Friday, August 8, 2014

SAUL BELLOW'S REJECTED POSTER DESIGNS FOR THE SHINING

The Design Buddy Blog has an excellent overview of all the various poster designs for The Shining that legendary design guru Saul Bass came up with for Stanley Kubrick back in the day - along with some hand-written marginalia by Kubrick, himself, that gives us a glimpse into how the man worked with his collaborators. The designs, though obviously very early stage, are still pretty striking, and you can pretty easily imagine how the final product would have turned out, based on the final, extremely beautiful yellow-on-black design that Kubrick eventually decided to go with. It's also cool to see Bass's cute, punny, and somewhat fishy combination signature/caricature.


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