Sming Sming Books

Sming Sming Books is the publishing studio of artist Vivian Sming, experimenting with books as art, discourse, exhibition, and archive. Formed in 2017, the studio designs and publishes a wide range of artists' books, zines, and editions in close collaboration with artists whose works and ideas inform design, material, and printing choices. Sming Sming Books is invested in creating books from practices that are challenging to represent on paper. The studio is committed to promoting critical discourse and advancing cultural equity through the format of publishing.

Sming Sming titles have been collected by over eighty libraries, museums, and universities, nation- and worldwide. They can also be found on the bookshelves, nightstands, and armchairs in hundreds of homes next to other books, objects, and ideas. Select books have been featured in aperture, Art in America, BOMB Magazine, Hyperallergic, and the New York Times. In 2018, Sming Sming Books received the Shannon Michael Cane Memorial Award from Printed Matter, Inc. and in 2020, the San Francisco Art Book Fair Publishing Grant.