An archive of pressbooks designed by Saul Bass

N.p. N.p. 1955-1965. A dazzling collection of 10 original pressbooks designed by Saul Bass, documenting the majority of the famed title and ad designer's work with director Otto Preminger in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Several of the pressbooks typically defy the existing conventions of pressbook design, utilizing a wild variation of size and dimension, with several of the items literally molded to represent the films they represent: "Advise and Consent" is shaped like a briefcase, "In Harm's Way" is designed as a dossier with a string tie, "The Cardinal" as a parcel, and "Bunny Lake is Missing" as a newspaper. Other key Bass designed titles include "Anatomy of a Murder," "Bonjour Tristesse," and "The Man with the Golden Arm."

For most of the pressbooks in this collection, we have never seen another example. A fascinating example of the advertising work done by the premiere title and ad designer of the twentieth century.

Various sizes, ranging from Very Good to Near Fine condition.

Complete details available on request.


[Book #122002]

Price: $8,500.00