Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design
For Christmas I received a lovely gift in the form of a book called Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design. Part biography, part career-spanning retrospective, this large-scale coffee table volume is a comprehensive overview of the work of one of the twentieth century’s most prolific and visible designers. Born in the Bronx in 1920, Bass started his own company in 1952 and over the course of the next four decades worked in virtually every facet of design. He remains perhaps best known for his film posters and highly influential title sequences, having collaborated with such renowned directors as Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. Bass later became a filmmaker in his own right, producing a number of documentaries with his wife Elaine, as well as a full-length science fiction feature called Phase IV.
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design is available here.