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Dexter Intro

(YouTube link) Ty Mattson constructed an alternate show intro for the Showtime series Dexter that is reminiscent of Saul Bass’ movie titles from the ’60s. Groovy! The video is based on a series of posters Mattson created, which you can see at his site. Link -Thanks, Ty!

Alternative Back to the Future Posters

The Shortlist has a pretty nifty gallery of 12 Back to the Future posters as interpreted by indie artists – my favorite two are shown above, the one to the left is created by Phantom City Creative in collaboration with Twitch Film and the TIFF Bell Lightbox and the one to the right is in [...]

The Late Movies: Kinetic Typography

Kinetic Typography (“moving text”) has been around for at least half a century — movie title sequences often feature some form of moving text, and there are tons of famous examples. The Stars Wars opening crawl is one of the most famous bits of kinetic typography ever. (And if you want to go back a [...]

Designer Saul Bass: “I don’t give a damn whether the client understands that [beauty] is worth anything.”

“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares,” says Saul Bass, creator of many beautiful movie posters, logos, and other designs — see above for a few iconic examples. Bass made a lasting mark on American graphic design with his bold designs and text treatments. You see his influence today in images that [...]