Thursday, April 7, 2011

bass notes

Kemistry Gallery in Shoreditch was recently showing an exhibition of Saul Bass movie posters, and a few weeks ago we shut the studio early to go and take a look (writes Jess)...

Story board for the shower scene in Psycho which he is actually rumoured to have directed!

Anatomy of a Murder - my pick of the show.

His film titles are incredibly simple - which is the beauty of all Bass' work and why even now he is revered as one of the all time greats of graphic design. His work is very obviously the inspiration for modern day credits such as "Catch Me If You Can".

The exhibition is now closed, but it's worthwhile having a look on YouTube for more of his film titles, they're exactly like his posters, bought to life through really simple animation... beautiful.

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