Because...I wanna share about four artists who I really like and sites related to them that get me so excited that I don't know where to begin.
The films Alfred Hitchcock made between 1955 and 1965 are some of my favorites. Well, I guess they're some of everyone's favorites, or at least, the most popular, and coincidentally(?) the one's that Bernard Herrmann, Edith Head, and Saul Bass worked on too.
I came across the most amazing site last night - I cannot pull myself away from it. The "1000 Frames of Hitchcock" section of the Hitchcock wiki, reduces every Hitchcock film down to 1000 frames.
I love that you can get a better look at the color palettes. I swear his suit shifts from eggplant to brown throughout the movie.
Don't the above images makes you feel like a five year old in white knickers chasing after a puppy on a beautiful spring day with a bunch red balloons in one hand and a cotton candy in the other???
But the thing that just makes me wanna vomit with excitement? You can click on any frame and it'll generate the average html colors used in the frame and give you examples of other frames that are similar in theme composition or character.
My favorite Hitchock-Herrmann soundtrack is probably Vertigo, but my favorite Hitchcock-Bass titles are from Psycho.
I've found fonts inspired by Saul Bass' more stylized type:
But I want to know what some of the more simple ones are. A squatty Helvetica?
I love House Industries "Chalet London 1980" . It's closer to the one used in Seconds. Maybe it could be tinkered with a little to get it even closer. That damn squatty 'P' and 'Y' are so hard to match.
Ah, no time for Bernard Herrmann and Edith Head ramblings. I promised myself only an hour on the computer, and now I've done too much work researching expensive or unattainable fonts.
Some other time... For now you might have fun taking a look at this.
Or, if you didn't have a look already, that Saul Bass site linked above really is amazing. I LOVE him.