25 Celebrated Saul Bass Title Sequences in Just 100 Seconds

To celebrate the release of the highly anticipated and altogether fantastic Saul Bass monograph, one of the 11 best art and design books of 2011 and among the most important design books ever published, Art of the Title editor Ian Albinson put together this brilliant brief visual history of Bass's most celebrated work, which influenced generations of designers, animators, and visual storytellers alike.

The featured films, in order:

  • Carmen Jones (1954)
  • The Big Knife (1955)
  • The Seven Year Itch (1955)
  • The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
  • Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
  • Vertigo (1958)
  • Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  • North by Northwest (1959)
  • Spartacus (1960)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Ocean's Eleven (1960)
  • West Side Story (1961)
  • Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
  • Nine Hours to Rama (1963)
  • It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
  • Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)
  • Seconds (1966)
  • Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966)
  • Grand Prix (1966)
  • That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)
  • The War of the Roses (1989)
  • Goodfellas (1990)
  • Cape Fear (1991)
  • The Age of Innocence (1993)
  • Casino (1995)

On a related note, don't forget this wonderful two-minute history of film title sequence design.

Via Doobybrain.

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Maria Popova is the editor of Brain Pickings. She writes for Wired UK and GOOD, and is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow.

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