Famous graphic designer Saul Bass is probably most known for his identity (logo) design work in the 20th century (At&t logo, Girl Scouts logo). His credits also include famous movie poster designs like the one shown below for the Stanley Kubrick film “The Shining”.
This poster design wasn’t a “design and done” deal however. Many of Bass’ concepts were rejected by Kubrick before settling on the final design. Below are some of the initial sketches Saul presented to the film maker. The back and forth commentary between the two creatives is quite insightful.
And below is a typed and hand written letter by Saul Bass to Kubrick, explaining his design concepts.
This creation process only goes to show how in depth a design project can get. Many people only take into consideration the final product when understanding price. Multiple concepts and multiple revisions are typical with a graphic design project.
Thanks to Bobby Solomon for producing this material. He took the above photos while visiting a traveling art exhibit for Stanley Kubrick. You can read his art and design blog here. As always, comments are more than welcome in the form below.