Friday, March 26, 2010
Some of you may be too young to know who Saul Bass was, but back in the 1950's-60's Saul Bass was a genius graphic designer, best known for his design on animated motion picture title sequences like the one he did for Alfred Hitchcock's movies "Vertigo" or "Psycho", for Otto Preminger's "the Man with the Golden Arm", Stanley Kubrick's "Spartacus" or the incredible end credits of "Around the World in 80 Days". Saul Bass was also back in the 1990's when he did most of Martin Scorcese's title sequences. Since then, he inspired many creative people and, for instance, the animated title sequence of Steven Spielberg's "Catch me if you can" was a pure tribute to Saul Bass style by two young French designers.
But Bass didn't do the TRON title sequence. So, a talented guy named Hexagonall reimagined in the pure Bass 1960's-style the original TRON title sequence - and with 1960's music, too. Hexagonall who "love the simplicity and minimalism of Saul Bass” thought "What if Saul Bass had done the opening title of the film?" The result is brilliant and i think the master would have been proud of his disciple.
Picture and video: copyright Hexagonall