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Bass Notes: The film posters of Saul Bass

Kemistry Gallery opens it’s doors on Thursday 17th February to Bass Notes: The film posters of Saul Bass.

The exhibition brings together a collection of his film posters, film titles and film festival posters from the Lloyd Northover donation to the British Film Institute . Kindly, the BFI’s Poster Archive loaned the exhibits to make this show possible. And we thank them for it.

The king of the film poster, no graphic designer has made a greater impact on the world of film than Saul Bass. His simple yet dominant and compelling style has influenced many. Breaking conventions, Bass virtually invented titles as we now know them with a career spanning over forty years.

Richard Graham, founder and curator of Kemistry, says that “although his work is well known and has stood the test of time, there is always a new generation who may not be so familiar with his work and we feel it’s our duty to show them outstanding graphic work from a pre-digital age”.

Alicja McCarthy



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