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Saul Bass posters and storyboards in London

Saul Bass posters and storyboards in London
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A small gallery in London called Kemistry, related to the design studio of the same name, devoted a show to the film posters, film titles and film festival posters of Saul Bass. The show also included several of Bass' storyboards, such the boards for the famous shower scene from Hitchcock's Psycho – one of the most bone-chilling moments in the history of cinema. We thought it'd be nice to give you an impression of the show and some of the works that were featured in it.

Kemistry Gallery in LondonKemistry Gallery in London

Saul Bass posters

Saul Bass, The Human Factor, Poster, 1979
Saul Bass, The Human Factor, Poster, 1979

Saul Bass, The Two Of Us, Poster, 1967
Saul Bass, The Two Of Us, Poster, 1967

Saul Bass, The Fixer, Poster, 1968
Saul Bass, The Fixer, Poster, 1968

Saul Bass, Grand Prix, Poster, 1966
Saul Bass, Grand Prix, Poster, 1966

Kemistry Gallery in London

Saul Bass, Exodus, Poster, 1960
Saul Bass, Exodus, Poster, 1960

Saul Bass, Nine Hours To Rama, Poster, 1963
Saul Bass, Nine Hours To Rama, Poster, 1963

Saul Bass, Advice & Consent, Poster, 1962
Saul Bass, Advice & Consent, Poster, 1962

Saul Bass, Anatomy of a Murder, Poster, 1959
Saul Bass, Anatomy of a Murder, Poster, 1959

Saul Bass, Seconds, Poster, 1966
Saul Bass, Seconds, Poster, 1966

Saul Bass, Storyboard for Walk on the Wild Side, 1962
Saul Bass, Storyboard for the title sequence for Walk on the Wild Side, 1962
Kyle Cooper discusses this title sequence in our 2009 interview with him.

Saul Bass, Storyboard for Psycho, 1960
Saul Bass, Storyboard for the shower scene in Hitchcock's Psycho, 1960

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Comments (3):

31 Mar 11 • by: Kosby
Ya been there, a tiny exhibition but still good! love the simplicity and graphical style! Great to take a look when u passby Shoreditch area!

27 Apr 11 • by: Michel van der Sanden
Some 30 years ago I saw Bass twice at a seminar, one in London, the other in Paris. His second talk was identical to the first... However, what struck all off us in the audience was the casualness with which he claimed 'the shower scene'.
Hitchcock had said: go ahead and shoot it. It sounded too good to be true.

16 Aug 11 • by: Remco
@ Michel van der Sanden.

Sounds like an amazing experience, especially in retrospect, now that Bass is even more of a legend than 30 years ago. I wonder if any of his presentations were ever recorded on video.