SEP: Saul Bass Oscar

Saturday Evening Poster

Saul Bass designed five Oscar posters. My favorite is this one, for the 66th annual ceremony in 1994, a year that saw me fully obsessed with movies at the age of thirteen (JURASSIC PARK theme plays…).

I don’t know if I clocked this poster at the time. But the Helvetica Bold caps set to ultra, ultra wide kerning, Nolan style, has found its way into my work as an elegant structural choice a number of times. Gorgeous!