Two men and a dream
Nearly done with book day…. I have two heroes of design, notably both American. I do not subscribe to contemporary design magazines, or buy contemporary design biographies because I feel I have still too much to learn about the past before I admire the present. If I could advise any designer to whom to look to, I would say Robert Brownjohn and Saul Bass. Brownjohn’s visual biography, ‘Sex and Typography’ is always by my side at home and at work. He did what I aspire to do: Outstanding Still and Motion design. Now, finally, a definitive book on another American genius, Saul Bass, has arrived. Between these two men, they have completed every project I have ever aspired to be part of: James Bond opening sequences, Identities for Aircraft Livery and titles to the most famous films ever made. “Saul Bass, A Life in Film & Design” has finally been published. If you only buy one more book on design to accompany Brownjohn’s, buy this one. You will never need another for inspiration. Turn off the computer, and dive into this. This is why I do what I do.