One of dozens and dozens of concepts rendered by designer Saul Bass on the path to creating the iconic poster image for The Shining. Kubrick clearly favored this pointillist approach, which ended up being used in final design.
Hand-written notes are by Stanley Kubrick, and read: “Maze and figures place too much emphasis on maze. I don’t think we should use the maze in ads.”
Many of Saul Bass’s concept sketches can be viewed at the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition which is currently touring the world.