Monday, January 19, 2009

Art of the Modern Movie Poster 3 - Saul Bass


I came to know this famous American graphic designer through my favorite movie Vertigo. The the eye of a vortex perfectly catches the essence of the film. This books presents more of his wonderful designs. I'm really impressed with his extraordinary visual thinking and sense of humor. He definitely created a whole new language for movie poster which has a strong influence on today's design such as the Burn After Reading poster.

Saul Bass is also well known for making the title sequences for many great films including works by Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese.

3 comments:

MarkC said...

Saul Bass designed a lot of corporate logos recognized around the world as well.
I think Pan Am and IBM?

MarkC said...

OOOPS.....
Not IBM and PanAm..........but ATT and United Airlines

Deb Budd said...

The folks at Pixar are obviously fans, too - Many of their end credits are designed a la Bass. (See "The Incredibles.")