Celebrate Saul Bass’ 93rd Birthday with an Animated Google Doodle

When it comes to title design, no one did it better than Saul Bass (1920-1996). During his long career in Hollywood, Bass designed sequences for Otto Preminger’s The Man with the Golden Arm, Scorsese’s Goodfellas and Cape Fear, Kubrick’s Spartacusand several classic films by Alfred Hitchcock. And that’s just beginning to scratch the surface. (You can delve into Bass’ other creative work via the links below.)

Today, Google is celebrating what would have been Bass’ 93rd birthday with an animated doodle (above). According to Metafilter, the doodle “pays homage to Bass’ visual work on PsychoThe Man With The Golden ArmSpartacusWest Side Story,VertigoNorth by NorthwestAnatomy of a Murder, and Around the World in 80 Days.” It’s also set to Dave Brubeck’s 1961 tune, “Unsquare Dance.”

Related Content:

Saul Bass’ Advice for Designers: Learn to Draw, and Create Beauty Even If Nobody Else Cares

Saul Bass’ Oscar-Winning Animated Short Ponders Why Man Creates

Saul Bass Gives Ma Bell a Complete Makeover, 1969


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