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Shmuel Guttman was one of the last generation's great designers. His genius was not expressed in innovating new designs, or creating contemporary versions of ancient designs. Rather, his contribution as a great artist was in the minor modifications of small details of popular designs of others which he created.
For example, when Odetta sang a song written by Bob Dylan, her talent as a singer, and her creative interpretation of the song, expresses her genius. The song remains written by Bob Dylan, but her creativity exudes from her version of song.
Let us look at some "minor modifications of small details of popular designs of others which Guttman created".