Title Design

The Title Design of Saul Bass

Saul Bass is the graphic designer who created the opening titles and posters to some of the greatest films ever made.

During his illustrious 40-year career Bass worked for some of Hollywood’s greatest directors, including Alfred HitchcockOtto PremingerBilly WilderStanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese.

This recent visual history was assembled by Ian Albinson of Art of the Title to coincide with the new book “Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design” by Jennifer Bass and Pat Kirkham.

The book is available on Amazon US and the music is “Fonkmaster’s Interlude” by Greg Fonkmaster B.

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A History of the Title Sequence

This short film by Jurjen Versteeg neatly references some key players in the art of film title design.

A History Of The Title Sequence from jurjen versteeg on Vimeo.

Titled A History of the Title Sequence, it pays tribute to notable movie design figures and references key movies, including the following (click on each link to find out more or see the originals):

> Jurjen Versteeg at Vimeo
> View lots of classics at Art of the Title


Hitchcock Inception Poster

What would the poster for Inception have looked like if Alfred Hitchcock had directed it?

Maybe his long time designer Saul Bass would have come up with something like this:

(I first saw this over at Shortlist, but if you know who created it just leave the credit in the comments below)