1. The Doodle.
Google have produced their most elaborate and impressive ‘Google Doodle’ to date with this tribute to American graphic designer and filmmaker Saul Bass, who would have been 93 today.
The Doodle prompted Bass fans around the world to share their own memories and tributes to the man most famous for making animated titles sequences, credits and movie posters for the likes of Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese.
2. The Shining was just one of the iconic films Bass worked on.
In honor of Saul Bass’ 93rd birthday, let’s revisit the sketches he did for Stanley Kubrick’s classic, The Shining. http://t.co/1VDtD2320A
“Design is thinking made visual.” - Saul Bass @ Glitschka Studios http://t.co/jW7Lxum8KO
“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.” Saul Bass http://t.co/TDyfqWHpyS
7. Bass directed his only feature-length film in 1974.
After helping Kubrick define his signature style, Saul Bass directed his own sci-fi epic, “Phase IV”. Trip on this: http://t.co/IqkSdRu8Pw
9. Hollywood Classics highlighted the poster for 1957’s Saint Joan.
As Google is honouring Saul Bass today, attached is one of my favourite poster designs of his.
10. Bass’ influence can be felt in much of modern graphic design, including this Twitter favourite’s book cover.
Mrs Stephen Fry
Happy Birthday to iconic designer Saul Bass, famous for West Side Story, Vertigo and inspiration for this … http://t.co/UElEs4g7rd