Check Out Some Vintage Saul Bass Rejected Poster Sketches from The Shining
Now this is pretty damned cool. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is currently hosting The Stanley Kubrick Exhibit, and one lucky visitor to the event came back with a series of images detailing rejected art designs for The Shining complete with handwritten rejection notes by Kubrick.
As per the user who provided these images, The Fox is Black - “One of the coolest parts, especially for a designer like myself, was these sketches by Saul Bass for the film poster of The Shining. Previously I had no idea that Saul Bass had created the original poster so this was a really cool surprise. I’ve read online that Kubrick made Bass go through at least 300 versions of the poster until finally ending on the extremely alien looking version we now know.”
Dig on the goods below.
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, Kubrick’s tale of a family man and would-be writer (Nicholson) going mad as winter caretaker of the cursed Overlook Hotel is a seminal work of the genre. Kubrick’s film has been described as a masterpiece of modern horror and is widely considered to be one of the most terrifying movies ever made. However, at the time of release both Kubrick and lead actress Shelley Duvall were nominated for Razzie Awards for the film.
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