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New Google Homepage Video Pays Tribute to Late Graphic Designer Saul Bass

May 8, 2013  |  10:40am

In tribute to one of the most prominent graphic designers and film artists, Google’s homepage features a video doodle for what would be Saul Bass’ 93rd birthday.
The video, by Matt Cruickshank, took close to a dozen original Bass designs and film sequences, from Westside Story to Vertigo to Psycho and re-imagined them in first Illustrator and then After Effects. The video is set to Dave Brubeck’s 1961 song “Unsquare Dance.”

In his four-decade career, Bass created some of the most iconic film art and corporate identity. He received an Academy Award for his documentary work and has permanent collections in both the Smithsonian and MOMA.

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