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Coming Distractions: The greatest movie poster of our time comes to life in the first Geostorm trailer

From the eye-catching one-sheets of Saul Bass to the memorably strange plot interpretations of Warsaw Pact-era Poland and the hand-made insanity of Ghana’s ad painters, the movie poster has long been a storied and diverse art form—the subject of countless museum exhibits, coffee table books, and Tumblrs. Show More Summary

Saul Bass — Style is Substance

15 minutes well-spent watching a couple of commentaries about the title sequences of Saul Bass.

BINR; Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design

I can't remember why I bought this book. Did Saul Bass have an exhibition at the Design Museum? I don’t think so. The blurb tells us it was the first book published of his work. 15 years after his death....


I bought an used copy of this game myself. The game: Heat by Dave Chalker and Chris Cieslik, published by Asmadi Games in 2015. Elevator pitch: Heist-themed drafting game, with artwork inspired by Saul Bass. What’s in the box? 34 cards, a small board, bunch of cubes and some plastic chips for money. Component-wise, this is almost … Continue reading Heat

How Design Legend Saul Bass Changed Film and TV Forever

8 months agoArts : Wired: Design

The designer of famed logos had a rich and important career in designing film titles, too. The post How Design Legend Saul Bass Changed Film and TV Forever appeared first on WIRED.

A concise appreciation of Saul Bass, film's great title designer

8 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Andrew Saladino of The Royal Ocean Film Society put together a terrific overview of Saul Bass and his contributions to title design, made especially great by relying on footage of Bass himself describing his work and philosophy. (mo...

Artist Saul Bass On What It Was Like to Storyboard ‘Psycho’

11 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

A short interview with graphic artist Saul Bass, who created the storyboards for Hitchcock's classic thriller.

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

11 months 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

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