Saturday 31 March 2012

First Italian OHMSS Edition

Cover artwork for "Servizio Segreto" (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), first Italian edition by Garzanti 1963, hardcover.

New John Gardner Book Covers 2

Cover designs for the second batch  of the John Gardner James Bond novels - due this year from Orion. Design by Dan Mogford.I'm quite looking forward to have a complete set of Gardner books with a consistent  design.  Check out for more info.

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Michael Gillette Artwork in MI6 Magazine

Check out the latest edition of  MI6 magazine: It features an article about the conceptual work by Michael Gillette for the James Bond book cover art. The magazine is available here.

Original McLusky Comic Artwork

Original artwork by John McLusky for the comic adaptation of "Diamonds Are Forever" in the UK newspaper Daily Express, January 1960. The detail and craftsmanship of these drawings is wonderful and sadly lost in print. Big thanks to Graham, John McLusky's son, for selling these originals.

Sunday 25 March 2012

Promotional FRWL Edition

Promotional edition of "From Russia With Love" published by Penguin in association with Smirnoff Vodka. Found on Bazeer's website that has an impressive Bond book catalogue.

Saturday 24 March 2012

The Spy Who Loved Me Concept Artwork

Concept art by Derek Meddings for "The Spy Who Loved Me", marker, pen and ink on tracing paper, 40x30 cm, auctioned at Christies in 2009

Thursday 22 March 2012

James Bond Magazine Art

Oil painting by artist Kent Williams.  Attributed to an issue of Playboy Magazine for a James Bond article - though I can't figure out which one. Artwork is for sale, check  it out here.

License To Kill Comic Artwork

Original Artwork of page 9 for the "Licence To Kill" comic adatation, art by Mike Grell with Chuck Austen, Tom Yeates and Stan Woch.It's for sale here

Tuesday 20 March 2012

From Russia With Love Jigsaw Puzzle

"From Russia With Love" cover artwork for the 1965 Arrow jigsaw puzzle.

Sunday 18 March 2012

Italian Dr No VHS Cover

Cover Artwork for the Italian VHS film edition of "Dr No", released in 1989, artist unknown.

Saturday 17 March 2012

Italian First Edition of Live And Let Die

"Vivi e lascia morire" (Live And Let Die), Ian fleming, first Italian hardcover edition by Garzanti 1956.

Goldfinger Production Artwork

1964 production drawings for Goldfinger, black ink, ~22 x 32 cm

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Thunderball Illustrations from Esquire

Illustrations for the June 1965 article about "Thunderball" in Esquire magazine. Artwork by Wright and Spencer

You Only Live Twice Storyboard Art

Storyboard sequence for the Little Nellie air fight in "You Only Live Twice", artist unknown.

Monday 12 March 2012

Original MWGG Artwork

Morten made me aware of an interesting fact about the artwork by McGinnis for "The Man With The Golden Gun" that he found on Dr. Shatterhand's Botanical Garden: The Kung Fu fighters in the poster were added by artist Basil Gogos as a hindsight. An attempt of re-creation below. Check out the full story on Dr. Shatterhand's Botanical Garden website.

From Russia With Love Laserdisc Artwork

Cover artwork for the RCA CED laserdisc edition of "From Russia With Love". Thanks to Carl for sharing the scan!

Sunday 11 March 2012

FRWL Storyboard

Storyboard for "From Russia With Love" by Syd Cain.

AVTAK Concept Art

"A View To A Kill" concept art by Eric Pulford. Sold at Christie's in 1998.

James Bond Film Viewer

James Bond 007 Film Viewer. The grey image is taken from the Thunderball US pressbook, the image fragment on the right from a Christie's auction catalogue. Does not look like the same cover artwork. Has anyone ever seen the original?

Saturday 10 March 2012

From Russia With Love Artwork

The European advertising campaign for "From Russia With Love" established the iconic Bond pose in 1963. The Italian artist Renato Fratini created a blueprint which was adapted in many countries. I don't quite understand why the art was re-painted so many time but I like the subtle variations that this produced.

Wednesday 7 March 2012

@ Søren

Odd post this time: I was contacted by an old collector friend (I think) but his email bounces, so I'm trying this instead. @ Søren: Can't reply to your email, can you contact me again, please?

Saturday 3 March 2012

FRWL UK Advance Poster

British advance poster for "From Russia With Love", artwork by Renato Fratini, design my Eric Pulford , release poster as comparison below.

You Only Live Twice Storyboard Art

"You Only Live Twice" storyboard sequence from Esquire Magazine.


I found a French re-issue poster for "On Ne Vit Que Deux Fois" (You Only Live Twice, middle) on the net. It uses the "Viva James Bond" artwork by Yves Thos (Original left) but the woman has a new haircut (right).