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How Storyboards Were Used in the Making of the 1960 Classic Hitchcock Film ‘Psycho’

3 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The wonderful online film series “Eyes on Cinema” took a look at the legendary 1960 Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho by way of a television interview with graphic designer Saul Bass. Bass was responsible for creating all of the storyboards for the film, which Hitchcock translated almost exactly onto film albeit with a great deal more […]

A Treasure Trove of Previously Unpublished Works: More Than 50 Movie Posters and Ads Designed by Saul Bass and Illustrated by Al Kallis. Devilishly Fun

It was love at first sight. The first time I saw the work of Saul Bass I fell madly in love with it. What I saw that first time was the title sequence of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo.” It was 1973,...

A Treasure Trove of Previously Unpublished Works: More Than 50 Movie Posters and Ads Designed by Saul Bass and Illustrated by Al Kallis

Saul Bass is one of the few graphic designers who became a household name, and TVWeek Open Mic blogger Chuck Ross has unearthed a treasure trove of previously unpublished movie posters and movie ads designed by Bass and illustrated by...

‘On the Threshold of Space’ Premiere/Release March 29, 1956

Outside of this material, designed by Saul Bass and drawn by Al Kallis, the advertising for “On the Threshold of Space” is abysmal. Fortunately, ads based on the first five illustrations, with just a few changes, are in the pressboo...

‘The Conqueror’ Premiere/Release Date Feb. 22, 1956

One of the final projects Bass did with Howard Hughes, who at one time owned RKO. It took two years to make at a then astronomical cost of $6 million. In “Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design,” Bass...

‘The Rose Tattoo’ Premiere/Release Date Dec. 12, 1955

Some very dramatically sober — probably too sober — drawings from Saul Bass, via the hand of Al Kallis, for the movie version of Tennessee Williams’ ahead-of-its-time story about sex in relationships. I could not find that any of these...

‘A Star is Born’ Premiere/Release Date Sept. 29, 1954

Here are the six rough sketches Saul Bass had Al Kallis do for the 1954 musical version of “A Star Is Born.” I love how in the first drawing Bass had the idea of having the words of the title...

Pentagram Puts Polish On The Spirit Awards' Indie Cred

"It looks like Saul Bass and Jean-Luc Godard had a baby," says Pentagram's Emily Oberman. For more than 30 years, the Film Independent Spirit Awards has been held a day or two before the Oscars to recognize the independent films and filmmakers all too often overlooked by the Academy Awards. Read Full Story

Film Review: Body (Dir. Dan Berk, Robert Olsen)

Body Dir. Dan Berk, Robert Olsen [Oscilloscope; 2015] Rating: 1.5/5 Intrigued by its Saul Bass inspired poster, and then ?nally nudged over the edge by a press kit comparison with Hitchcock’s Rope, I gave Body a shot mainly to see if it managed to capture that weird, unsettling, and measured feel of Hitchcock’s suspense ?lms. Show More Summary

Icycle: On Thin Ice - Icycle: On Thin Ice Review

(Editor’s Note: Icycle, one of the best games of 2013 has been updated with a new chapter including 7 new locations.) Are you familiar with the works of a man named Saul Bass? During the ’70s and ’80s he was one of the most iconic graphic-designers/artists the nation had ever seen. Show More Summary

The Pregnant Moment

Saul Bass, who designed iconic logos for AT&T, United Airlines, and other prominent companies, once said that design "is thinking made visible." Bass understood that some of the best branding relies on tension and a sense of anticipation--the...Show More Summary

Saul Bass on his approach to designing movie title sequences

8 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

In 1977, Herbert Yager interviewed designer and title sequence designer Saul Bass about his approach to designing opening title sequences for films such as North by Northwest, Vertigo, and Psycho. I began as a graphic designer. As part of my work, I created film symbols for ad campaigns. Show More Summary

There's a Saul Bass-Inspired Video Game — Design News

Pin it As prolific as legendary graphic designer Saul Bass was, he never designed a video game. Now, we can imagine what it would be like with NotDoba, a deconstructed version of chess that borrows Bass' signature style. READ MORE »

Chess Deconstructed: Inside The Saul Bass Tribute-Turned-Video Game

NotDoba is an addictive little game that looks and sounds like a Saul Bass credit sequence come to life. The legendary Saul Bass was one of the most influential graphic designers of the 20th century, lending his unique unique vision to everything from corporate logos to motion picture title sequences. Show More Summary

Try a stylish, Saul Bass-inspired two-player duel

9 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

https://youtu.be/MedgUUah1fw Designer Adam Curtis has made a two-player flash game called NotDOBA, inspired by the aesthetics struck by 60s graphic designer Saul Bass. Visually it looks as neat as you'd expect. Curtis says he hopes the turn-based two-player game will appeal to fans of fast-paced local multiplayer works like Samurai Gunn or Nidhogg. Show More Summary

1969 Bell System logo redesign pitch video by Saul Bass

10 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

From 1969, this is the video that Saul Bass made to pitch AT&T on a new corporate identity. What a time capsule. Here's the logo, which remained in use until 1983, when Bass designed the "Death Star" logo to replace it. Tags: AT&T design logos Saul Bass video

Watch: Legendary Designer Saul Bass Explains Why We Create

A short film from 1968 explores the history of human creativity, as well as Saul Bass's creative process. Saul Bass is best known for his amazing title sequences (The Man With A Golden Arm, North By Northwest), film posters (Vertigo, The Shining), and corporate logos (AT&T, United Airlines). Show More Summary

Saul Bass' best film title design work

12 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Saul Bass designed the opening sequences for dozens of films, including North by Northwest, Psycho, West Side Story, and Goodfellas. Here's a look at some of his best work: (via art of the title) Tags: design movies Saul Bass video

Great Job, Internet!: Check out Saul Bass’ rejected Shining posters that Stanley Kubrick didn’t like

Saul Bass is a legend in the world of graphic design and created many of the iconic logos that helped define the aesthetic of corporate advertising in the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. If you’ve ever stared at the simple perfection of classic logos for AT&T, Quaker Oats, Dixie, and the United Way, you can thank Mr. Show More Summary

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