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Saul Bass

Poster for Bunny Lake Is Missing, 1965

U.S. Insert Poster
36 × 14 in
91.4 × 35.6 cm
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Light Industry Benefit Auction
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Saul Bass
American, 1920–1996
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From the 1950s through the ’90s, Saul Bass created some of cinema’s most enduring images and was responsible for era-defining logo designs. Influenced by both the look and ideologies of Russian Constructivism and the Bauhaus, Bass channeled the hard-edged, boldly colored abstractions of the two into his commercial work, which includes the renowned AT&T and United Airlines logos, as well as title sequences for classic films, including Vertigo, Goodfellas, and Anatomy of a Murder. Bass’s film work incited an interest in title design and placed him in the pantheon of auteurs, with collaborators like Alfred Hitchcock and Otto Preminger. Bass’s work was founded on a belief that design should, first and foremost, resonate with its viewers. “The challenge in design is always to establish communication with human warmth—to create an emotional identification between the subject and the audience,” he once said.

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About the work
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Courtesy of Posteritati.
Saul Bass
American, 1920–1996
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From the 1950s through the ’90s, Saul Bass created some of cinema’s most enduring images and was responsible for era-defining logo designs. Influenced by both the look and ideologies of Russian Constructivism and the Bauhaus, Bass channeled the hard-edged, boldly colored abstractions of the two into his commercial work, which includes the renowned AT&T and United Airlines logos, as well as title sequences for classic films, including Vertigo, Goodfellas, and Anatomy of a Murder. Bass’s film work incited an interest in title design and placed him in the pantheon of auteurs, with collaborators like Alfred Hitchcock and Otto Preminger. Bass’s work was founded on a belief that design should, first and foremost, resonate with its viewers. “The challenge in design is always to establish communication with human warmth—to create an emotional identification between the subject and the audience,” he once said.

Saul Bass

Poster for Bunny Lake Is Missing, 1965

U.S. Insert Poster
36 × 14 in
91.4 × 35.6 cm
Bidding closed
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