Bass Notes: The film posters of Saul Bass


Bass Notes: The film posters of Saul Bass

No graphic designers has made a greater impact on the world of film than Saul Bass. This exhibition brings together a collection of his film posters, films titles and film festival posters from the Lloyd Northover donation to the British Film Institute.
Saul Bass’s work is instantly recognizable for its directness, its simplicity and the way it makes its meaning felt. Breaking all conventions in the 1950s and 60s, Bass virtually invented film titles as we know them today, and he was the first to synthesize movies into compelling trademark images.
In a period when graphic imagery can be so easily manipulated electronically, Bass reminds us that a strong idea is always at the heart of a great design.

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17 February – 17 March 2011
Kemistry Gallery, London

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