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 Spartacus, and 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 Psycho, The Man With The Golden Arm, Spartacus, West Side Story,Vertigo, North by Northwest, Anatomy of a Murder, and Around the World in 80 Days." It's also set to Dave Brubeck's 1961 tune, "Unsquare Dance."