Today, Google is celebrating the 93rd birthday of famed film graphic designer Saul Bass (May 8, 1920 – April 25, 1996) with an intricate Google Doodle by San Franciso-based artist Matthew Cruickshank. He created this animated Google-themed series of designs based on Saul’s famous film title credits, film posters and corporate logos.
Film rights can be problematic so I wasn’t completely sure of the order of cutting, but as it turned out every studio was a pleasure to work with. Corresponding with Jennifer Bass was inspirational and led to hearing that Saul Bass was a Dave Brubeck fan. Although I hadn’t synched animation to music we found a Brubeck track that managed to hit the right notes. Again, the Brubeck estate were superb to work with.
video via Google
image via Matthew Cruickshank
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