Whilst not the sort of thing I’d usually feature on the site, as a huge fan of the work of legendary designer Saul Bass, I thought I’d post this striking image of the new one sheet for Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming feature Django Unchained, clearly inspired by the artist’s work.
Bass was responsible for some of the most brilliantly simple and design-driven film poster art, perhaps most famous for his work with Alfred Hitchcock and Otto Preminger. If you get a chance to pick up a copy of the brilliant Saul Bass : A Life in Film & Design, I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.
It seems there’s little information available as to the artist responsible for the Django Unchained poster itself, but I’ll be sure to update this post as and when I’ve more information.
With a cast featuring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson, Tarantino’s take on the Italian Western is currently set for release in January 2013.