Sunday, 27 April 2008
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Monday, 21 April 2008
Sunday, 20 April 2008
I'm wondering, if there is also a cover of this with the bottom bar showing the Bond head similar to the previous ones.
Saturday, 19 April 2008
The credits for the illustration are " Boccadoro", released 1979.
Sunday, 13 April 2008
1 The Bond Film Festival, used for several 007 films around 1975 -
artist unknown - does somebody know, who did this?
2 You Only live twice - McGinnis 1967
3 From Russia With Love - by Renato Fratini 1963
4 Thunderball - McGinnis 1965
5 Exclusive illustration by McGinnis for a Bond exhibition
in Germany approx 1998
6 Dr No - Italian re-issue.Artist unknown.
7 Diamond Are Forever, Italian - by Averado Ciriello 1971
10th printing 1963, price tag 3'6
Saturday, 12 April 2008
Friday, 11 April 2008
I really love collecting these books. Despite reading them, I really like the covers and how Bond and the style changes over the years. It's like looking back into the 50ies and 60ies.
Although Bond itself is pretty timeless (Kind of always 32), his apperance changes with the times.
All thes covers are scanned from my collection.
Live and Let Die: Pan GP 83, First Printing 1957
Diamonds Are Forever: Pan G101, Second Printing 1956, Cover by Rex Archer
From Russia With Love: G229, First Printing 1959, Cover by Sam Peffer
Dr No: Pan G335, First Printing 1960, Cover by Sam Peffer
The cover looks so innocent and nice to me, also very American. Bond looks pretty blonde in this cover.
That was changed in the third printing of the novel 1958 (Pan G198).Cover by Sam Peffer. Now Bond looks (well more or less) like described by Fleming with the famous "black comma"
Moonraker: Pan 392, First Printing 1956, Cover by Josh Kirby
Moonraker: Pan G216, Fifth Printing 1961, Cover by Sam Peffer
Monday, 7 April 2008
Books by John Gardner and Raymond Benson were done in the same design. Strangely not all of them or I simply have not found them so far.
If anyone has more editions from this series, please let me know.
Starting in 1988 Corenet Books / Hodder and Stoughton re-released all Ian Fleming novels plus Colonel Sun by Kingsley Amis.
I quite like this set of illustrations as they capture the spirit of the books quite well.
Saturday, 5 April 2008
The interesting thing about this artwork is the pose itself: It is the first time that the classic bond pose is used. In the campaigns for Dr No, From Russia with Love and Goldfinger we never see the full figure. This is the first time and was used ever since.