Will Burtin

Recent articles about Will Burtin

Magic and logic

Issue 103, Summer 2022


How do you tell the story of the way graphic design actually gets done? Two books…

Wheels of fortune

Issue 2, Winter 1990


Fortune magazine was a visual encyclopedia of American business life

Recent blog posts about Will Burtin

The art of illumination

2 July 2012
Design history, Graphic design, Information design

Will Burtin, the man who invented infodesign, 1940s – from Eye 82
Born in 1908 in a working-class district of Cologne, nothing about Will Burtin’s childhood suggested…

Design for drugs in NYC

7 October 2011
Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Posters, Typography, Visual culture

Exhibition will explore the graphic world of pharmaceutical products
A new exhibition at The Herb Lubalin Study Center at The Cooper Union will explore…

Founding father of infodesign

28 July 2008
Design history, Graphic design, Magazines, Reviews

How Will Burtin used design for science in exhibitions and magazines
Above: the walk-in Cell exhibition, a million times larger than life, designed by Will Burtin…