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”. 

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Aston Martin Model Kit Artwork

Original painting for the box of the Aurora Aston Martin model kit,  art by Mort K√ľnstler, gouache on illustration board, 44 x 62 cm. From the Nixdorf Collection. Thanks Thomas!

From Russia With Love Tribute

Concept tribute artwork for "From Russia With Love". I always thought that the helicopter scene would make an interesting action piece. This is the first stage concept. Needs some tweaking.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

James Bond Comic "Service"

James Bond 007 comic book "Service", Dynamite, signed, May 2017, artwork by Antonio Fuso


James Bond 007 comic book "Hammerhead", Dynamite, May 2017, artwork by Luca Casalanguida

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Nice Surprise

Nice surprise in the mail today: Tribute artwork for "You Only Live Twice" and "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" by Graham Kennedy, commissioned by the 007 Collector. Thank you Michael.

The Man With The Golden Eye

"The Man With The Golden Eye", Peter Lamont, Signum Books 2016

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Goldfinger Paperbacks from Germany

German paperback edition of "Goldfinger", part of a series by Superkrimi.

Thanks to Dan for sharing these!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Dr No Poster from Denmark

Original poster for "Agent 007 - Mission: Drab" (Dr No) from Denmark. 

Thank to Brian from Bond-O-Rama for sharing this.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Live And Let Die Tribute Art

Art tribute to Roger Moore in "Live and Let Die" by Paul Mann, commissioned by The Nixdorf Collection.

Blast from the past

My friend Thomas dug up a blast from the past: This is my "business" card from the 80s. All contact info is out of date ;-)

Longman Reader

Illustrations from the Longman Reader for "For Your Eyes Only".

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Folio James Bond Editions

Hardcover edition of Ian Fleming's "Dr No" published by the Folio Society in 2017. Illustrations by Fay Dalton.
Hardcover edition of Ian Fleming's "From Russia With Love" published by the Folio Society in 2016. Illustrations by Fay Dalton.
So far there are 3 editions plus the "Live and Let Die edition (not shown here)

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Roger Moore Tribute

A quick Roger Moore tribute for Thomas from the Nixdorf Collection.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Roger Moore

Roger Moore painted by Robert McGinnis.

To the man who became a real hero after he put down the Walther PPK and helped children.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Red Nemesis First Edition

Signed, first edition of "Red Nemesis", a Young Bond novel by Steve Cole. Doubleday 2017. Illustration of the young Bond by Kev Walker.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Pirate Covers from Taiwan

Covers from from Taiwanese pirate edition of Ian Fleming novels using existing artwork from the Pan and Jonathan Cape books. Images courtesy of Alan from the "Collecting Fleming" site with a comprehensive selection of Ian Fleming books.

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! 

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Diamonds Are Forever Book Cover

Paperback edition of Ian Fleming's "Diamonds Are Forever" from Thailand (left).

The cover is clearly inspired by Frank McCarthy's artwork for the US "From Russia With Love" edition by Bantam.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Spy Who Loved Me Artwork from Thailand

Original artwork for "The Spy Who Loved Me" by TongDee used for the campaign in Thailand. Approx 80x60 cm. Bob Peak's original artwork as comparison below.

Thanks to Thomas from the Nixdorf Collection for sharing this!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Octopussy Inspiration

"Octopussy" themed photo promotion from "Die Another Day"

Monday, 10 April 2017

Casino Royale Artwork by McGinnis

Illustration by Robert McGinnis depicting Daniel Craig in "Casino Royale

Thank to Thomas from the Nixdorf Collection for sharing this!

Sunday, 9 April 2017

From Russia With Love Large Print

Large print edition of Ian Fleming's "From Russia With Love", hardback.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Shredded Wheat Promo

Artwork created for promotional cards for "Octopussy". These were included in "Shredded Wheat" breakfast cereal boxes.