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The Title Sequences and Posters Referenced in Google's Saul Bass Google Doodle Tribute

From Psycho to Around the World in 80 Days

Today's Google Doodle celebrates what would have been the 93rd birthday of famed graphic designer Saul Bass and the 81-second video, which you can watch in full directly above, pays tribute to Bass's legacy of film title sequence and poster work all set to the tune of "Unsquare Dance" by Dave Brubeck.

Below I have included the films referenced in the video and they include Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, Vertigo and North by Northwest and another two films from Otto Preminger in The Man With the Golden Arm and Anatomy of a Murder. Also included is a tribute to the poster art for Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus as well as tributes to West Side Story and Around the World in 80 Days.

The work done here was completed by Matt Cruickshank, an artist who worked on the upcoming Golden Book for Pixar's Monsters University and it was created entirely in Adobe's Illustrator and After Effects programs.


The Man With the Golden Arm



West Side Story



North by Northwest

Anatomy of a Murder

Around the World in 80 Days

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  • William Pichkan

    The one I remember the most was for "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World", although that's only because I watched that the most growing up.

  • RagingTaxiDriver

    Watched it and remembered all of the except North by Northwest for some reason.

  • Hudsucker

    This is so cool!