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Profile of Graphic Designer Saul Bass: Google honors him

Saul Bass (May 8, 1920 – April 25, 1996) was an American graphic designer and Oscar winning filmmaker, best known for his design of motion picture title sequences, film posters, and corporate logos.

15 years after his death Bass’ work is still very much alive, yet few people who claim to be inspired by him have seen much of his work. Here’s your chance to see a fraction of the work Bass has done during his long and prolific career: Saul Bass’ title sequences.

 

“For the average audience, the credits tell them there’s only

three minutes left to eat popcorn. I take this ‘dead’ period and try to do more than simply get rid of names that filmgoers aren’t interested in.

I aim to set up the audience for what’s coming;

make them expectant.”

— SAUL BASS

 

 

Saul Bass’ golden words: “My initial thoughts about what a title can do was to set mood and the prime underlying core of the film’s story, to express the story in some metaphorical way. I saw the title as a way of conditioning the audience, so that when the film actually began, viewers would already have an emotional resonance with it.”

 

Saul Bass’ powerful title sequence for “The Man With the Golden Arm” changed the way directors and designers would treat the opening titles.

 

Saul Bass was a graphic designer best known for his work on motion picture title animations. He worked with the greats After attending classes at Manhattan’s Art Students League, he immediately enrolled at Brooklyn College where he studied with Georgy Keeps.

 

During his 40-year career Bass worked for some of Hollywood’s most prominent filmmakers, including Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. like Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho), Otto Preminger (The Man with the Golden Arm) and Stanley Kubrick (2001: A Space Odyssey and A Clockwork Orange) among others. You have probably seen much of his design and film work and never thought about where it might have come from.

 

That first experience gave Saul the idea that a film could take mood and setting within the first few moments of hitting the screen. Preminger invited Bass to work the opening sequence for “The Man With The Golden Arm” which became the defining moment in Bass’s career. Later, he worked with Hitchcock on “North by Northwest”, “Psycho” and “Vertigo

 

He most famously designed the logo for AT&T that has now been used for decades, as well as the Continental Airlines “jetstream” logo in 1968, which became the most recognized logo of the 1970′s.

Sadly, Mr. Bass passed away in 1996 at the age of 75.

Saul’s work and legacy range greatly, the only thing that is certain is his dedication to quality, and creative control that is present in all of his art. He will be remembered for a long time for his logo design, and forever in our culture through the many films that he added his character to

LOGO                                                                                                                                             POSTERS

Movie-Posters

Saul Bass designed emblematic movie posters that transformed the visuals of film advertising. Before Bass’s seminal poster for The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), movie posters were dominated by depictions of key scenes or characters from the film, often both juxtaposed with each other. Bass’s posters, however, typically developed simplified, symbolic designs that visually communicated key essential elements of the film.

 

For example, his poster for a Man with a Golden Arm, with a jagged arm and off-kilter typography, starkly communicates the protagonist's struggle with heroin addiction. Bass's iconic Vertigo (1958) poster, with its stylized figures sucked down into the nucleus of a spiral vortex, captures the anxiety and disorientation central to the film. His poster for Anatomy of a Murder (1959), featuring the silhouette of a corpse jarringly dissected into seven pieces, makes both a pun on the film’s title and captures the moral ambiguities within which this court room drama is immersed.

 

He created some of his best known posters for films directed by Otto Preminger, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, and Stanley Kubrick among others. His last commissioned film poster was created for Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List (1993), but it was never distributed. His poster work spanned five decades and inspired numerous other poster and graphic designers. Bass's film posters are characterized by a distinctive typography and minimalistic style.

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ISI Jihadi Naxal Nexus

Naxalism is Terrorism indeed, don’t allow terror to win. ISI uses naxals. Who demanded separate Muslim State in UP? Who banned ‘Slogan of Bharat Mata’ in Poonch & allow painting of nude Bharat Mata?

 

Handicapped Tunda is red alerted most wanted terrorist from pakistan.

 

52-year-old from New Delhi, with a flowing henna-dyed beard Abdul Karim Tunda has been arrested in Mombassa, Kenya — and will now stand trial for his role in so many bombings that had killed hundreds of lives. Born to a lower middle class family in Delhi, Karim is believed to have moved to Pilkhuwa, near the town of Ghaziabad, in his teens. He then shifted base to Mumbai, where he set up a dyeing textiles business.

 

Pseudo-secularists evoke the sentiments of Muslims to high light the demolition of Babri Structure. They even continue the hate program playing vote bank politics to add unfortunate Gujarat riots in every talk and walk of life to divide Hindu and Muslim. What did Congress, Lefts and Mulayam yadav in the past every one knows? Still Mulayam gives certificate of patriotism to banned SIMI. Now Congress led Govt. is instructing to every province for banning SIMI. But in the past Sonia Gandhi, Ambika Soni, Shri Pakash Jaoswal opposed the NDA Govt. for this.

 

According to the investigations, Ghauri — who had a Naxal past — was present at a meeting organized in Bhiwandi soon after communal violence had ripped it apart in 1985. Ten years later, Ghauri, a young man from a Hyderabadi Muslim family, and his close associate Karim ‘Tunda’ (handicapped), set up a proper terror network for the Lashkar.

 

Just after December 6, 1992 Ghauri, Tunda and Ansari established a dangerous terror group to attempt terrorism with the help of ISI, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Pakistani nationals. India's perhaps first Lashkar cell executed 43 small bombings in Mumbai and Hyderabad and seven separate explosions on inter-city trains. Ansari was arrested 13 days before he was to set off a second series of bombings, this time on Republic Day in 1994.

 

Ghauri, Tunda and Pakistani Lashkar operative were able to draw on cadre from the now-banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and other such organizations with ease.

 

Abdul Rahman, an activist of the Dulkan organisation of ethnic Uighurs in China's Xinjiang region who was arrested by the Kolkata Police in January 2000, was sheltered in the city by two SIMI members, Aziz-ul-Haq and Nazrul Islam. He escaped from prison and fled and was recruited by the LeT, and brought to Calcutta en route to Dhaka for an explosives course under Tunda.

 

In what is being described by intelligence agencies as disturbing, the Pakistan-backed Lashkar-e-Tayyabba (LeT) has established a close rapport with the Naxalites operating in the backward Hyderabad-Karnataka region of the State.

 

Key accused Aamir was allegedly an activist of now-banned SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India) in 2001. He even headed a ‘Ikhwan conference’ on November 5, 6, and 7, 1999, where he disseminated hate propaganda and gave a speech on Islamic nationhood, titled “Islam is our country and not India.”

According to Aurangabad police officials, over 5,000 Muslim students from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Rajasthan, gathered at Maulana Azad High School
during these three days.

Even recorded speeches of higher-ups in the Palestine
terrorist organization Hamas were played to mislead students to take up violence.”

Notorious Lashkar-e-Toiba’s commander Azam Ghauri, who was shot dead in an encounter in 2000 by the Karimnagar police, was also present in that conference.

 

Tunda has two wives and two sons. The younger one, Shahid, helps him in the perfume business, while the elder son is a LeT activist.

He was also instrumental in brainwashing Jalees Ansari, a doctor with the Birhan Mumbai Municipal Corporation, who triggered over 40 blasts in Mumbai and Hyderabad during 1992 and 1993. When Jalees was arrested in January 1994, Tunda fled to Bangladesh and set up his hideout at Jatra Bari in Dhaka.

 

In comparison to the indiscriminate violence perpetrated by Islamic terrorists, the Maoist menace (also infamous as Left-wing Extremist or Naxals) has been plaguing India for quite some time, posing as the other biggest internal security challenge. Shivraj Patil said that Terrorists are our brothers. Lok Sabha Speaker said that naxalites are not criminals. Congress and Communists both want votes so they support infiltrations. On the instruction of Sonia Gandhi Congress supported naxalites in Andhra with the help of YRS and captured the power there.

 

Congress took support of Muslim League in Keral and Insurgent separatist groups of S.E. Provinces. The same policy was adopted by Left parties. Congress and left both promised to release terrorist Madani from Coimbatore prison. Govt. instructed states themselves to fight naxals separately. It don’t want to make policy for joint efforts of the states which are in the grip of Naxalites because these states Chhattisgarh, Orissa, jharkhand and karnatak are BJP ruled.

 

However, the question remains, why the tribal who are part of the government sponsored anti-Naxal campaign started by Congress opposition leader Mahendra karma (Salwa Judum) were left unarmed against their powerful attackers in that fateful night? How they can defend themselves with bow-arrows and Lathis when the naxalites have Pakistani rifles and Chinese grenades. These facts have been already given to Centre Govt. and the same confirmed by I.B. chief Narsimhan. Why Lonely MP of Chhattishgarh Ajit Jogi, left parties and UPA govt. interested to impose President Rule in the Chattisgarh to oppose historical ‘Salva Judum’?

 

NDA Govt. established village defense committees in J & K and provided them arms. Many soldiers left army service to defend their villages from terrorists. But UPA Govt. is doing nothing to encourage them. On July 4, 06 Two Muslim youth had held for supplying 14 pistols to Naxalites.

 

This is the old history of Congress to encourage terrorists, insurgents, separatists and violent armed groups and individuals for taking help in the election and later went against them. Because of this country pained to see the assassination of Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. Indira Gandhi in the starting encouraged Bhinderwala and later ordered army to enter Golden Temple. Rajiv Gandhi in the starting supported LITTE and latter foolishly Indian troops were sent to Sri Lanka in 1987.

 

We cannot pursue our electoral calculations at the expense of the abiding national interests. Since the Congress and the Left have competed with each other for a few parliamentary seats in the border districts, they have abetted unhealthy forces and trends. Now both owe it to themselves and to the country to move away from potential security hazards.

 

Each one of demand-makers such as pseudo-secularists, supporters of domestic or foreign jihadis, makes his or her own calculation about the Center’s capacity or incapacity to deal effectively and efficaciously with difficult customers. Those who assess the Centre to be weak or incapacitated move in with artillery. So we have last chance to take tough decisions. Owing to perceived threats from Jihadis and Naxalites, Mr Bush’s security has decided to take him to the various destinations in the city by air. Five year planning of Naxal-jehadi combination is to grip more than half of the country in their influence. What is the policy of Indian Govt.?

 

After the defeat in Bangladesh liberation War Pakistan made policy to fight in the land of India. Now Pakistan adopted brain washing process through terrorists supporters, Naxalites and votes greedy politicians in India in the name of to save Islam, demolition of Babri structure and Gujrat. It wants to create Civil War like situation in India.

 

Who will punish terrorists, Islamic fundamentalists & naxalites? Please don’t allow Arjun Singh Mulayam Singh pseudo-secularists, followers of jinnah to divide people in the name of religion and caste. The persons who don’t want to adopt berth control then take responsibility to fulfill the wishes of their children. Nation should not suffer for this nonsense. The demand of separate Muslim Province in UP should be thrown in the sea. To see our tolerance Anti-Indians dares to paint nude Bharat Mata and to ban in Poonch Dist of Jammu to raise slogan of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jay’ in the way of ’Budha Amarnath’ to please terrorists. Please don’t encourage Anti-Indian traitors. We are such Indians who drove British. feel coward ness or helplessness.

 

By Premendra Agrawal

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