Sunday, October 25, 2009

On My Bookshelf: Henri's Walk to Paris

Many years ago my grandfather gave me this book, which I loved as a child but have a new found appreciation for now that I am a designer. The color palette and simple shapes are so fantastic, as well as the fact that the book was designed by the legendary Saul Bass.

Henri's Walk to Paris by Leonore Klein, designed by Saul Bass. Published by Young Scott Books, 1962.

Here is my grandfather, a Creative Director for many years. Doesn't he look distinguished? I wish he was still around to talk design with me.


  1. The pic of your granddad is SO cool. The book art reminds me a bit of Charley Harper.

  2. I have been amiss at visiting. Your posts are always fabulous..this one is fantastic. Wow, Saul Bass..and to see your grandad...that is so cool...I'm sure that he'd be so proud of you for keeping on this art path of design. : )

  3. love this book, what a great treasure with a lovely story for your bookshelf