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During my years in University, I became enthralled by symbols and semiotics. I feverishly digested the work of Dick Hebdige. I was and still am fascinated by the way we adopt symbols and the process that it takes to create inferences and agreed upon concepts based on an image. With just one look at Bass' designs your mind becomes flushed with meaning. His simple graphics embodies the constructed notions that we have about a word, movie, a company, or a brand.
I had mentioned in my previous posts that I have become a fan of Nick Tassone's work and have bought a couple pieces of his mixed media prints. Clearly, Bass' work has great influence on Tassone's:
Matt Needle's work also draws heavy influence from Bass:
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I was filled with smiles when I gazed upon the illustrations of the book "Henri's Walk to Paris", which was designed by Saul Bass, himself:
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But this one is my absolute favourite:
I'll have to ponder about what this image means to me and why I'm so attracted to it. Thanks Saul Bass, for making me think.