About the Book
I store my stuff on shelves—in lateral files, transfer files, flat files and various other storage devices, but it’s still stuff. Sprinkled throughout this book are a number of firsts: my first paycheck(s), book design, resume design assignment, birth announcement, patent application, moving notice, annual report, book authorship, Vol.1- No.1 magazine collection, and even a letter to me from the CIA.
Is this book really a mini-memoir that is told through a peek at some of my most unusual stuff? I wonder. But as a biography it is woefully incomplete. And I've made no attempt to keep the sequence chronological.
I've always been a student and appreciator of quirky, eccentric and irrational human behavior, and I hope
this book will give you a hint of my observations and obsessions. Above all, I hope you really enjoy yourself while looking over my shoulder at part of my life.
Milton Simpson, a graphic designer and collector of American folk art, was a partner for many years in the award-winning design firm of Johnson & Simpson Graphic Designers. Simpson has designed numerous illustrated books for publishers, museums and corporations. He is the author of "Windmill Weights" (recognized for excellence by the American Institute of Graphic Arts) and "Folk Erotica: Celebrating Centuries of Erotic Americana" (Harper Collins). Born and raised in New York City, he still lives and works there.