Thursday 31 October 2013

European Goldfinger Posters

For the slightly obsessive poster collector (like me): European poster overview of original and reissue posters for James Bond 007 - "Goldfinger". Italy wins in terms of different posters and reprints - as usual.

Sunday 27 October 2013

US Goldfinger Posters

Overview of the US "Goldfinger" posters that I'm aware of including the variations of the 1 sheet posters, reissue versions and the rare 40x60 inch posters.

Saturday 26 October 2013

Searching for the Dr No Source Image

I'm searching for the the image that started it all: The photo of Sean Connery used first in the Dr No posters and was later reused in the campaign for Goldfinger. I came across the photo framed in red on the right and it looks like it could be one of them. 

Does anyone have the full or more pictures of this? Thanks!

Tuesday 22 October 2013

German Poster Concept

German poster concept for "Liebesgruesse aus Moskau" (From Russia With Love), artist unknown. This image is from Siegfried Tesche's book "James Bond Top Secrets - Die Welt Des 007".

Friday 18 October 2013

MWGG Poster Concept

Concept and final poster for "The Man With The Golden Gun" by Robert McGinnis. It appears that the concept is a reviewed version with notes and sketched alterations by the art director such as the notes for the looping car and the revised size of Nick Nack. If you look closely you can see the smaller version was covered by a larger photocopy. Thanks To Thomas and Robert for sharing!

Saturday 12 October 2013

Dr No Tribute Artwork

Artwork for an imaginary "Dr No" poster in the style of the early '60, gouache on artboard, 80x60 cm.
The project started with different sketches and colour compositions. Initally I wanted to paint Connery in a black tuxedo but a white one is suited better for the Jamaican theme.
Different stages of the painting. I've started with the faces as they are the most difficult parts to paint. Below how this might have been used.

Friday 11 October 2013

MI6 Confidential

The latest issue of MI6 Confidential magazine is dedicated to "From Russia With Love" - check it out here.

Nice Surprise

I've got a nice surprise in the post this week: Limited edition "From Russia With Love" anniversary cards, artwork by Graham Kennedy for The 007 Collector. Thank you Michael.

Sunday 6 October 2013

Chinese Bond Comics

Box set of 7 James Bond 007 comic books released in Chinese language in 1988, artist unknown.