Saul Bass exhibition @ the Design Museum

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  1. iGav macrumors G3

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    *cough* Bump *cough* :D

    I really shouldn't have to say anymore about this great, great man.

    If you have a love of films, are a designer or indeed are a design philistine, then I really cannot recommend this exhibition highly enough.

    http://www.designmuseum.org/httpd/html/exhibit_detail.php?type=current&id=1
     
  3. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    I feel a "long lunch" coming on some time this week :D

    A friend has just ordered this
    "Bass on Titles" - An in-depth analysis of his own work by the late graphic designer/director Saul Bass. With 10 title sequences in their entirety, including "The Man with the Golden Arm" and "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World." "Portrait of Jimmy McGriff" - Blues organist Jimmy McGriff tells the secret of winning over an audience. Also includes: "Mister Smile," "House," "The Closet," "Chuck," "Smash," "Moods of the Sea,"
     
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    I went to the Giovanni (Gio) Ponti exhibit to see modern, Ikea-like furniture and design, and I thought that was boring. I can't even imagine suffering through this!!!
     
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    Thanks for the link, I would love to go but as I live in the states it's impossible. My favorite title sequences are probably Psycho and Anatomy of a Murder.
     
  6. evil macrumors 6502

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    too bad its not in chicago. i would like to go to this
     
  7. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

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    I went to see this 2 weeks ago and it was excellent. His early film posters are fantastic, as are his title sequences.

    This man inspired me to be a designer.
     
  8. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    His id work is just as stunning... he and Paul Rand are just 2 amazing people and designers who I would have loved to have met.
     
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    nice, thanks for the link. :)

    wasn't Saul Bass in Seinfeld once? (or at least his name?)


    peace.
     
  10. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. On both counts.

    The logos for at&t, united airlines and american airlines are classics.

    Are you in design iGAV?
     
  11. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Can someone explain how some of these logos are so great? Most of the logo's and movie titles mentioned don't recall anything significant to my mind, so sorry for the Gio Ponti exhibition remark before. :p

    Only logo's that stick out like a sore thumb for me right now is Orange's (the mobile company's) logo. So simple, but how can you forget it? It would even be MORE memorable if the square was green, and "orange" was written inside it. But yeah, that has got to be the best logo in the world. :)

    Otherwise, I don't even notice. :rolleyes:
     
  12. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Yep... interaction and motion designer.... and occasionaly a design lecturer as well. :)

    Yourself??
     
  13. iGav thread starter macrumors G3

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    Orange's logo is a classic that's for sure, I always thought it was touching on the ironic with the whole square 'Orange' thing :p

    There are some quality logo's out there that's for sure... Nike's Swoosh for one, the Apple logo or even VW, which is regularly voted as the greatest logo of all time.

    What makes them all so great?? well simplicity for one.
     
  14. mouchoir macrumors 6502a

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    Graphic Designer, mainly print. Do a lot of work for the National Film Theatre.
     
  15. 3rdpath macrumors 68000

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    how i would love to see this exhibit. sadly, i'm stuck in l.a. for awhile...

    saul was a master.

    my fave was " man with the golden arm"...
     
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    Prolific, talented. I'd love to see this...

    I think AT&T's logo is easily one of the most recognized. You see that probably half a dozen times a day without realizing it...

    paul
     
  17. stevehaslip macrumors 6502a

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    scary!! i went to this very exhibition today!! i loved it, as a design student i make sure that i see as many exhibitions as i can. By the way (you probably already know this) theres an exhibition soon called:

    "Communicate: British Independent Graphic Design since the Sixties"
    16th sept - 23rd jan

    its at the Barbican

    should be good too.
     

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