Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design

"...before we worked together, he was a legend in my eyes. His designs, for film titles and company logos and record albums and posters, defined an era."
— Martin Scorsese

The following paragraph is from the press release. It's followed by a few snapshots of the content and a short film of the print process.

“Saul Bass (1920-1996) created some of the most compelling images of American postwar visual culture. Having extended the remit of graphic design to include film titles, he went on to transform the genre. His best-known works include a series of unforgettable posters and title sequences for films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm and Anatomy of a Murder. He also created some of the most memorable logos and corporate identity campaigns of the century, including those for major companies such as AT&T, Quaker Oats, United Airlines, and Minolta.”

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & DesignStudio portrait, the Bronx. c. 1931

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & DesignTone Poems of Color (album cover, 1956)

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & DesignManufacturers National Bank (selection of ads, 1960-61)

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & DesignSan Francisco International Film Festival (seventh festival poster, 1963)

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & DesignFrank Holmes Laboratories, Inc. (trademark, 1954)

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & DesignCeramic tiles (sculptured tile designs, 1957-58)

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & DesignPlayhouse 90, CBS (opening sequence, 1956)

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & DesignThe Man with the Golden Arm (poster, 1955)

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & DesignNorth by Northwest (title sequence frames, 1959)

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & DesignPsycho (title sequence frames, 1960)

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & DesignCelanese (trademark and style manual, 1966)

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & DesignSaul with staff members (Bell System identity, 1969)

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design

Here's a brief insight of the Saul Bass printing process.

1,484 illustrations
290 x 258mm
440 pages
Hardback

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