“…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.”
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design is the first book to be dedicated to one of the greatest American designers of the twentieth century. Produced by Jennifer Bass Saul’s daughter and Pat Kirkham, and published by Laurence King, it’s a gem.
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.