DOLCE is a publishing house based in Athens, which designs, publishes and distributes artists’ books and publications.

DOLCE is a publishing house based in Athens, which designs, publishes and distributes artists’ books and publications.

In December 1960, DOLCE patisserie opened its doors for the first time in Skoufa street in the center of Athens. Founded by my grandparents, it became a reference point for the Athenian culinary and cultural life for 31 years.

Drawing inspiration from the story of the patisserie, DOLCE publishing house started out in November 2017, investigating three main ideas around printed matter and publishing practices: progress, future and collective memory.

Initially, DOLCE presented a series of young artists’ publications curated by Th. Koveos and began the distribution of similar international publications, as an attempt to fill a gap in the Athenian market of art books & Livres d’ Artistes. While developing more text-related projects, two publishing practices started to evolve: one around artists’ books, riso prints, experimental production methods of print material and the other, a more traditional approach on publishing, introduced with polar (*polar*) series and magazine. Through collaborations with writers, artists, private and public institutions, those two practices complement each other empowering DOLCE’s distinct and timeless identity.

 

[Theofanis Dalezios]

 

 

WORKSHOPS

Risograph Printing with design practice Common Ground, Athens, 2019 – ongoing

“Criss Cross 1” by Eva Giannakopoulou, Yiannis Melanitis and Panos Sklavenitis, Hydra, May 2018

“journey” Risograph basics by Lena Cold, Athens, April 2018

 

COLLABORATIONS

Open Riso Day with design practice Common Ground, Athens, 2019 – ongoing

Artist-in-residency Lenio Kaklea, Encyclopédie pratique, Athens, October 2018

Lacanian Alphabet, Giannis Sarris, Athens, 2018 – ongoing

“Beyond Human Impulses” Performance Festival curated by A-DASH – Athens, 2018

Posters 1st school of Special Education, Chalkida, 2018

Publications curated by Theodoros Koveos, Athens, 2017  ongoing

 

FAIRS

VOLUMES, Zurich, 2019

Frankfurt Buchmesse, 2019

Thessaloniki International Book Fair, 2018

5th Antwerp Academy Art Book Fair, Antwerp, 2018

“I NEVER READ”, Basel, 2018

 

 

 

 

  • The typeface used for this website is Dolce Noir sans rounded, designed by G. Triantafyllakos (atypical.gr) for DOLCE publishing