Buster Simpson, a Seattle artist, is known for his pioneering urban environmentalism and art in public spaces. Buster Simpson // Surveyor is the artist’s first monograph, celebrating his more than forty years of work. Published in conjunction with the exhibition Surveyor at the Frye Museum, the book illuminates Simpson’s approach to his art.

The monograph’s production resonates with Simpson’s oeuvre. It is made from recycled paper, hand-cut by members of the Marquand Books and Paper Hammer Studios teams. The covers, each one unique, are made from recycled book dummies.

Surveyor was designed by Victoria Culver and produced by Paper Hammer Studios, with assistance from Marquand Books. The 134-page book features 282 full-color illustrations. It includes essays by Charles Mudede and Scott Lawrimore as well as an interview with the artist.

Visit Buster Simpson’s website to learn more about his life and work. To purchase a copy of Surveyor, visit the Frye Art Museum


Photography by Jeremy Linden