Wednesday 28 December 2011

AVTAK Short Story Publication

"A View To A Kill" cover artwork for the Travelman edition, October 2001

Tuesday 27 December 2011

Danish Comic Book Cover

"Højt spil i Monte Carlo"( Casino Royale), first comic book edition cover from Denmark, 1965. Thanks to Tom for sharing this!

Monday 26 December 2011

Bond Themed Playboy Cover

Special edition of German Playboy magazine with a Bond / Craig themed cover. Artwork by Alfons Kiefer. Thanks to Joerg for finding this.

Corgi Display Sign

1967 Corgi James Bond shop display to promote the Aston Martin DB5 and the Toyota toy cars.

Sunday 18 December 2011

Thunderball Paperback from Israel

"Thunderball" paperback cover from Israel, approx. 1964.

Saturday 17 December 2011


Finally moved house and got internet back. Now I've got to hang the pictures and all the other things you got to do. Normal posts will resume shortly.

Monday 21 November 2011

Moving House

Short break for updates on Illustrated 007 - I'm moving house and packing the collection leaves little time for work on the blog. Back mid December.

Saturday 12 November 2011

New Young Bond Cover Art

New cover art for the Young Bond novels by Charlie Higson due be released in the UK in April 2012 by Puffin. Thanks to John for sharing this on his excellent blog "The Book Bond".

Original Colonel Sun Artwork

Original "Colonel Sun" paperback cover artwork by Andy Walker and how it's used in the Coronet paperback edition. Thanks to Thomas for sharing this, more of his original art here.

Monday 7 November 2011

Casino Royale Poster Tribute

Casino Royale poster art tribute by Jeff Chapman. I like the "From Russia With Love" feel that this artwork has. Head over to Jeff's page here.

Thunderball Artwork Tribute

My own, hand-painted Thunderball 3 sheet. Finished the "Look Up" artwork last night. Painting the stone floor on the left was a bit of a challenge as McCarthy actually painted individual stones in detail.

Progress stages below: I've started with the background colours and stone wall (left), added the exhaust smoke and stone floor (middle) and then figures and jet-pack flames.

Various Paperback Covers

Paperback covers for James Bond 007 paperbacks found on the net. Can't quite place them all, some are from Brazil, some from Scandinavia.

Saturday 29 October 2011

YOLT Tribute Art

Beautiful "You Only Live Twice" tribute artwork artwork by Pat. Head over to his blog for more and also original James Bond artwork.

Friday 21 October 2011

Norwegian Book Covers

Cover art for Norwegian paperback editions of the James Bond novels. Thanks to Morten for sharing these!

License Renewed

Detailed cover artwork for the re-release of the John Gardner novels "License Renewed", "For Special Services" and "Icebreaker" plus the cover artwork for the Italian paperback version of "No One Lives Forever".

Thanks to Simon from for sharing these!

Sunday 16 October 2011

From Russia With Love - Original Art

Original art for "From Russia With Love" by Averardo Ciriello, 45 x 63 cm. Used for the Italian posters. From the collection of Thomas Nixdorf. Check out his Facebook page for a detailed view.

And now for something completely different...

"The Spy Who Loved Me" hand painted art on sack cloth for touring cinemas in Ghana, roughly 1980s, (left), Polish poster (middle), artwork from Italian record cover (right) for camparison.

This is the most unusual approach for 007 advertisding that I've seen so far. I thought that some Polish posters used an unusal approach but the flying fish is something else. The Ghana poster found here.

Saturday 8 October 2011

AVTAK Artwork by Goozee

Concept and final artwork for "A View To A Kill" by Dan Goozee. Thanks to Thomas for sharing this! Check out his Facebook page with rare original 007 art.

New John Gardner Book Covers

Re-issue of the John Gardner James Bond books. Cover artwork for the UK paperbacks top, US editions below. Thanks to Perry for the tip!

Sunday 2 October 2011

James Bond Lunchbox

James Bond 007 Lunchbox and thermos by Aladdin, 1966. Artwork by John Henry.

Saturday 1 October 2011

Criterion Cover Art Dr No

Artwork for the Criterion laserdisc edition of "Dr No", artist unknown.

Friday 30 September 2011

Thunderball Art Tribute

I've set myself the goal to reproduce all Thunderball artworks using the same materials, colours and (almost) the same formats. Just finished the Thunderball "Look Down" artwork based on Frank McCarthy's original. Sadly my digital camera does not capture the details too well, scan shows the face a bit better. Below a work-in-progress version without the air bubbles and the diver still as a sketch. Frank McCarthy's original for comparison below.

Sunday 18 September 2011

A View To A Kill Concept Artwork

Original concept artwork for "A View To A Kill" by Vic Fair, 1985; mixed media on paper, 79 x 71 cm. Auctioned at Christie's London on 15 June 2011. Thanks to Anita for finding this!

Sunday 11 September 2011

James Bond Action Figure Artwork

Box art for the James Bond Action Man figures by Hasbro, released between 1997 and 1999.

Record Cover

Cover artwork for "Big Bond Movie Themes", EMI /mfp 50227, Geoff Love & His Orchestra, 1975.Design on the left by Tom Chantrell. A second edition showed a similar cover with all the faces changed.

Monday 29 August 2011

For Your Eyes Only Concept Artwork

Concept artwork for "For Your Eyes Only", artist and size unknown. Found on the Vectis site.

Sunday 28 August 2011

A View To A Kill Artwork

Artwork by Dan Goozee for "A View To A Kill"

Saturday 27 August 2011

Aston Martin Artwork

Front and back box-cover artwork for James Bond 007 Aston Martin toy car by Gama.

Sunday 21 August 2011

007 Art by Adam Hughes

Bond girl sketches by Adam Hughes. From the private collection of Michel Oachs, check out his page here.

Monday 15 August 2011

Goldfinger Production Artwork

Concept artwork by Ken Adam for the laser table room in Goldfinger.

Record Cover

Record cover for "George Martin and His Orchestra – Beatles to Bond and Bach", St. Michael, 1978

Sunday 14 August 2011

Pierce Brosnan Artwork

Trying to re-create the 60ies poster look for a Brosnan Bond, gouache on board, 60x90 cm

Saturday 13 August 2011

From Russia With Love Storyboard

Storyboard for the boat chase sequence from "From Russia With Love"

Digital 007

3D version of Sean Connery in Bond pose for the game "From Russia With Love"