Saul Bass-a No-No!

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).

The Bassmaster (1920-1996)

On Tyler Stout’s website, I came across a clip of a documentary with design legend, Saul Bass. The man’s name and work are so iconic, it was interesting to see what the real person had to say.

Saul Bass, The Scorsese of Movie Poster Designers

If you’ve never heard of Saul Bass, you’ve probably seen his work somewhere — on a poster, at the gas station, or even your local phone company…

But what he’s most famous for is opening title sequences