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Dieter Rams Lists the 10 Timeless Principles of Good Design–Backed by Music by Brian Eno

Nearly all of us have heard the dictum "Less, but better," and nearly all of us have used Braun products. But how many of us know that both of those owe their considerable popularity to the same man? After studying architecture, interior decoration, and carpentry, the German industrial designer Dieter Rams spent 40 years at Braun, most of them as the company's chief design officer. There he created such hits as the 606 universal shelving system, the SK61 record player, and the ET66 calculat...
Tags: Apple, Google, Design, College, Netflix, Brian Eno, Seoul, Saul Bass, Braun, Dieter Rams, Facebook Twitter, Rams, Paola Antonelli, Colin Marshall, Gary Hustwit, 21st Century Los Angeles


The 10 Best Startup Logos

“Logos are a graphic extension of the internal realities of a company”—Saul Bass. When someone starts a new company, people expect to have something innovative the plate — it’s a common perception.  They think that the needs which remained unfulfilled or problems that could not be solved by other companies will get addressed by the new company. For every start-up, designing an appealing logo is one of the things of utmost importance as it is the face of the company. In most of the cases, the su...
Tags: Business, Sales & Marketing, Saul Bass, Right Now, USP, Europe America, Alice Jackson, Best Startup Logos


The Revolutionary Title Sequences and Trailers Created by Pablo Ferro: Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, Stop Making Sense, Bullitt & Other Films

Pablo Ferro, who died last month after more than 60 years in graphic design, had such an impact on cinema that we've all felt it at one time or another, despite the fact that he never directed a single feature himself. Rather, he made his mark with title sequences and trailers, each of them exuding no small amount of then-revolutionary and still difficult-to-imitate style. Having emigrated from Cuba to New York at the age of twelve, Ferro taught himself to animate before finding his firs...
Tags: Google, New York, Film, College, Animation, Beethoven, Stanley Kubrick, Kubrick, Steve McQueen, Cuba, Seoul, Alfred Hitchcock, Saul Bass, Facebook Twitter, Strangelove, Ferro


10 Truly Frightening PG-Rated Horror Movies

This shouldn’t be news to anyone, but a film’s MPAA rating has no real bearing on its quality. There are all manner of great to terrible movies rated G, PG, PG-13, and R. Still, this continues to get pushback from a vocal minority every few months. Most recently the furor was over Venom, which some fans insisted should have been R-rated and it represented something of a new contingent in the ratings war – comic book superhero fans who, buoyed by the success of Deadpool (2016) and Logan (2017), ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Mpaa, Salem, Vietnam, Steven Spielberg, Saul Bass, Don, Logan, Ben, Clark, Bob Clark, Amityville, Joe Dante, EC Comics


A Simple Favor Review

Rating: BEGIN SLIDESHOW 6 out of 10 Cast: Anna Kendrick as Stephanie Smothers Blake Lively as Emily Nelson Henry Golding as Sean Townsend Ian Ho as Nicky Townsend Joshua Satine as Miles Smothers Glenda Braganza as Mrs. Kerry Glenda Andrew Rannells as Darren Kelly McCormack as Stacy Aparna Nancherla as Sona Dustin Milligan as Chris Danielle Bourgon as Grace Gia Sandhu as Valerie Rupert Friend as Dennis Nylon Eric Johnson as Davis Linda Cardellini as Diana Hyland Paul Jurewicz as Bobby Che...
Tags: Movies, Movie Reviews, Anna Kendrick, Paul Feig, Saul Bass, Blake, Stephanie, Sean, Kendrick, Emily, Golding, Feig, Jessica Sharzer, Darcey Bell, Stephanie Kendrick, Stephanie Smothers Blake Lively


Watch Apple’s ‘Mission: Impossible’ style spaceship HQ tour

Apple kicked off its hardware event today with a charming little video that did double promo duty, both introducing the event in a lighthearted way and giving a quick curated tour of the company’s new “spaceship” headquarters. We don’t always post Apple advertisements here at TechCrunch, but when we do, it’s because they actually show off something new. Well, kind of new, anyway. It’s nice to see it all in motion. A low aerial shot brings us into the scene, the top floor of the spaceship’s ex...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Design, Architecture, Cupertino, Alison, Saul Bass, Tim, Watch Apple, Spaceship, Apple HQ, Jony Ives, Apple Hardware Event 2018, Steve Jobs Theater Brave of Apple


A Bloody New ‘Suspiria’ Poster and a Sample of the Score Set the Stage for the Chilling Remake

If there’s one movie that looks intriguingly insane, haunting and perplexing, it’s the remake of Suspiria from filmmaker Luca Guadagnino. The film is debuting at the Venice Film Festival, and we should have some early buzz on the trippy horror thriller before the weekend. In the meantime, Suspiria has delivered a new taste of the mesmerizing film starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton, the latter of which is likely playing another mysterious character in the movie other than the one we can c...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Horror, La, Radiohead, Thriller, Tilda Swinton, Thom Yorke, Chloe Grace Moretz, Dakota Johnson, Remakes, Saul Bass, Luca Guadagnino, Suspiria, Lutz Ebersdorf


‘A Simple Favor’ Trailer: Paul Feig Goes Dark in the Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively Suburban Thriller

Paul Feig is making the pivot from broad comedies to steamy thrillers with A Simple Favor, the latest Gone Girl-lite mystery adaptation making its way from the bookshelf to the big screen. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively star in the latest trailer, which teases us with the strange relationship between Kendrick’s mommy blogger and Lively’s mysterious glamazon. A Simple Favor Trailer The film follows Kendrick’s mommy blogger Stephanie as she befriends and grows obsessed with the glamorous ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Blake Lively, Thriller, Anna-Kendrick, Paul Feig, Movie Trailers, David Fincher, Saul Bass, Blake, Stephanie, Kendrick, Emily, Hitchcock, Feig, Lionsgate Films


The Best Movies You Probably Haven’t Seen That Were Directed By Actors

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. In this edition we take a look at some lesser-known movies directed by actors.) The big film hitting screens this weekend is a horror film starring and directed by John Krasinski, and while A Quiet Place is neither the first nor the last movie to be directed by an actor it’s definitely the most recent. The joke about actors wanting to direct is...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Movies, Features, Marlon Brando, Stanley Kubrick, Angelina Jolie, Al Pacino, Stella, Rio, Saul Bass, John Krasinski, Scott, Dan, Jim, Lancaster


The making of seven iconic movie posters

As an art director in the 80s and 90s, Tom Martin created some of that era’s most memorable movie posters. In this post, Tony Pierce writes about the creation of seven of Martin’s most iconic posters, including those for Jurassic Park, Do The Right Thing, Twins, and Schindler’s List. On a very different Steven Spielberg film, Schindler’s List, some of the submissions that weren’t chosen as the final poster are as interesting as the one that was due to the fame of their designers. Tony Seinig...
Tags: Spielberg, Bass, Steven Spielberg, Saul Bass, Jason Kottke, Martin, Schindler, Saul, Tom Martin, Georgia Young, Tony Pierce, Tony Seiniger Anthony Goldschmidt, Bill Gold, Saul Bass Steven Spielberg, Tom Martin Tony Pierce


French graphic designer is upset Disney copied his work for Star Wars ads

It's pretty clear that whoever designed the four teaser posters for Disney's Solo: A Star Wars Story, drew a great deal of inspiration from the 2015 album covers designed by Hachim Bahous for Sony Music France’s Legacy Recordings. From Quartz: Imitation is an inevitability, says graphic design historian Steven Heller. “If something is good, it will knocked off,” he says. “Look at I ❤ NY. Look at Coke and Pepsi. Look at the ripoffs around the world for Starbucks.” Heller says there appears ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Design, News, France, Disney, Sony, Starbucks, Coke, Saul Bass, US Copyright Office, Heller, Steven Heller, Philip Castle, Hachim Bahous, Bahous


10,000 Classic Movie Posters Getting Digitized & Put Online by the Harry Ransom Center at UT-Austin: Free to Browse & Download

Who hasn’t pinned one of Saul Bass’s elegant film posters on their wall—with either thumbtacks above the dormroom bed or in frame and glass in grown-up environs? Or maybe it’s 70s kitsch you prefer—the art of the grindhouse and sensationalist drive-in exploitation film? Or 20s silent avant-garde, the cool noir of the 30s and 40s, 50s B-grade sci-fi, 60s psychedelia and French new wave, or 80s popcorn flicks…? Whatever kind of cinema grabs your attention probably first grabbed your attention thr...
Tags: Google, Texas, Film, College, Woody Allen, Saul Bass, Martin Scorsese, Facebook Twitter, Saul, Josh Jones, Harry Ransom Center, UT Austin, Durham NC Follow, Ransom Center, Elaine Bass, University of Texas Harry Ransom Center


The 20 Best Movie Posters of 2017

We’re close to the end of 2017, and as we rush to catch up on some of the awards season contenders in order to finalize our lists of the Top 10 Movies of 2017 (coming next week), it’s time to take a look back at the year in cinema. Before we ever see a trailer for a movie, we’ll often see a teaser poster that tries to set the stage for what’s to come on the big screen. A majority of official movie posters from studios are boring, familiar and don’t do much to get people excited. But every year,...
Tags: Coco, Movies, Superman, Mother, Justice-League, James McAvoy, Ryan Gosling, Pixar, Poster, Split, Kong: Skull Island, Saul Bass, Alex Ross, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, Kevin, Thor: Ragnarok


Original Artwork for Invasion of the Saucer-Men Movie Poster Sells for $107,550

Illustrator Albert Kallis, co-founder of International House of Pancakes, painted the movie poster art of Invasion of the Saucer Men in 1957. It sold for over $100,000 over the weekend at a Heritage Auctions event. The original 1957 gouache poster artwork for the iconic Invasion of the Saucer Men movie poster sold for $107,550 Saturday, in Heritage Auctions’ Movie Posters Auction. Rather than depict a finished film, the artwork painted by artist Albert Kallis actually inspired the creation of...
Tags: Post, News, Heritage Auctions, Roger Corman, Saul Bass, Capitol Records, Nicholson, Kallis, International House of Pancakes, Corman, American International Pictures, James Nicholson, Albert Kallis, Grey Smith, Samuel Arkoff


Awesome Poster Design by Ola Jasionowska

Awesome Poster Design by Ola Jasionowska abduzeedo Nov 16, 2017 Ola Jasionowska is a graphic designer and illustrator from Warsaw, Poland with some amazing illustration work. I particularly love the posters created in 2017 and shared on Behance. When I saw the poster design project,  it kind of reminded me of Saul Bass poster and style, very simple and bold. The color palette and combinations are also top notch. I could have all of these posters hangin...
Tags: Design, David Bowie, Saul Bass, Warsaw Poland, Ola Jasionowska


Catching up with graphic artist Marty Baumann

by Mike RhodeWe're checking in with Arlington's Marty Baumann again on the publication of Toybox Time Machine, his new book from IDW, . We've featured his work in passing a couple of times in the past, and it's been six years since I interviewed him for the Washington City Paper (which sadly is currently for sale in case anyone reading this can afford to buy a newspaper). He's answered my usual questions again, but in new ways, as well as discussing his recent work so I'm running the whole inter...
Tags: Toys, Comics, Maryland, Disney, San Francisco, Animation, Paul Mccartney, Pixar Animation Studios, Pixar, Disneyland, Baltimore, Jack Kirby, Nostalgia, Ringo, Walt Disney, Arlington Cemetery


The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen About the End of the World as We Know It

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. In this edition, we take a look at some of the best movies you’ve probably never seen about the end of the world as we know it.) Geostorm hits theaters this week, and if you’re not even a little bit excited then I have to assume you’re dead inside. Gerard Butler shoots storm fronts in the head and kicks tornadoes in the crotch… what’s not to lo...
Tags: Movies, Australia, Features, Weir, Bass, Gerard Butler, Michael Crichton, Saul Bass, Roland Emmerich, Butler, Emmerich, Perfect Sense, Peter Weir, Jeff Nichols, Richard Chamberlain, Featured Stories Sidebar


Design for Living

Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder's Designed for Hi-Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America (MIT Press) is a handsomely illustrated volume devoted not to the incontestable classics of the LP era but to the more utilitarian margins of the catalogue — background music, instructional records, travel albums, and the like. Some highlights are Music to Paint By, Music for a German Dinner at Home, and, of course, March Around the Breakfast Table. (Is it advisable to march with a live toaste...
Tags: Music, Frank Sinatra, Saul Bass, Vinyl Lp, Alex Ross, Taschen, Janet Borgerson, Jonathan Schroeder, Midcentury America MIT Press, Alex Steinweiss


Design for Living*

Janet Borgerson and Jonathan Schroeder's Designed for Hi-Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America (MIT Press) is a handsomely illustrated volume devoted not to the incontestable classics of the LP era but to the more utilitarian margins of the catalogue — background music, instructional records, travel albums, and the like. Some highlights are Music to Paint By, Music for a German Dinner at Home, and, of course, March Around the Breakfast Table. (Is it advisable to march with a live toaste...
Tags: Music, Frank Sinatra, Swann, Saul Bass, Vinyl Lp, Alex Ross, Taschen, Janet Borgerson, Jonathan Schroeder, Midcentury America MIT Press, Alex Steinweiss


Live United: 5 Questions With United Way Worldwide CMO Lisa Bowman

United Way Worldwide’s latest campaign aims to drive awareness of the lack of education, underemployment, homelessness, drug addiction, human trafficking and the particular challenges faced by veterans returning to civilian life. The goal of the “Live United” PSA and campaign is to encourage people to become part of the solution by either volunteering or donating: “United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. To live better we must ...
Tags: Advertising, CMO, Psa, Miami, Lisa Bowman, Saul Bass, United Way, Lisa, United Way Worldwide, Questions With United Way Worldwide CMO, United PSA, Local United Ways, Deon


The Process Of Credibility-Based Logo Design

Saul Bass created many great logos for clients such as AT&T, Minolta, Warner Bros, Girl Scouts of America, Kleenex, Continental Airlines (circa 1968), United Way, and United Airlines, Rockwell International to name just a few. His process has a lot offer to designers and marketers seeking to create dynamic logos, but it can also bring designers and business managers closer together to better understand the philosophy, process, and success prediction of company logo design and branding in gene...
Tags: West, Bob, Continental, Ucla, Branding, Saul Bass, United Way, Saul, Continental Airlines, Brand Research Brand Strategy Brand Licensing, Brand Identity, Braniff, United Airlines Rockwell International, Continental Airlines Eastern Airlines, United TWA Pan Am, Bill Haig


The Horrors of Addiction in 1955’s The Man With the Golden Arm

A look at the groundbreaking a harrowing 1955 addiction drama The Man With the Golden Arm I remember when Darren Aronofsky was doing the press tour for his controversial and unsparing 2000 Hubert Selby Jr. adaptation Requiem for a Dream, he correctly cited the film as a horror movie, one in which the monster was the heroin that seduced, dominated and decimated the lives of its fragile, deluded blue-collar characters. That’s kind of Selby Jr.’s beat, sifting through the streets and trying to ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Molly, Horror, Chicago, Mpaa, Addiction, Heroin, Darren Aronofsky, Frank Sinatra, Requiem For A Dream, Saul Bass, Sinatra, Bernstein, Louie, Frankie


Spinning Discs: Nominees

The Oscars are just around the corner; meanwhile, the Oscar nominees are heading home, taking advantage of the buzz. Of the nine Best Picture contenders, Fences, Hidden Figures, La La Land and Lion are still in theaters only, as the rest are either settled in (Hell or High Water, the lone nominee released outside of the fall awards season, has been available for three months now) or making their way onto Blu-ray and DVD. Nominated for eight Academy Awards, my guess is that Moonlight will come aw...
Tags: Europe, Music, UK, Featured, Movies, Supreme Court, Film, Mahershala Ali, Virginia, ADE, Everest, Manchester, Manhattan, Miami, Pedro Almodóvar, Richard Linklater


Abstract: Netflix’s New Documentary Series About “the Art of Design” Premieres Today

All over the world, so many kids growing up, students looking for a major, and even adults angling for a career change say they want to get into “design.” But what do they mean? The word encompasses a bewilderingly wide (and ever-expanding) range of disciplines, respected and experienced practitioners of eight of which the new Netflix documentary series Abstract takes as its subjects: architect Bjarke Ingels, illustrator Christoph Niemann, interior designer Ilse Crawford, stage desig...
Tags: Google, Design, Television, College, Los Angeles, Netflix, Mtv, James Foley, Bjarke Ingels, Gore Vidal, Copenhagen, Seoul, Saul Bass, Ray, Indiewire, Facebook Twitter


Saul Bass — Style is Substance

“Despite the fact that true title sequences aren’t really something that most movies carry today, the ones that do feature them are almost always in debt to Bass’ style and philosophy.” “What you’re seeing is actually a short version of the film you’re about to watch, almost always broken down to one or two simple visualised ideas.” 15 minutes well-spent watching a couple of commentaries about the title sequences of Saul Bass. I had to smile, again, at how good the man was at his job. The fi...
Tags: Design, Graphics, Saul Bass, Andrew Saladino


Design Evolution: Quaker Man

Heather Taylor If you take a stroll down the cereal aisle, you’re bound to find this icon and his cheery grin, white hair, and Quaker hat greeting you from a box of instant oatmeal. He’s Larry, the Quaker man mascot for Quaker Oats, and the second mascot named Larry we’ve profiled on this blog. In 1877, Quaker made a splash in the news when they registered as the first trademark for a breakfast cereal. Their trademark was a man wearing Quaker garb with the name “Quaker” chosen by former owners ...
Tags: News, Archer, Huffington Post, Saul Bass, Advertising Week, Larry, Quaker, Heather Taylor, Hornall Anderson, Quaker Oats, Jim Nash


10 of the Best Opening Title Sequences in Film History

CineFix takes a deep look into the art of opening titles and analyzes the different types that appear in movies, ranking the best of each kind. From simple text title cards, to the foreshadowing teasers that you don’t realize spoil the movie until you re-watch it, to slick graphic designs and animated opening credits,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Movies, Interesting, Saul Bass, Opening Credits


Famous Logo Rebrands of 2016 and Past Logo Design Fails

This article was contributed by Susan Vallance. Rebranding a company logo is often a necessary step to take in the world of business; this could be because your current design is confusing to customers, doesn’t tell your brand message correctly or is simply out-dated. However, this type of redesign is a minefield and your long term loyal customers may lose the emotional connection that’s been cultivated over the years. It’s safe to say that as a society, we don’t like change. Logos Have an Emot...
Tags: Design, London, Instagram, Netflix, Gap, Branding, Logo Design, Guest Articles, Saul Bass, Guest Article, Instagram Instagram, Netflix Netflix


Saul Bass In A Glass: A Legendary Graphic Artist Gets Interpreted In Cocktail Form

I had a dream. A rather ridiculous dream, but whatever. I wanted a movie poster interpreted as a cocktail. And not just any movie poster, mind you -- a Saul Bass movie poster. You may not know the name, but you know his work, whether it's the opening title sequences to classic films like Psycho, Goodfellas or West Side Story; or the corporate logos of AT&T or Kleenex, to name just two -- many of which are still used today, twenty years after his death. He's one of the great graphic designer...
Tags: New York, London, News, Boston, Alfred Hitchcock, Bass, Huffington Post, Bombay, Saul Bass, Matisse, Martinez, AT T, Earl Grey, Saul, Hunton, Bombay Sapphire


Buy: Saul Bass: 20 Iconic Film Posters

Saul Bass, best known for transforming the way movies begin, was a designer of incredible versatility and imagination. His stunning concepts led him to work with legendary filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Otto Preminger and Alfred Hitchcock. This large...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Books, Design, Movies, Films, Retro, Alfred Hitchcock, Books_music_film, Saul Bass