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G ra p h ic D es ig n er

1920-1996

Undisputed master of film title design thanks to his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger and Martin Scorsese

"Design

is thinking made v i s u a l."


Bo rn in t he Bro nx dist rict o f New Yo rk o n May 8 1920. Bass C reat ed ov er 50 t it le s eque nc es in t he s pa n o f his 40 yea r ca re er

st u d io n w o is en ed h p o d 5 n L .A . a s i n 195 e o t t ia d c e ov sso u e nc e A q d e n s a Bass M e s it l au l Bas i rst t S f d e is h m na J o n es ig n e d s n e e D m r e h Ca t h er e i ng e rs m e r P to fo r Ot

, in enta l Air t n o C s e lin U nit ed Air e h t s of the d t e u n o ig c s S e s D l He G ir nd ay, D ix ie, W d e it e, AT&T a n n U o h p e l e lin es, T ats, B el l O r e k a u Q USA, us logos o m a f r e h ma ny ot

T h e M a n w it h t h e G o ld e n A r m was h co nt rov e r s is m o st ia l wo r k d u e t o t h e n at u r e b e h in m ov ie (s in at r as batt le w d the it h h e r io n a d d ict io H is d es ig n fo n) r t h e m ov ie po st e r esta one of the b li s h e d h im a m o st p ro m in s e nt f il m t it le d es ig n e r s


and the s e n e c o g s ks Psyc h b eg in n in c e o h c t h n c o it Wo r k e d h en e o f H c s r e w io ns w it o t h a s r o s b u a fa mo co l l ss in to e a B s e t h e t k oc was p e d s ky r (1960) It l e h t a ck th h itc hco fa m e .

In 1974 he made his only feature length film as a director in the littleknown science fiction film Phase IV

an o r ed w it h n o h s a w s k. ly 90s Bas in N ew Yo r m u e s u M In t h e ea r s rt o ma o n e V isua l A h h p t m y t l a s it in ib gk ex h f ro m Ho d y a w a d e s Bass pas 96 A p r il 25 19

. Im a w hat I do in s u o r t in t hat g la mo s g o in m h n t a o h n t “T h e r e is Im luc k ie r s p a h o m do ing r r e f P . n n a io m t c g is fa wo r k in rs t h in k ra b l e sat e e h id t s o n s o e c im I r ec e iv e n d so m et a I h ic h w rk us e f u l wo is goo d."


The man with the golden arm 1955

Vertigo 1958

anatomy of a murder 1959

psycho 1960

west side story 1961

in harms way 1964


Saul Bass Layout