Pablo Ferro is a graphic designer and film titles designer from Antilla, Cuba.
Pablo taught himself animation using a book by Preston Blair, a former animator at Walt Disney Productions and the MGM animation department. He began freelancing in the mid-’50s in the New York animation industry for Academy Pictures and Elektra Studios. He met and befriended colleagues like former Disney animator William Tytla and Stan Lee, then-future editor of Marvel Comics. In 1961, he was one of the partners to form Ferro, Mogubgub, and Schwartz, but in 1964 he moved on to form his own company, Pablo Ferro Films. Since then, and for over 40 years, Pablo has been putting his stamp on the moving image through works such as the opening of Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove and the revolutionary split-screen montage of 1963’s The Thomas Crown Affair. He has also created the opening titles for Hal Ashby’s Being There (1979) and Gus Van Sant’s To Die For (1995).
Pablo still produces, directs, and designs, sometimes working with his son Allen Ferro. He has been recognized widely for his contributions to film and design, receiving the Chrysler Design Award, the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame Award, and the AIGA Medal. He is also the subject of a forthcoming documentary directed by Richard Goldgewicht.