Today’s Excellent Google Doodle Honors Legendary Artist Saul Bass

     May 8, 2013

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Today would have been the 93rd birthday of the incredible artist Saul Bass.  Bass designed some of cinema’s most beloved posters and opening titles, and you know his work even if you may not have known his name.  He also won an Oscar in 1969 for his documentary short, “Why Man Creates”.  And as we saw by the poster for Django Unchained, his style continues to be emulated.

In honor of Bass’ birthday, today’s Google Doodle mimics some of Bass’ most famous opening titles including Spartacus, Anatomy of a Murder, Psycho, and North by Northwest.  Hit the jump to check out the sequence, and if you like Bass’ work, you should pick up Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design.

Via Google.

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