Saturday, 30 March 2013

The Spy Who Loved Me Artwork

Various stages of the "The Spy Who Loved Me" artwork by Bob Peak. Barbara Bach's pose was modeled upon a photo from a fashion magazine. Pictures taken from " Bond, ...James Bond - Filmplakate  und Fotografien aus 50 Jahren" (Available here) and "The James Bond Archives" (Available here).

Thunderball Artwork Sources

While catalogueing my photos I've noticed several ones that look like Robert McGinnis used them for his "Thunderball" artwork. Connery's head comes from the publicity photo-shoot for "From Russia With Love", the legs from a photo with Connery reading, Claudine Auger appears to be a composite of several publicity shots. Same goes for Martine Beswicke and Molly Peters.

Friday, 29 March 2013

From Russia With Love 24 Sheet Poster

Recreation of the 24 sheet poster from "From Russia With Love". The poster is advertised in the US pressbook (see below) but I've never seen an original. This is a digital re-creation. Does anyone know if an original exists?

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Mexican Goldfinger Lobby Cards

Design of the Mexican lobby cards for "Goldfinger", set of 8.

German Poster Art For Your Eyes Only

The German poster for "In Toedlicher Mission" (For Your Eyes Only) uses the original background by Brian Bysouth but the face of Roger Moore was re-painted. Does anybody know why this was done?

Friday, 15 March 2013

Philadelphia Chewing Gum Card Artwork

Promotional artwork for the 1965 "James Bond Secret Agent 007" Chewing Gum trading cards by the Philadelphia Chewing Gum Corporation. Gum wrapper (above),promotional material (middle) and back of cards (Below). Thanks to Marc from the Belgium Bond Club who has an excellent overview of Bond trading cards here.

From Russia With Love: Poster Artwork Source

Illustrator of the sixties frequently used stills taken during the production as refernce for their artwork. Here is the photo refernce for the poster artwork for "From Russia With Love" as used in the US, Australia and Argentina. Note: I've found the contact sheet on eBay but by the time I realised what it was the auction had ended. Credits and thanks who whoever sold and bought it!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

German Moonraker Newspaper Ad

German newspaper ad for "Moonraker". These ads come from the German style pressbooks called "Werberatschlag".

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Dr No Artwork by Mitchell Hooks

Action scene artwork for "Dr No" by Mitchell Hooks. It appears that Hooks did a pencil version first (top) that was then reduced to line art (bottom). The US posters used the line art version while the UK quad poster used the pencil version.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Skyfall Tribute Artwork

 "Skyfall" art tribute by Chris Madden using the "Viva James Bond" style by Yves Thos. Check out Chris' work here.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Brian Bysouth Interview

Check out the interview with Brian Bysouth on Film On Paper where he talks about his career including his work for "For Your Eyes Only" and "The Living Daylights". The interview is illustrated with early sketches of his designs.

Thanks to James for this tip!
Poster and lobby card designs for the 1965/66 combo release of "Dr No" and "From Russia With Love"
Update: Just received a variation of the yellow quad poster, thanks Simon!