Sunday, 13 February 2011

Bass Notes

No graphic designer has made a greater impact on the world of film than Saul Bass. 

Saul Bass’s work is instantly recognisable for its directness, its simplicity and the way it makes its meaning felt. Breaking all conventions in the 1950s and 60s, Bass virtually invented film titles as we know them today, and he was the first to synthesize movies into compelling trademark images.

In a period when graphic imagery can be so easily manipulated electronically, Bass reminds us that a strong idea is always at the heart of a great design.

Kemistry Gallery

1 comment:

  1. I'm going to go to this on Saturday- thanks so much for writing about, I've always admired these posters