Tomorrow we will be releasing three brand new shirts in celebration of legendary graphic designer Saul Bass’ 93rd birthday.
Earlier this year while out in LA for meetings, I went by the LACMA for the AMAZING Stanley Kubrick exhibit (if you haven’t been yet, please… open up a new browser window and make arrangements to go. It’s something you really shouldn’t miss. Truly mind blowing.) While there, I saw some comps that Saul Bass had done for the original THE SHINING poster. These comps had notes hand written on them by Kubrick.
It was very fascinating seeing remnants of their process, as it is similar to what Rob, Mitch and I do here at Mondo pretty much every day. So seeing these two titans going back and forth and getting to see their creative process was great. It’s crazy to think that even someone as legendary as Saul Bass would get art directed… but, as this was obviously a time before computers, Saul and Kubrick would write back and forth through letters. Some of these letters were ALSO included in the exhibit. Take a look at the amazing signature that Saul Bass has…
And that’s where this idea was born. Tomorrow is Saul Bass’ 93rd birthday and we want to celebrate by putting out this officially licensed “BASS” shirt, featuring his signature and caricature fish. We have very limited quantities of these available and they will go on sale tomorrow, May 8th, at a random time at www.mondotees.com. Please follow us on Twitter for the on sale announcement.