Would Saul Bass have created something more elegant and inventive than this mock-up by Milan Vuckovic if he had actually been asked to design opening credits for Game of Thrones? Sure. Saul Bass was the best at what he did. But thisShow More Summary
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Saul Bass is a legend of film design; he storyboarded segments of Spartacus and West Side Story, and created some of the most famous credit sequences every to grace the silver screen. He also designed numerous classic movie posters—although director Stanley Kubrick didn't love all of his designs for The Shining. Read more...
It’s quite interesting to see the back and forth between two creative geniuses like Stanley Kubrick and Saul Bass working on the movie poster of The Shining. It wasn’t an easy one for Bass, thanks to Kubrick’s infamous obsessive perfectionism. The poster went through 300 versions before getting final approval. More »
If you're more than a casual fan of filmmaking, then you're probably familiar with the name Saul Bass for his work on opening credits sequences and posters for iconic films of the past from directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and more. Show More Summary
For all the recent attention paid to the art of the opening title sequence—and to innovators of the form like Saul Bass, Alfred Hitchcock, and David Fincher—one name hasn’t come up enough. Over his nearly three decade career in features, Spike Lee has brought us more great opening credits sequences than perhaps any other contemporary director. Show More Summary
The Atlantic's Steven Heller wrote a feature about the Jewish designers at the forefront of mid-century modernism, from George Nelson to Saul Bass to Alvin Lustig. The article is pegged on a new exhibition titled Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. Show More Summary
The 86th Academy Awards are this weekend, and we hope you've been paying attention to all our awards coverage throughout the week. As we head into Oscar weekend, Graphic artist Geminianum has put together some pretty cool posters, inspired by the work of Saul Bass, that honor some of this year's Best Picture nominees. Show More Summary
So great. (I love that Argo used the Saul Bass logo, which was period correct for 1980.) ?
It’s been almost four decades since Saul Bass whipped up the jaunty Avery logo, its leaning red triangle of paperclips a beacon on many a binder, label, and even the collection of Hermès knockoff totes rolled out under the “Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery” brand. Show More Summary
James are: Tim Booth (vocals), Jim Glennie (bass), Larry Gott (guitars), Saul Davies (guitar, violin), Mark Hunter (keyboards), David Baynton-Power (drums) and Andy Diagram (trumpet). They’ve been around since 1982, which seems like a millennium for those who believe in such things as time. After taking a break for six years, the band are ready […]
Who directed the infamous shower scene in Psycho? Yesterday, Open Culture highlighted Vashi Nedomansky’s recent attempt to answer this question in video-essay form. Saul Bass did the storyboards for the scene, and Nedomansky has placed...Show More Summary
And other celebrations of women in design, in MoMA's current exhibit, Designing Modern Women, 1890-1990. Take that, patriarchy! Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Saul Bass, Dieter Rams, Jony Ive. It doesn't take a genius to note that the design stars of the past century have been mostly men. Show More Summary
Why man creates de Saúl Bass from cuando los grandes eran cortos2 on Vimeo. Perhaps it's because I'm a child of cinema studies and 70s Sesame Street, but I can't get enough of this Saul Bass short. Oh, and that...
Saul Bass was a man of many talents. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker to graphic designer, his exacting aesthetic made his touch an instant brand. His most recognizable work includes the title sequences for famous films like North by Northwest, Ocean’s 11, and Psycho. Show More Summary
Movie title sequences have become a subject of renewed fascination in recent years, with fans putting together video histories of the opening titles in James Bond movies, in the work of the legendary Saul Bass, and in the whole history of cinema. Show More Summary
Remaking movie posters into ultra-minimal cinematic tributes has been one of the Internet’s favourite past-times of late, but the staid results — while occasionally clever — lack heart. Passion. Excitement. More »
Remaking movie posters into ultra-minimal cinematic tributes has been one of the internet’s favorite past-times of late, but the staid results—while occasionally clever—lack heart. Passion. Excitement. Like that of mid-century graphic design legend Saul Bass, who was the king of the film poster and title sequence. Show More Summary
To celebrate Alfred Hitchcock’s 114th birthday, two [i]Guardian[/i] designers come up with an infographic inspired by the iconic credit sequences of Saul Bass. There are a sizable number of morbid obsessions that tend to recirculateShow More Summary