New from the Saul Bass Archive: Saul's Fabulous Film Festival posters
Dear Friends and Movie Lovers:
We're happy to announce the latest collection of posters available from The Saul Bass Archive: artwork that Saul created for film festivals. Inspired by this month's 56th New York Film Festival, we're featuring Saul's iconic design for the 2nd NYFF in 1964. A brilliantly conceived and beautifully executed piece of art, it gained widespread visibility when featured in the final season of the TV series "Mad Men", hanging in the McCann Erickson office of 'Peggy Olsen'. Its prominence in the finale - set in 1970 - is significant. This super-stylish and uncommonly intelligent series covered a full decade, starting at the dawn of the 60s, and over the course of 7 seasons we saw seismic shifts in all areas of life, from fashions and decor to politics and culture. So many radical changes, but at the end this 1964 design remained front and center, not having been replaced by something from the late 60s or 1970. It was, and is, timeless - an instant, ever-lasting classic.
We've also got two stunning and rarely-seen posters for the 7th and 8th editions of San Francisco Film Festival. These are from the same era (1963-1964) as the NYFF poster, and featuring variations on the film strip motif, but with distinctly different approaches and equally successful results. We will be offering only one of each at this time, so if you have been waiting for these, here's your chance.