Saturday, 31 March 2012
Cover artwork for "Servizio Segreto" (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), first Italian edition by Garzanti 1963, hardcover.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Original artwork by John McLusky for the comic adaptation of "Diamonds Are Forever" in the UK newspaper Daily Express, January 1960. The detail and craftsmanship of these drawings is wonderful and sadly lost in print. Big thanks to Graham, John McLusky's son, for selling these originals.
Sunday, 25 March 2012
Saturday, 24 March 2012
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Saturday, 17 March 2012
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Monday, 12 March 2012
Morten made me aware of an interesting fact about the artwork by McGinnis for "The Man With The Golden Gun" that he found on Dr. Shatterhand's Botanical Garden: The Kung Fu fighters in the poster were added by artist Basil Gogos as a hindsight. An attempt of re-creation below. Check out the full story on Dr. Shatterhand's Botanical Garden website.
Cover artwork for the RCA CED laserdisc edition of "From Russia With Love". Thanks to Carl for sharing the scan!
Sunday, 11 March 2012
James Bond 007 Film Viewer. The grey image is taken from the Thunderball US pressbook, the image fragment on the right from a Christie's auction catalogue. Does not look like the same cover artwork. Has anyone ever seen the original?
Saturday, 10 March 2012
The European advertising campaign for "From Russia With Love" established the iconic Bond pose in 1963. The Italian artist Renato Fratini created a blueprint which was adapted in many countries. I don't quite understand why the art was re-painted so many time but I like the subtle variations that this produced.
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Odd post this time: I was contacted by an old collector friend (I think) but his email bounces, so I'm trying this instead. @ Søren: Can't reply to your email, can you contact me again, please?
Saturday, 3 March 2012
British advance poster for "From Russia With Love", artwork by Renato Fratini, design my Eric Pulford , release poster as comparison below.
I found a French re-issue poster for "On Ne Vit Que Deux Fois" (You Only Live Twice, middle) on the net. It uses the "Viva James Bond" artwork by Yves Thos (Original left) but the woman has a new haircut (right).