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Saul Bass

New York-born type designer and film director, 1920-1996, known for movie title sequences, famous logos (like that of Minolta), and that mid-20th century look. He designed the artsy Rainbow Bass (1982). MyFonts link. At Bass's site, one can find the Mac font Hitchcock made by Matt Terich. Rainbow Bass, a vertically striped disco style design, was remade by Nick Curtis as Backstage Pass (2008), Kymmera Deco NF (2011), and High Five and High Five Jive. Harold Lohner's Alumino (2008) was inspired by Saul Bass's design for the aluminum company Alcoa. Saul (Laura French, 2011) is based on the cut-out letter movie titling style used by Bass in some movies. In 2015, Robin Lassalle created Saul Bass Font to honor Saul's genre.

Jennifer Bass (his daughter) and Pat Kirkham published Saul Bass: A Life in Film&Design (2011). The book's blurb: This is the first book to be published on one of the greatest American designers of the 20th Century, who was as famous for his work in film as for his corporate identity and graphic work. With more than 1,400 illustrations, many of them never published before and written by the leading design historian Pat Kirkham, this is the definitive study that design and film enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating. Saul Bass (1920-1996) created some of the most compelling images of American post-war 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 famous logos and corporate identity campaigns of the century, including those for major companies such as AT&T, Quaker Oats, United Airlines and Minolta. His wife and collaborator, Elaine, joined the Bass office in the late 1950s. Together they created an impressive series of award-winning short films, including the Oscar-winning Why Man Creates, as well as an equally impressive series of film titles, ranging from Stanley Kubrick s Spartacus in the early 1960s to Martin Scorsese s Cape Fear and Casino in the 1990s. Designed by Jennifer Bass, Saul Bass's daughter and written by distinguished design historian Pat Kirkham who knew Saul Bass personally, this book is full of images from the Bass archive, providing an in depth account of one of the leading graphic artists of the 20th century.

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file name: Nick Curtis Kymmera Deco N F 2011

file name: Nick Curtis Backstage Pass N F 2008 after Saul Bass

file name: Saul Bass Rainbow Bass

file name: Robin Lassalle Saul Bass Font 2015

file name: Saul Bass Pic

file name: Saul Bass Motto Poster by Mark Franklin 2016

file name: Saul Bass Poster by Alejandra Lopez 2014

file name: Laura French Saul 2011

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