The definitive study of the graphic work of Saul Bass has been published by Laurence King. The ground-breaking titles for Hitchcock’s Vertigo were among the US designer’s most famous work, but the book, which was designed by Bass’ daughter Jennifer and written by design historian Pat Kirkham, provides a comprehensive overview of an extraordinary career. From the first kinetic typography (for North by Northwest in 1959) to the computerised neon inferno designed for Scorsese’s Casino in 1995, Bass’ graphic work has made an immense contribution to cinema. His logos and corporate identities, for such as Quaker Oats and United Airlines, are among the world’s most attractive and enduring, and the book contains over 1,400 illustrations, many previously unpublished.
Published in November 2011 by Laurence King Publishing
Hardback, 1484 illustrations and 440 pages
Dimensions: 290 × 258 mm
ISBN 978 1 85669 752 1