Google has posted a doodle today, which is pretty much a video, in honor of Saul Bass; a celebrated graphic designer and Oscar winning filmmaker. The video marks the celebration of 93rd birth anniversary of prominent filmmaker.
Saul Bass is best known for his design of motion picture title sequences, film posters, and corporate logos. During his illustrious career which lasted for 40 years, Bass has worked for some of Hollywood's most prominent filmmakers, including Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese.
Saul Bass's big break came when he created title sequence for Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm, which is a film about a jazz musician's struggle to overcome his heroin addiction. Here are five other facts about the legendary filmmaker.
Fact 1: Bass is also well known for having designed iconic corporate logos AT&T, Continental Airlines and United Airlines.
Fact 2: Born on May 8, 1920, in the Bronx, New York, Bass developed a keen interest in arts at an early age. He studied part-time at the Art Students League in Manhattan, after which he jumped into night classes with György Kepes at Brooklyn College.
Fact 3: Saul Bass began his carrier in Hollywood during the 1940s doing print work for film ads. He is considered as one of the first, to have realized the creative potential of opening and closing credits of a movieFact 4: In 1968, he directed a short documentary film called Why Man Creates for which he won Oscar.
Fact 5: Bass passed away in Los Angeles on April 25, 1996 after suffering from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.