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Saul Bass (8 May 1920 – 25 April 1996) was an American graphic designer and Oscar-winning filmmaker, best known for his design of motion-picture title sequences, film posters, and corporate logos.

Life and Career

Saul Bass was born on 8 May 1920, in the Bronx, New York City, United States. Saul Bass attended James Monroe High School in the Bronx, and later studied at the Art Students League in Manhattan.

Saul Bass started his career as a graphic designer in the 1940s, creating logos and corporate identities for various companies. He later transitioned into designing movie posters and title sequences, which he is most famous for. Some of his most notable work includes the title sequences for films such as “Psycho”, “Vertigo”, and “The Man with the Golden Arm”, as well as movie posters for films such as “The Shining” and “West Side Story”.

Saul Bass passed away on 25 April 1996, in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Award and Legacy

Saul Bass received numerous awards throughout his career, including an Academy Award for his documentary short film “Why Man Creates”, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Club. He was also inducted into the One Club Hall of Fame and the AIGA Medalist.

Saul Bass is remembered as one of the most influential graphic designers and filmmakers of the 20th century. His distinctive style and approach to design have inspired countless designers and filmmakers around the world. He is credited with revolutionizing the art of film title design and creating some of the most memorable movie posters in history.

On 8 May 2013, Google celebrated Saul Bass’ 93rd Birthday with a doodle.

What are some famous quotes by Saul Bass?

Some famous quotes by Saul Bass include:

  • “Design is thinking made visual.”
  • “I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares, as opposed to ugly things. That’s my intent.”
  • “The key to success is to risk thinking unconventional thoughts. Convention is the enemy of progress.”
  • “If you can’t say it with pictures, you can’t say it at all.”
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