Saul Bass for Anatomy of a Murder

The design legend's iconic film title sequence recently re-released by Criterion

Legendary graphic artist Saul Bass has created logos for some of the biggest brands—Girl Scouts, Kleenex, US Airways, AT&T—and designed some of the most iconic album covers and movie posters, but it’s his movie title sequences he’s most remembered for. If you’re a little rusty on your mid-century film classics, the “cut and paste” style of the opening titles for Catch Me If You Can …

Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design

The first retrospective book on the 20th century's film title master

Saul Bass, best known for transforming the way movies begin, was in fact a designer of incredible versatility. As design historian Pat Kirkham shows in his forthcoming book on Bass (co-authored with Bass’ daughter Jennifer), the legendary “visual communicator” also applied his graphic wizardry to album and book covers, typefaces, packaging, retail displays, a hi-fi system, toys and a postage stamp. He also illustrated a …