Saturday, 6 May 2017

Octopussy Artwork by Renato Casaro

The artwork for Octopussy was created by two different artist: The version used in the US was by Dan Goozee. The rest of the world used artwork by Renato Casaro, sometimes in combination with the figures created by Goozee.

Casaro was asked to create a wide action scene montage around the figures created by Goozee to accommodate the landscape/ quad format in the UK.

This artwork was then used widely across the world. For some posters (such as the German one) the artwork was extended by an unknown artist such as the back of the elephant or the exploding train that was not part of Casaro’s original painting. 

Japan asked Casaro to re-create the figures of Moore and Adams therefore creating a completely new artwork.

Big thank you to Gabriele from the Casaro Studios and Thomas from the Nixdorf Collection for their help and input!