Bass, Saul

Portrait
Born: May 08, 1920 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Designers, Producers


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

camera company.

 

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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