Saul Bass

Saul Bass is an important figure for Graphic designers as he was the first person to create title sequences for movies. In his career he created more than 50 title sequences for many important directors like notably Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. Before creating title sequences for movies he was only designing posters for the movies. Unlike the movie posters that were used before him, he took the logic of movie posters to a further level. Rather than using realistic pictures or actors photographs, he used symbolic, bold, simple, but at the same time inspiring elements. Even before he made his cinematic works, Bass was a well known graphic designer.  Bass studied at the Art Students League in New York and Brooklyn College under a Hungarian graphic designer Gyorgy Kepes and he introduced him with Bauhaus style and to Russian Constructivism and when you look at his work we can easily see how he got inspired by these two styles and created something new for use in different mediums in graphic design. What Saul Bass did was reinventing the movie title as an art form that we almost see in every movie today. Even at the late stage of his career and when he got old he was an idol for many young directors and some of them got the chance to work with him.

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