Friday 28 November 2014

German Paperback Art

Cover artwork for the German paperback "007 James Bond und der stumme Zeuge" (Loosely translated "James Bond and the silent witness") published by Super Krimi in 1978. It includes the short stories Octopussy (Der Stumme Zeuge), For Your Eyes Only (Für Sie Persönlich), Risico (Riskante Geschäfte) and The Property of a Lady (Globus - Meistbietend zu Versteigern). Kind of an odd mix of Ian Fleming's short stories. The same artwork was used in the 1975 comic version of Moonraker in Denmark. 

Does anyone know who the artists is? 
Thanks to Dan for sharing this!

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Bond Originals

My fellow art collector Thomas is looking for James Bond artwork such as painted originals of posters, book covers and other illustrations from the world of Bond. Premium prices paid ! If you have something for sale, please contact: Thomas Nixdorf.

Friday 21 November 2014

Shoot To Kill

First UK hardback edition of the Young Bond novel "Shoot to Kill" by Steve Cole, published by Doubleday, 2014. Promotional illustrations below by Kev Walker.

Japanese LP Cover Art

Cover artwork for the Japnese LP "For Your Eyes Only" by  All About LP Vinyl 20AP-2092. Thanks to Anagnostis for finding this!

Friday 14 November 2014

Macmillan Reader Illustrations

Illustrations from the Macmillan Reader version of "Casino Royale" which consisted of an abbreviated version of Fleming's novel and 2 audio CDs. Thanks to Dan for sharing these!

Wednesday 12 November 2014

The Living Daylights Advance Artwork

Advance poster artwork for "The Living Daylights" used in several countries. Note the different dress transparencies...
This artwork marks the transition from painted artwork to photo based movie advertising quite nicely.

Does anyone know the artist of this artwork?

Sunday 9 November 2014

You Only Live Twice Video Cover Artwork

Artwork for the MGM VHS and laser videodisc release of "You Only Live Twice". Illustration by Michael Elins.

Saturday 8 November 2014

OHMSS Artwork from Italy

"On Her Majesty's Secret Service": Comparison of the original artwork by Yves Thos (right) and the repainted version attributed to Otello Mauro - Maro - Innocenti (left) for the Italian advance poster campaign. I always thought that the poster used the original figure by Thos with just the ski mask added but the whole figure is repainted. Check the glass for example.