Will Burtin

Recent articles about Will Burtin

Wheels of fortune

Issue 2, Winter 1990


Fortune magazine was a visual encyclopedia of American business life

Recent blog posts by Will Burtin

The art of illumination

2 July 2012

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 that the boy would one day pioneer several fields of graphic design, writes Robert Fripp in Eye 82.

Design for drugs in NYC

7 October 2011

Exhibition will explore the graphic world of pharmaceutical products
A new exhibition at The Herb Lubalin Study Center at The Cooper Union will explore the graphic world of pharmaceutical design. Work by Andy Warhol, Lester Beall, Will Burtin and Herb Lubalin features in the show, which charts design for drugs from the 1940s to the present day. Here, curator Alexander Tochilovsky shares his thoughts about what he sees as a ‘golden age’ in US pharmaceutical design, the 1940s and 50s.

Founding father of infodesign

28 July 2008

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 for UpJohn. From Design and Science: The Life and Work of Will Burtin, reviewed by Eye art director Simon Esterson in Eye no. 68.