Saul Bass Google doodle celebrates graphic designer’s birthday, iconic title sequences. (VIDEO)
Google Doodles Saul Bass
Brow Beat
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May 8 2013 11:49 AM

Google Doodles Saul Bass

Google celebrates Saul Bass' 93rd birthday


Here at Brow Beat, we appreciate a truly stunning movie title sequence—and as evidenced by the many well-crafted supercuts and video essays and histories on the subject, we’re not alone. Now, on his 93rd birthday, Google has paid tribute to legendary title designer Saul Bass, reminding us of his long-lasting contribution to film art.

The short video imagines the Google logo through the eyes of Bass, and it’s a treat to watch. As noted by YouTube commenter Gloria Pineda, the following film title sequences are referenced: Psycho, The Man with the Golden Arm, Spartacus, West Side Story, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Anatomy of a Murder, Ocean's 11, and Around the World in Eighty Days.

Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.