Saturday, September 13, 2008

Another Credit Where Credit is Due

Somehow I left my new favorite show, Mad Men, off of the previous post, "Credits Where Credit is Due".


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Simple drawings of a man falling amid period advertisements shows the tension of the time and the industry portrayed within the show's plots. This introduction to the show is very reminiscent of Hitchcock's film openings, and indeed was inspired by the Vertigo Poster and the work of Saul Bass, one of my favorite artists.

Saul Bass put simple, artistic drawing into his work on movie posters and in so doing, captured the essence of the film with a perfect and graceful style. Check out www.saulbass.tv to see some of his other work.

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