Sunday, 17 January 2010

Saul Bass

Saul Bass was born may the 8th in New York City 1920. He began his career in Hollywood doing prink work for film ads, until be collaborated with film maker Otto Preminger to design a film poster for his 1954 film Carmen Jones and soon became very famous for his graphic design and film making although he was best known for his design on animated motion picture title sequences when he realised the creative potential of the opening and closing credits of a movie. During his 40 year career he has worked with some of Hollywood’s greatest film makers including Alfred Hitchcock, and Martin Scorsese.
Bass is best known for his title sequence from ‘The man with the golden arm’, and his ‘jet stream’ logo for Continental Airlines, which became the most recognisee airline industry of the 1970’s.

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