Who was Saul Bass inspired by? Why did Saul Bass take a break from his career?

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Saul Bass was an American graphic designer and Oscar-winning filmmaker who make great impacts in the world with his designs and posters. Saul Bass was born on May 8, 1920, and died on April 25, 1996, and was active in the media scenes for about 40 years.

The legendary graphic designer is best known for his design of motion pictures of film posters and corporate logos.

Saul Bass’ hard work saw him working for the likes of Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Martin Scorsese, Billy Wilder, and Stanley Kubrick.

Saul Bass
Saul Bass
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Saul Bass attended Jomes Monroe High School in the Bronx and enrolled in Art Studies League. Sean also attended evening classes with Gyorgy Kepes at Brooklyn College.


In 1928, legendary graphic designer, Saul Bass, tied the knot with Ruth Cooper and they were blessed with two children.

Who was Saul Bass inspired by?

Saul Bass had some sort of inspiration from his parents but the person who inspired him very much is Gyorgy Kepes. Gyorgy Kepes was a Hungarian-born painter, graphic designer, photographer and educator who taught Saul Bass.

Why did Saul Bass take a break from his career?

Saul Bass took a break from his career after he was offered a job by filmmaker Otto Preminger to design a poster for Carmen Jones. Moreover, he became a father in the 1960s and had to take a break from his career.

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