Saul Bass

“Design is just thinking made visual” – This famous quote from Saul Bass has been drummed into design students for years now. His design ethos was simple and stylish, just like his work.

Today, Google has marked the birthday of Saul Bass with a fantastic doodle. We felt that this, and the work of this great designer should not go unmentioned.

Google Doodle for Saul Bass

Our design team – along with with anyone who has a smidge of interest in graphic design, art or illustration – are big fans of his work. So today, in our own homage to Mr Bass, we have compiled just a few of our favourite pieces for you to admire.

Saul Bass Book Cover Illustration - Prayer for the 70's

Saul Bass Movie Poster - Anatomy of a Murder

Saul Bass Book Cover Design

Saul Bass Poster Design - Such Good Friends

As you can see, his work was varied and intelligent. It looks so simple yet is hard to recreate – just the way great design ought to be.

Saul Bass in his Studio

“There is nothing glamorous in what I do. I’m a working man. Perhaps I’m luckier than most in that I receive considerable satisfaction from doing useful work which I, and sometimes others, think is good.” -Saul Bass

Thrill Murray

If like us, you appreciate the diverse and hilarious work of the legend that is Bill Murray, then this may just be your ideal gift. Commissioned by quirky website and online store, Belly Kids, many different artists and illustrators have created 24 different images, each one inspired by the great man himself in his various guises from classic movies spanning the decades.

Each illustration has been compiled into this handy colouring book so you can not only enjoy the art, but also customise it with your own choice of colours.

At just £6.99, we feel that this is an opportunity not to be missed. Place your order here.

Illustrate Your Point…

With the big bad world of web often dominated by corporate sites and business based ideas, the art side of ‘art and design’ is not often something we get to indulge in. Don’t get me wrong, we appreciate the benefits of design software. Its an imperative tool that we utilise every day to quickly develop ideas and bring concepts to life for our clients.

The benefits of these digital tools are astounding, but every now and again, we like to remind ourselves of what we love about design. Not just sharp lines and bold graphic shapes, but flowing illustration, messy paints, screen prints and and hand crafted ideas.

Here is a selection of some of our favourite finds this week…

1.Moebius (Jean Giraud) 2. Julia Pott 3.charleskinbote 4. Rola Chang 5.Rubens 6.unknown