To celebrate the release of the long-awaited monograph, Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design, editor, Ian Albinson, put together this marvelous brief visual history of some of Saul Bass‘s most celebrated work in film.

If you’re into graphic design, a movie buff, and know you’re history, you’re well aware of Mr. Saul Bass. The man is a legendary and influential graphic designer and filmmaker known for his stylized, classic, opening credits, title design, movie posters of some of the most famous motion pictures.

Saul Bass has influenced an entire culture; from young and talented artists, such as Olly Moss, to the current wave of minimalist retro poster designs.

Buy Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design.

The monograph was designed by Bass’s daughter, Jennifer Bass, and written by design historian Pat Kirkham. It’s a whopping 428 pages showcasing more than 1,400 of Bass’ illustrations, that have never been published before. The book gives extensive insight into his legacy and his design process behind some of his most famous posters, title sequences, and logo designs.

Check out Albinson’s other compilation, A Brief History of Title Design:

Check out the making of the Saul Bass monograph from Laurence King Publishing:

Take a look at the printing of the first book to be published on one of the greatest American designers of the 20th century, who was as famous for his work in film as for his corporate identity and graphic work.

Saul Bass (1920-1996) created some of the most compelling images of American postwar visual culture. Having extended the remit of graphic design to include film titles, he went on to transform the genre. His best-known works include a series of unforgettable posters and title sequences for films such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo and Otto Preminger’s The Man with the Golden Arm and Anatomy of a Murder. He also created some of the most famous logos and corporate identity campaigns of the century, including those for major companies such as AT&T, Quaker Oats, United Airlines and Minolta.

Film by Alice Masters