The Saul Bass Google Doodle Tribute And All The Actual Title Sequences.




I have long been a fan of late graphic designer Saul Bass and was thrilled to see today's Google Doodle tribute to him on what would be his 93rd birthday. Google took many of his most famous opening title sequences and closing credits for movies directed by Alfred Hitcock, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder and Stanley Kubrick amongst others and created their own versions of them.


above: Saul Bass on titles

I wanted to share the Goggle Doodle with you (for those who have yet to see it) and then follow it up with videos of all the actual title sequences so you can see the inspiration. Enjoy.

The Google Doodle Celebrating Saul Bass' 93rd Birthday:


Google a la Psycho:


Saul Bass title sequence - Psycho (1960)


Google a la Man With the Golden Arm:


Saul Bass title sequence - The Man With The Golden Arm (1955)


Google a la Spartacus:


Saul Bass title sequence - Spartacus (1960)


Google a la West Side Story:


Saul Bass title sequence - West Side Story (1961)


Google a la Vertigo:


Saul Bass title sequence Vertigo - (1958)


Google a la North by Northwest:


Saul Bass title sequence - North by Northwest (1959)


Google a la Anatomy Of A Murder:


Saul Bass title sequence - Anatomy Of A Murder (1959)


Google a la Oceans Eleven:


Saul Bass title sequence - Ocean's Eleven (1960)


Google a la Around the World in Eighty Days:


Saul Bass closing credits - Around The World in 80 Days (1956)
(The closing credits Saul Bass created for Around the world in eighty days were the longest and most expensive credits ever made, at the time. They cost $65,000.)
This video is not available on You Tube, but can be seen in its entirety here.

Art of the Title has a wonderful collection of many of his title sequences and closing credits.

And be sure to see my previous post on how Saul Bass inspires others here.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brilliant! Too bad Joe Caroff (Inventor of the 007 logo) did West Side Story and not Saul Bass. Good research by Google.

laura sweet said...

Are you sure? all my research says otherwise.

http://www.aiga.org/medalist-saulbass/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saul_Bass

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055614/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_wr#writers

laura sweet said...

Further research shows that Joe Cardoff designed the movie poster for West Side Story, NOT the titles.
http://stylec.yuku.com/topic/6770#.UYr82IJAuZg




C'mon people, it's only a dollar.





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