Sunday 20 June 2010

James Bond in Saga Magazine

Cover of Saga Magazine from July 1964 featuring a story about "Goldfinger".

Art by Barye Phillips

Thanks to Johny from "Una Plaga De Espias" for sharing this!

Saturday 19 June 2010

Tribute Art

Very innovative approach to minimalistic James Bond posters by Will Binder, check out his pages here

Wednesday 16 June 2010

Italian Bond Comic

Italian comic paperback "Missione Royal" by Giallo 1965

Books About Bond

  • "James Bond - Biografia No Autorizada" by Joquin Rodriguez Burgos, Paginas De Espuma 2004
  • "Secret Agents - Popular Icons Beyond James Bond", edited by Jeremy Packer, Peter Lang Publishing 2009
  • "Licence To Thrill" by James Chapman, I.B. Taurus Publishers 1999
  • "Das Grosse James Bond Buch" by Siegfried Tesche, Henschel Verlag 1995

Monday 14 June 2010

Licence To Kill Concept Artwork

Concept artworks by Robert "Bob" Peak for the "Licence To Kill" (Working Title "Licence Revoked") marketing campaign. Unfortunatly none of them were used.
Thanks to Anagnostis & Sanguin Fine Art for the source of the blue artwork and to Thomas, author of "Licence To Thrill" and The Hollywood Edition for the others.

Sunday 13 June 2010

Villains RPG

Box Artwork for the James Bond 007 Role Playing Game "Villains" by Victory Games, 1986

Saturday 12 June 2010

Viva James Bond

"Viva James Bond" Film Festival artwork by Yves Thos (?). In 1972 United Artists released all seven Bond films in a world-wide festival using the artwork in different variations per country.
Not sure if the Viva artwork was done by Thos but the style looks certainly similar. Can anyone confirm?

Sunday 6 June 2010

1959 Thunderball Pre-Production Artwork

1959 Thunderball pre-production sketches by Stephen Grimes, presented on canvas by Sylvan Whittingham Mason, daughter of Screenwriter Jack Whittingham. She kindly shared the history of these artworks with me:
They were commissioned by Xanadau Productions (The production company formed by McClory & Bryce) in 1959. The sketches were exhibited at the Venice Film Festival in the pre production stage of what eventually became Thunderball to raise capital for this very first Bond movie project.
Unfortunately the original sketches were lost. But in 2005 Sylvan discovered photos of the sketches while reviewing papers inherited from her father from the Thunderball court case in the preparation of the Robert Sellers Book about the court case, "The Battle For Bond".

She is now sharing these sketche
s as art-prints on canvas on her website