scientific design

Will Burtin: An Overlooked Designer Whose Legacy Is Still Relevant Today

R. Roger Remington and Sheila Pontis

With more than 20 years of experience in the design field, he was well versed in scientific, industrial, economic, geographic and social topics. These qualities made Burtin a strong candidate, not unnoticed by Fortune’s managers. In 1945, Fortune approached the military to ask that Burtin be released from his service commitment to serve “the national interest” in a different way.

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