Seems Books - San Francisco


Seems is an independent publisher of small-run art books based in New York. Our goal is to make original art accessible to everyone. We create books that start dialog and conversation, with a high priority placed on quality and content. We publish a hybrid of zines and monographs, with each book in a solo show format: one artist with a free reign throughout. The name Seems comes from the idea that art and design are not black and white, but gray; there is no absolute; therefore they demand dialog and debate. Seems has also participated in book exhibitions in South Africa, Italy, Canada, San Francisco, and New York.

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Europe Distribution

Antenne Books
3rd Floor
31 D'Arblay Street
London W1F 8ES


Seems is currently considering qualified detail oriented candidates for internships in New York. Internships are unpaid, but will give a first hand experience in book production and design. Seems is committed to providing opportunities and career-enhancing experiences for its interns. Please note, due to an overwhelming number of applicants, we may not be able to contact you in person, but your resume will be reviewe


Attn: Internships
446 9th Street #2
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States

Subject: Internships

To apply for an internship, please submit the following:


Start and end date, days of the week, & hours
Areas of interest (i.e., communications, marketing and public relations, design etc.)

Reasons for wanting internship

What you hope to gain from the experience
What we may expect from you
If this internship will be for academic credit, please provide the academic requirements, including intern advisor contact information


With employment, volunteer, intern and academic history
Special skills (copy writing, web design, print design, etc.)

Submission Guidelines

Seem welcomes submissions for books in the areas of: Art, Photography, Architecture and Design. If you wish to send a submission to Seems for consideration in our distribution, publishing or co-publishing programs, please mail your materials to the followin


Attn: Submissions
446 9th Street #2
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States

Subject: Submissions

Unfortunately we cannot return submissions, so please do not send original artwork. Please note the acceptable form of submissions are as follows:

Printed dummy book with cover & sample images. (Don’t send originals)
Pdf/Jpg files of design samples (On CD or DVD)

E-mail with attached files, under 500k
All materials sent become the property of Seems, and we cannot be held liable for any damages or loss of materials.

We will contact you if your work is selected for publication.
Thank you very much for considering Seems.


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