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Saul Bass WJEC Exam questions
Transcript of Saul Bass WJEC Exam questions
Movement and dynamism in his works.
Great master of film poster.
The forms that he used were very simple but what was difficult is to get to understand their concepts.
He liked to use space and movement in his projects.
Influenced by the ideas of the figure and by strong contrast of colors and shapes.
Graphics with animating cuts, montage, live action and design names.
His designs were new and innovative. they are considered to have a MODERNIST approach.
This is where he challenges the normal way of producing graphics for logos and film posters.
He went on to design and influence many film posters and title sequences which helped spread his name further through graphics world as well as the film industry.
Selected film title sequence
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Selected film title sequences
In Memory of
Saul Bass was born on May 8, 1920, in the Bronx, New York, he was a graphic designer and filmmaker and his work is mainly characterized as a bridge between these two visual media (film and graphic design ).
He graduated from James Monroe High School in the Bronx and studied part-time at the Art Students League in Manhattan.
Saul Bass became widely known in the film industry after creating the title sequence for Otto Preminger’s The Man with the Golden Arm (1955).
He designed title sequences for more than 40 years.
A mid 20th century minimalist designer, Bass became well known for his identifiably
looking art and typography.
Often incorporated the use of geometric shapes/ symbols in his work
Not only is Bass the creator of several identifiable corporate logos we see today such as those of AT&T, Bell Telephone, Warner Communications, Fuller Paints Quaker Oats, Dixie, Kleenex, Lawry's Seasoning Salt, Dixie, United airlines and the American Girlscouts, but the longevity of the average lifespan of some of his logos is quoted to be 34 years and counting.
Bass also designed several movie posters for films such as
Big, Goodfellas, Casino
and an undistributed poster for
He was commissioned for several Academy Award presentations as well as the1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Also made poster designs for Alfred Hitchcock.
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Saul Bass was born on May 8, 1920, in the Bronx, New York, He graduated from James Monroe High School in the Bronx and studied part-time at the Art Students League in Manhattan.
His work was great because he used lots of shapes in his work and it was very simple. This is what made him famous because it was a modernist approach which challenged the way in which traditionally film posters and general graphics were designed. He continued his work to done great film title sequences like the one he done Alfred Hitchcock the director.
He had a big influence on designers and I wish everybodies can draw like him. In conclusion he was a great designer with with great work and he done lots of stuff to do with film.
Using what you have learnt about the designer you will have to answer an essay question to describe the work of the designer.
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