Monday, March 10, 2008

Saul Bass

A while ago I commented on a trend in the design of movie and TV programme credits.

I noticed this style again in the opening credits of the sublime Mad Men.

A casual reference in The Independent informed me that this style was pioneered by someone called Saul Bass.

This sequence is inspired. Saul Bass is truly the Duke Ellington of graphic design.

This style must be retro at the moment.

1 comment:

Cocktails said...

Hello again, Saul Bass is fantastic - so fantastic that I went to a whole study day devoted to him at the Design Museum a few years back. His titles and poster designs are exemplary, particularly for the Preminger and Hitchcock films. I would recommend watching almost anything he's was involved with in the 50s and 60s (I don't rate his Scorsese work that much!).