There are a lot of reasons to love Saul Bass. His work in graphic design and movie title design is legendary and influential. Homages to his work can still be found in everything from the end credits of The Incredibles to the opening titles of Mad Men. Last year the book Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design was released to celebrate his work. Another book was just reissued this month, and it’s just as notable since it’s been out of print for decades.
Originally released in 1962, Henri’s Walk to Paris was the only children’s book that Bass illustrated and designed. The text was written by Leonore Klein, a former librarian. The story centers on a boy named Henri in rural France who dreams of one day visiting the bustle of Paris. It’s great that the book is back in stores again, and I imagine this is already a big hit with design junkies and the children of design junkies.
In the gallery are some sample pics of the book from Brain Pickings.[Via Brain Pickings]