Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Saul Bass on Art and Commerce

(found via Alan Cook's page) --

Saul Bass:

"I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares"

This excerpt from a documentary about the legendary designer Saul Bass is worth watching several times. I haven't seen the whole documentary, but it now goes to the top of my list of DVD's to track down.

If you don't know who Saul Bass is you should find out.

You may have seen his title sequences on classic films and not been aware of his name:

(for a high-quality version of the Vertigo title sequence go to The Art of the Title Sequence web site: Art of the Title : Saul Bass titles for Vertigo


1 comment:

David McBride said...

Great video! Always nice to see someone talk about the importance of art over making money. Isn't he the one responsible for making titling sequences n art form al their own instead of just credits fading on and off screen?

Thanks for posting.