech Republic, 2016)

 The Most Beautiful Czech Books of 2015 (2nd place in the Fine-press and artist´s books category) (Czech Republic, 2016)

 

Book Dita Pepe: Self-portraits

 35 best books - KALEID editions London (Great Britain, 2015)

 

Book Měj ráda sama sebe / Love yourself

 The Best Photo Book at the Art Books Wanted Intl Award by Edition Lidu (Czech Republic, 2014)

 Shortlisted - KALEID editions London (Great Britain, 2015)

 

Book Slečny (Misses)

The Most Beautiful Czech Books of 2012 (3rd place in the Belles-Lettres category) (Czech Republic, 2013)

Honorable Mention at the Art Books Wanted Intl. Award by Edition Lidu (Czech Republic, 2012)

 

  

acquisitions

Dita Pepe´s Self-portraits were acquiered by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Brooklyn Museum (USA), Skillman Library at Lafayette College (USA), Swarthmore College Library (USA) and SAIC - School of the Art Institute of Chicago (USA). Our books were sold to art collectors from Japan, Canada, Switzerland, South Africa, Australia, Sweden, Austria, Italy, France, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Slovakia and many more.