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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Happy Birthday Saul Bass

Today’s Google doodle is celebrating the birthday of Saul Bass, iconic graphic designer of film posters and title sequences, in an excellent animation. I think I speak for most graphic designers in saying that his work is some of my favourite. It is certainly nice to see a graphic designer featured in a Google doodle anyway.

 

Bass died in 1996 but during his 40-year career, he produced film credits, posters, logos and ads for the likes of Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese, who praised his talent for creating "an emblematic image, instantly recognisable and immediately tied to the film". Creative Review

The illustrations featured in the animation are by Matthew Cruickshank who, among other things, has done a few other doodles for Google. Nice!

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