Sunday, 5 December 2010

Anatomy of a Murder

For VCT we had to bring in a piece of work we liked which was made by putting words & images together, examples of what you could bring are a magazine, a panflet or a cover to a record etc. The piece I had chosen was the title credits made by Saul Bass for the film Anatomy of a Murder.

Saul Bass (1920-1996) was not only one of the great graphic designers of the mid-20th century but the undisputed master of film title design thanks to his collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger and Martin Scorsese. It is interesting when he uses shapes which look like cut off human limbs to list the cast on, with it being a film investigating into a murder case, also with how the star of the film goes on the head, followed by the co-stars on arms & legs.

Anatomy of a Murder: The Title Credits
Saul Bass

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