Film Posters

During his career Saul Bass became synonymous the use with striking colours, and  silhouettes for his innovative film title sequences, and posters.

fig 1. Henri Matisse

 These features show that the Bauhaus School, and the French impressionist artist Henri Matisse (see fig 1,) had an influence in his creative process. Thus these, and Saul Bass would continue to inspire future generations of graphic designers such as Ty Mattson, which can be seen  his poster designed for the T.V. Series Dexter (see fig 2). This shows a strong a inspiration drawn from  the former. This while a simplistic style which is in turn eye catching and effective, will continued to be use just for these qualities.


fig 1. Poster for Dexter.


One Reply to “Film Posters”

  1. Yes you can definitely see the Bass in your chosen example, it has a 1950s US TV feel to it, the excellent use of negative space, contrast and simplistic palette really does stand-out. You are drawing links aesthetically and this is a good start towards the kinds of discussion you will make in your essay.

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