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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Saul Bass' 93rd Birthday

New Delhi: Google on Wednesday paid tribute to American graphic designer and Hollywood filmmaker Saul Bass on his 93rd birthday with an elaborate video sequence doodle showcasing some of the best works from his prolific career.

The 1 minute 20 seconds video is a mix of some of the Saul Bass’ best works set in sequence to the tunes of Unsquare Dance, a musical piece written by the American jazz composer Dave Brubeck.

Born on May 08, 1920, in the Bronx, New York, United States to Eastern European Jewish immigrant parents, Saul Bass became widely known in Hollywood after creating the title sequence for Otto Preminger's 'The Man with the Golden Arm' in 1955.

During his 40-year career, Bass worked for some of Hollywood's most prominent filmmakers, including Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. Bass also designed some of the most iconic corporate logos in North America, including the AT&T "bell" logo in 1969, as well as AT&T's "globe" logo in 1983 after the breakup of the Bell System.

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