Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Saul Bass Star Wars

What if Saul Bass did the opening title sequence for the movie Star Wars? Saul Bass, 1920-1996, was a graphic designer and Academy Award winning filmmaker. But he is more well known as the godfather of motion graphics and motion picture title sequences. Bass has designed the title sequences for Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese.

So what if Star Wars came out in 1957 instead of 1977? Would it have looked something like this? Maybe, maybe not. But it's something to think about.

Saul Bass was the Mac Daddy of graphic design and his influence is still felt today.