Will Burtin: Forgotten Master of Design

Will Burtin (portrait above by Arnold Newman. Photo ©Arnold Newman, GettyImages) created intricate scientific models that stunned audiences in the 1950s. As the subject of a new book, his work still manages to amaze, writes Rick Poynor
There can be few harder books to sell to a publisher than historical monographs about graphic designers, especially books about designers who died years ago and are no longer well known today, no matter how renowned they were in their lifetimes. It’s a catch 22 because one reason they are not well known is that there isn’t a book. A case in point is Will Burtin…

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