This weekend, I was cruising on the APF and came across this intriguing Saul Bass article posted by Big Mel at the MPC.
The article basically touts the work of Christian Annyas, a Dutch graphic designer, who has cleverly documented how modern DVD covers have eliminated the precious past movie posters of Saul Bass since the studios assume most potential customers don’t have the time or interest to reflect on the artwork of the original poster (which is illustrated below in these beloved Bass before and awful non-Bass after shots).
What the hell is wrong with people? Contemporary posters and DVD covers – for the most part – have no soul. Just a bunch of stills and clipart thrown together with no design concept at all. *sigh*