The great American graphic artist and filmmaker Saul Bass was born on this very date in 1920, right here in New York (in the boogie-down Bronx, to be specific). To call his legacy extensive is a wild understatement, as Bass left his mark in the form of countless (and timeless) corporate logos, movie posters, and opening title sequences. He died in 1996. pays homage to Bass by mimicking several of his famous movie titles, and it's a must-see.
But one was missing, so here's Road & Track's tribute in the form of the Saul Bass intro to John Frankenheimer's Grand Prix.
And if you want a good read, I recommend surfing over to Amazon and splurging on , by Jennifer Bass and Pat Kirkham. You won't be disappointed.