1920 - Saul Bass is a US graphic designer and filmmaker was born 8th of May in the Bronx district of New York.
1936 - Wins a scholarship to study at the Art Students' League in Manhattan.
1938 - Working as an assistant in the art department of the New York office of Warner Bros.
1944 - Joins the Blaine Thompson Company, an advertising agency, and enrolls at Brooklyn College, where he is taught by the émigré Hungarian designer and design theorist Gyorgy Kepes.
1946 - Traveled to Los Angeles to work as an art director at the advertising agency, Buchanan and Company.
1952 - Opens his own studio, named Saul Bass & Associates in 1955.
1954 - Designs his first title sequence for Otto Preminger's Carmen Jones.
1955 - Creates titles for Robert Aldrich's The Big Knife and Billy Wilder's The Seven Year Itch. The animated sequence he devises for Preminger's The Man with a Golden Arm causes a sensation.
1957 - Devises titles for Michael Anderson's Around The World in 80 Days and Preminger's Bonjour Tristesse.
1958 - Forges a new collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock by designing the titles for Vertigo.
- Works with the architects Buff, Straub & Hensman on the design of his home, Case Study House #20 in Altadena.
1959 - Provide the title sequences for Hitchcock's North by Northwest and Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder.
1962 - Devises titles for Edward Dmytryk's Walk on the Wild Side and directs his first short film, Apples and Oranges. Marries Elaine Makatura.
1963 - Stanley Kramer commissions Bass to create titles for its A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
1966 - Directs the racing sequences and devises the titles for John Frankenheimer's Grand Prix.
1968 - Wins an Oscar for the short film Why Man Creates and develop a corporate identity programme for the Bell System telephone company.
- Creates an installation for the Milan Triennale, which is cancelled after a student occupation.
1973 - Designs the corporate identity of United Airlines.
1974 - Directs his first feature film Phase IV.
1980 - Designs the poster for Stanley Kubrick's The Shining and devises the corporate identity of the Minolta
1984 - Creates a poster for the Los Angeles Olympic games.
1987 - James L. Brooks persuades Bass to return to title design by creating the opening sequence of Broadcast News.
1990 - Begins a long collaboration with Martin Scorsese by creating the titles for GoodFellas.
1991 - Devises the titles for Scorsese's Cape Fear and a poster for the 63rd Academy Awards.
- Bass designs the Academy Awards poster for the next five years.
1993 - Creates the title sequence for Scorsese's The Age of Innocence and a poster for Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List.
1995 - Designs titles for Scorsese's Casino.
1996 - Saul Bass died 25th of April in Los Angeles of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
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