Deep Vertigo?

I’m getting dizzy from looking at this Deep Red-handed ripoff of Saul Bass’s classic Vertigo one-sheet.

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Death of A Poster…

If you’re looking for the next Olly Moss or Jason Munn, you might find them working on their craft at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City — as the New York Times showcased these recent student submissions for the Broadway revival of Death Of A Salesman, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, and directed by Mike Nichols.

Nice Bass!

Just in case you haven’t seen this yet…

In honor of the newish highbrow artsy movie book, Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design (written by Pat Kirkham and his daughter, Jennifer Bass, no less) — here’s a smashing tribute video of Bass’s work done by Ian Albinson of the always inspiring/excellent Art of the Title.

The Title Design of Saul Bass from Ian Albinson on Vimeo.

Plays Like A Steinweiss…

There’s a new art/design book out about Alex Steinweiss, one of the classy forefathers of the album cover, that Saul Bass fans will be sure to get their hands on…

Also mentioned in the NYT story is the book release of R. Crumb’s original record cover collection…

r. crumb record covers

The Unknown Poster King

Meet Edward McKnight Kauffer (1890-1954), the man who may have inspired such graphic design icons as Saul Bass and Paul Rand. This well-traveled illustrator was born in America, but thrived in Britain with his bright colors and clean lines…

Birds of A Different Feather…

In honor of the upcoming Edgar Allen Poe-inspired The Raven, here’s a few more movie poster birds to gawk at, including The Birds by French artist, Boris Grinsson, as well as the Saul Bass masterpiece, The Birdman of Alcatraz (middle, in orange).

Olly Moss Comes To America

Dubbed “Poster Boy Wonder”, The New York Times had a nice Sunday write-up on Olly Moss and his new Captain America posters for Alamo Drafthouse.

His Rolling Roadshow Tour posters gathered no moss, so these Cap’n USA sheets will surely sell out quickly (if not already)!

Such Good Legs!

Wanna see a two-legged movie poster race featuring Such Good Friends (compliments of design guru, Saul Bass) and a 1980’s Charlotte Rampling movie called Mascara? (via IMPAwards)

Mondo + Movie Posters = $$$$

Movie poster trends come and go, but there is no doubt that the hottest new kid on the block is Mondo, the mates behind the Alamo Drafthouse, who have rejuvenated the morbid market with their revamped one-sheets designs for The Rolling Roadshow Tour from such graphic design prodigys as Olly Moss and Jason Munn.

So if you want to learn more about this newfangled limited-edition movie poster empire, check out Ben Marks’s interview with Mondo creative director, Justin Ishmael, on Collectors Weekly.