Saul Bass celebrated in Google Doodle

by hmd_webmaster, 9th May 2013

Honour for the man behind some of Hollywood’s most famous opening sequences on what would have been his 93rd birthday.

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Oscar-winning US graphic designer Saul Bass has been honoured today with a Google Doodle to celebrate what would have been his 93rd birthday.

The interactive Doodle, which is set to jazz musician Dave Brubeck’s Unsquare Dance, plays an animated sequence which pays tribute to Bass’s work in film.

Bass was best known for his cinema title sequences and movie posters, working with such directors as Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. The video showcases some of his best work from a prolific Hollywood career which spanned five decades.

 

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He designed the title sequences for Hitchcock’sVertigo (1958), North by Northwest (1959) andPsycho (1960), and his work also includedSpartacus (1960), West Side Story (1961), The Shining (1980), Goodfellas (1990), Cape Fear (1991) and Casino (1995).

He died in Los Angeles in 1996 aged 75.

 

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