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Design work I wish I'd done

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by lefty, May 26, 2011.

  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    A conversation with Paul Rand.

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    And Milton Glasser.



    And Saul Bass gives you the straight skinny.


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  2. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^ thanks, lefty. those are great. saul bass is 'the man'.
     
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  3. lefty

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    I have loved Bass since my first movie experience. Look at this list from the '50s and '60s:


    Grand Prix (title designer)

    1966​
    Seconds (titles)

    1965​
    Bunny Lake Is Missing (title designer)

    1965​
    In Harm's Way (title designer)

    1963​
    The Cardinal (titles)

    1963​
    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (title designer)

    1963​
    Nine Hours to Rama (title designer)

    1961-1962​
    Alcoa Premiere (TV series) (title designer - 3 episodes)
    Flashing Spikes (1962) (title designer)
    Second Chance (1962) (title designer)
    Moment of Decision (1961) (title designer)


    1962​
    Advise & Consent (titles designer)

    1962​
    Walk on the Wild Side (title designer)

    1961​
    Something Wild (title designer)

    1961​
    West Side Story (titles)

    1960​
    Exodus (title designer)

    1960​
    The Facts of Life (title designer)

    1960​
    Spartacus (design consultant)

    1960​
    Ocean's Eleven (title designer)

    1960​
    Psycho (pictorial consultant, title designer)

    1959​
    North by Northwest (titles designed by)

    1959​
    Anatomy of a Murder (title designer)

    1958​
    The Big Country (title designer)

    1958​
    Vertigo (titles designer)

    1958​
    Bonjour tristesse (title designer)

    1958​
    Cowboy (title designer)

    1957​
    The Pride and the Passion (title designer)

    1957​
    Saint Joan (title designer)

    1957​
    The Young Stranger (title designer)

    1957​
    Edge of the City (title designer)

    1956​
    Around the World in Eighty Days (title designer)

    1956​
    Attack (title designer - uncredited)

    1956​
    Storm Center (title designer)

    1956​
    Johnny Concho (title designer)

    1956​
    Trapeze (title designer - uncredited)

    1955​
    The Man with the Golden Arm (title designer)

    1955​
    The Big Knife (title designer)

    1955​
    The Night of the Hunter (publicist - uncredited)

    1955​
    The Shrike (titles designer)

    1955​
    The Seven Year Itch (title designer)

    1955​
    The Racers (title designer)

    1954​
    Carmen Jones (title designer)


    More and more I pitch SB influenced work to my clients.

    Oh and it's my birthday today and I woke up to this from my wife.

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    lefty
     
  4. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^ hey happy birthday! great present.
     
  5. lefty

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    Thanks. I was thrilled to receive it.

    Post something.

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    How famous brands got their names.

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    Quote:



    Should I let this thread die?

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    Please dont.

    I'd love to contribute, I just dont encounter that much worthwhile.
     
  11. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Okay.

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    Nah. I never have anything to post here but I always click to see what've you've put up. It's usually worth the effort.
     
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    The 1st prelude from Bach's cello suite no.1 visualized:

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    Mesmerizing.

    Here's an early favourite of mine. Norman McLaren - Dots - 1940. In this animated film (yes, animated film. No one called them "an animation" - that would have had you laughed out of a studio) McLaren draws both the picture and the sound track directly onto the film.


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    That's interesting, and for many reasons. One of which is the simplicity of means by which he achieved his effect. He's still dependent on technology, but he interacts with it in a very direct way, and he gets something that can't be said in any other media.

    I see a lot of stuff today that seems to be using technology for its own sake instead of its expressiveness, so a lot of things come off looking like a technology demo. For example:

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    The technology and its application is interesting, but I don't know if the shaky cam or the sand particle system or the reflection are revealing anything the dancer's doing that seeing her in the flesh wouldn't. It's more about "Look at the this cool effect I can do!" Instagram and before that Hipstamatic are kind of emblematic of this in photography.

    On the other hand, this exhibit is pretty cool for both how simple it is, and how big and expressive an effect it achieves:

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  17. lefty

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    I agree about the first - the effect gets in the way.

    McLaren again, letting the dancer be seen but also playing with time.

    Pas de Deux, 1968


    The second is quite lovely.


    Quote: http://savethesounds.info/

    lefty
     
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    My brother's Industrial Design portfolio, just finished his Jr. year in university for Industrial Design: http://www.mrphilso.com/
     
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  19. lefty

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    Nice work and well designed site. He could market the birdhouse and the light.

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