If you opened up the Google homepage today, you might notice that another one of those doodles will have distracted for you for a minute or so.
Today’s doodle pays tribute to Saul Bass, a legendary graphic designer and motion graphic artist who’s work can be attributed to over 50 feature films from the 1950’s through to the 1990’s. His work can also be found in logo’s for many major companies, some of which are still using logo’s Bass designed over 30 years ago.
Bass changed the way in which movie credits are shown, previous to Bass’ influence, credits were generally a static image shown before the commencement of the movie. Bass introduced the concept of introducing themes and the tone of the film through motion graphics prior to the film. Bass’ work was primarily involved in animation and graphics, but his later work saw him move into computer and specialized effects for title sequences.
Bass’ work has inspired countless numbers of motion graphic designers and artists through his work, and his influence can still be felt even in the modern film making and graphic design landscape.
We only felt it was right to take a little bit of time out to put a tribute together for him. You can check it out below.