Posted by Andrew Lindstrom / Showcase / February 2nd, 2009
In this the first -- of hopefully many -- artist showcases I’m going to delve into the works of one of my heroes: Saul Bass.
What I admire about Saul Bass is not only his amazing talent, but the variety of mediums in which he exercises his talent. The man was a masterful graphic designer creating some of the most original and iconic film posters and company logos out there. He went on to revolutionize the film title sequence and even directed serveral short films! Is there nothing the guy couldn’t do?
In this showcase I’ll share some of my favorite film posters, logos, graphic design and credit sequences by the master; Saul Bass.
As some of you may have gathered, I’m a total nerd for well designed film posters. In my opinion, Saul Bass’ posters are some of the most original and creative posters ever made. His unique style works beautifully with the medium and continues to be emulated to this day.
Saint Joan -- Source
Love In The Afternoon -- Source
The Shining -- Source
One Two Three -- Source
In Harm’s Way -- Source
Anatomy Of A Murder -- Source
Bunny Lake Is Missing -- Source
Advise & Consent -- Source
The Man With The Golden Arm -- Source
West Side Story -- Source
Such Good Friends -- Source
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World -- Source
Exodus -- Source
The Cardinal -- Source
Bonjour Tristesse -- Source
The Human Factor -- Source
Vertigo -- Source
Not only was Saul responsible for some of the greatest film posters of all time, he was also involved in some of the most brilliant logo designs. A lot of these companies are still using his original work or a modification of his work. As they should.
For more logos check out this awesome post on SignalNoise.
Girl Scouts -- Source
Kleenex -- Source
Dixie -- Source
Bell -- Source
AT&T -- Source
Warner Communications -- Source
United Way - Source
United Airlines - Source
Quaker - Source
Saul Bass got his start in graphic design and produced some amazing work. The following selections were all found from this wonderful collection of Saul’s work spanning from the 50′s through the 80′s.
Saul Bass is famous for his amazing title sequences, and rightfully so. He is responsible for some of the of the most popular and beloved title sequences in film to date. Here are a few of my favorites.
Learn more about Saul Bass’ title sequence work at titles designed by Saul Bass -- a wonderfully detailed resource.
Bunny Lake Is Missing
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
North by Northwest
Oceans Eleven (1960)
Anatomy of a Murder
The Man With The Golden Arm
The Seven Year Itch