Hooked on Bass
Before we move on from yesterday's subject about graphic inspirations and The Smithereens, let's check out the cover of another of their albums:
Yes, that's the work of innovative graphic designer, Saul Bass. Even if you don't know the name, you've probably seen some of his work -- stark and iconic, with a child-like sophistication (to use an oxymoronic phrase):
And, just for the heck of it, here's a recent parody of the Saul Bass style that's just too clever to pass up including here. No disrespect intended to the late Mr. Bass.
Elsewhere: Marketing guru Seth Godin describes the fallacy of "One Fell Swoop" thinking here.