Tuesday 19 December 2017

Happy Holidays!

Depending where you are: I wish all my readers Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas with a great start for 2018. Thank you for contributing and reading my blog! Peter

Sunday 17 December 2017

Japanese Model Kit Artwork

Cover artwork for the packaging of a 1960s model kit from Japan. 

Indian James Bond Comic Books

James Bond 007 comic books from India published by Diamond. Cover appears to be for "Moonraker".

Bond Book Covers from Iceland

Book covers for the James Bond novels by Ian Fleming from Iceland including "Goldfinger" and "Casino Royale".

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Book Covers from Thailand

Illustrations for multiple James Bond books  by Ian Fleming from Thailand from the 60s. Top illustration is from "Thunderball"

Sunday 19 November 2017

Averardo Ciriello Artwork for Dr No

Artwork by Averardo Ciriello for "Agente 007 - Licenza di uccidere" (Dr No). This artwork was used for the Italian 2 and 4 foglio poster. Below the photo references that he might have used.

Saturday 11 November 2017

VHS Cover Artwork from Spain

VHS cover artwork for "From Russia With Love" from Spain, 1987. Thanks to James Bond 007 Home Video for sharing these!

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Vintage Classic Edition Artwork

Artwork for the Vintage Classics hardcover edition of "Casino Royale" by Ian Fleming. Art by Hungarian designer Levente Szabo.

So far, 3 editions have been release: "Casino Royale", "Live and Let Die" and "Goldfinger", all with art by Levente Szabo. 

The front and end boards feature iconography relating to the book.

Apart from the novel, the books also feature letters and pictures from the Fleming archive such as this Goldfinger window display from London.

Sunday 5 November 2017

French You Only Live Twice Poster

Special promotional poster for "On Ne Vit Que Deux Fois" (You Only Live Twice) from France. It's a combination of the A and B style French Grande on the top and two posters on the bottom, each measuring 120x50 cm.

Saturday 28 October 2017

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Live And Let Die Special

MI6 Confidential Special Publication "Live and Let Die - The Peter Lamont Portfolio" - available here.

Sunday 22 October 2017

Moonraker Folio Edition

2017 Folio Society hardcover edition of Ian Fleming's "Moonraker" with illustrations by Fay Dalton.

VHS Cover Art from Spain

Cover artwork for the Spanish 1987 VHS edition of "Dr No". Artist unknown.

Thanks to James Bond 007 Home Video for sharing this!

Monday 18 September 2017

Dutch Goldfinger Lobby Card

I recently found this Dutch "Goldfinger" Lobby card on eBay. It almost looks like the German lobby card except the tag line and an embossed stamp on the card. 

So far I have found 4 cards which makes me wonder if there is a full set...

Sunday 17 September 2017

OHMSS Photobusta Set

Until recently I thought that the Italian set of lobby cards / photobustas for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" contained 6. But then I found the Italian pressbook  which listed 10. the initial 6 are easy to find but the full set is rare.
Big thank you to Steve who filled the gaps!

Saturday 16 September 2017

More Chinese Books

60s  James Bond paperback editions from Hong Kong. Thanks to Thomas for sharing these.

Chinese James Bond Book Covers

Cover artwork for "Role of Honour" (left) and multiple Ian Fleming titles from China published in the 80s. Thanks to Stephan from James Bond - The Secret Agent for sharing these!

Friday 1 September 2017

What if....

From a parallel universe: The artist Mitchell Hooks did various black and white illustrations for "From Russia With Love". Here is an attempt how it would have looked like as colourised quad poster and in a cinema foyer. 

Craig Tribute Artwork

Art tribute by Mark Murphy for the upcoming Bond. Check out his other work here.

Wednesday 23 August 2017

You Only Live Twice Cinema Retro Special

"You Only live Twice" special by Cinema Retro. Available here.

MI6 Confidential

Thunderball edition of "MI6 Confidential" available here.

Monday 21 August 2017

Operazione Tuono Posters from Italy

10 variations of the Italian locandina poster for "Operazione Tuono" (Thunderball). 

I'm puzzled by the many variations that exist. Some variations are obvious such as the blue title of the changing distributor logos. Other appear to be different print runs which all have variations in terms of positions and the fine print at the bottom. 

Friday 18 August 2017

Spectre Tribute Artwork

Spectre tribute artwork by Marc Aspinall. Check out his work here

Sunday 6 August 2017

Promoting Goldfinger

Various cinema and press marketing assets from Germany for the promotion of "Goldfinger",

Sunday 30 July 2017

From Russia With Love Tribute

Tribute to "From Russia With Love", Peter Lorenz 2017. A3 Format, gouache on art paper.

Saturday 29 July 2017

Japanese Bond Novels

 Various James Bond paperbacks  from "Casino Royale" to "The Spy Who Loved Me" by Starlight Publishing, released in 1969 in Japan.

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Comic Artwork by John McLusky

I had the pleasure to visit Graham McLusky, the son of artist John McLusky together with Jason from SpyVibe. Graham told us about his father’s work and it was great fun seeing the original artwork. 

One fact was particularly interesting: John McLusky was a true perfectionist and he improved on his work even after it was published. There are several panels where John replaced the original artwork with new elements as shown here. They are from "Moonraker"

Check out Graham’s website where he sells the original artwork and a limited edition of “the face”.