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Graphic design legend Saul Bass celebrated with Google Doodle honoring iconic title sequences

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Google Doodle Saul Bass Anatomy of a Murder
Google Doodle Saul Bass Anatomy of a Murder

Google has set a high bar for its Doodles in the past, but today the company has outdone itself. Fittingly, the subject is graphic design legend Saul Bass, the man behind iconic film title sequences and movie posters — not to mention some of the most well-known corporate logos of the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Today's front page of Google features a nearly minute-and-a-half video that nods to the work he did for films like Anatomy of a Murder, North by Northwest, West Side Story, Spartacus, and Vertigo. The imagery is so inextricably linked to these films that, even decades later, most should have no trouble identifying which movie goes with each title sequence. Today would have been Saul Bass' 93rd birthday.