German Never Say Never Again Artwork


Original artwork for the German campaign of "Sag Niemals Nie" (Never Say Never Again). Illustration by Renato Casar.

The Secret World of 007 Artwork: Dr No



Original illustration for "Dr No" from the Dorling Kindersley book "The Secret World of 007" illustrated by  Roger Stewart.

Thanks to Thomas from The Nixdorf Collection for sharing these.

Diamonds Are Forever Artwork from Daily Express

In April 1956 the British newspaper Daily Express serialised Ian Fleming's novel "Diamonds Are Forever" The text was illustrated by the artist Robb.


James Bond Record Cover Art

"James Bond Themes" record cover,  MFP 4M026-19055

James Bond Artwork by Ralph MacQuarrie

1987 artwork by Ralph MacQuarrie for a planned Universal Studios Attraction. More info about the artwork here.

US Lobby Cards for From Russia With Love

"From Russia With Love" lobby cards were printed in black and white and then tinted to give it a red tinge. Various reasons for this have been offered but the most oft recurring one was that those responsible for the marketing wanted to push the political “red-ness” of the film. This would appear to be a credible reason as both the US 1 Sheet posters for the film also followed the black, white and red colour scheme. While the lobby images are generous in size, it nonetheless remains the least obviously glamorous of the series.
However, perhaps due to what may later be seen as various printers sharing the duties to produce the marketing material, there are in fact two slightly differing sets of FRWL cards. The sets differ both by the tint and a slight juxtaposition of card numbering of the first five cards. One set is purple-tinted and the other set is rose-tinted. Again, only the first five cards are numbered differently -- cards #6, #7 and #8 feature the same photos in both sets. For example, Bond in bed was printed as Nos. 3 and 4, the Helicopter chase was printed as Nos. 2 and 3. 

Thanks to Simon for sharing his lobby cards and the information above about the cards! 

Comic Cover Artwork from Denmark


Cover artwork for the first Danish comic edition of "Agent 007 James Bond  - Højt spil i Monte Carlo" (Casino Royale?) from 1965.

US Lobby Card Update

Update for the US "Diamonds Are Forever" Lobby Cards: There are 3 different variations of the cards which differ in the producers credit and the white strip at the bottom. I've read somewhere that the cards were re-released in the 80s but I have no idea which is which.

Thanks to Simon for sharing the third card and his knowledge with me!

US Diamonds Are Forever Lobby Cards

US Lobby card set of 8 for "Diamonds Are Forever"
There are 2 different sets, it appears that one is for the US market with NSS text and Broccoli mentioned in the producers credit first while the other set mentions Saltzman first.
Mini Lobby Card set of 8 which also exits in 2 variations.
Reissue set of 5 cards (?) for the 1984 MGM re-release.

Interview with Margaret Nolan

While actress and artist Margaret Nolan has starred in more than 50 film and TV roles, 007 fans probably know her best from her role as the Dink in "Goldfinger". But she also features in the iconic title sequence and poster campaign for Goldfinger designed by Robert Brownjohn. Margaret was so kind to answer my questions about her involvement:

Illustrated 007: How did you get involved in the title and poster production for the film Goldfinger? 
Margaret Nolan: I was asked to do the titles and agreed on condition I had a part in the film. 

What kind of briefing did you receive? 
Only that I was required to wear a bikini and be painted gold. 

Was the title song available for the session as a reference or was it filmed in silence? Brownjohn had his jazz going

Where was the sequence filmed and how long did it take? 
At his studio. I think it was Fulham. It took a week, at least. I can't remember exactly. 

You appear very calm and collected in the title sequence but I could imagine that it took a lot of effort. How did the shoot go? 
It was no effort at all, just very tiring. Being painted every day took some time, an hour at least and then all washed off after. 

Robert Brownjohn is described as very talented but also challenging to work with. What was your experience? 
No, he was totally professional 

Was the photo used in the Goldfinger poster shot separately or was it all done in one go? 
It was done at the same time. There was a photographer (Herbert Spencer) there all the time.

Nowadays you create your own artwork. What inspired you to do them? 
Having all these photos from my career and not knowing what to do with them as they were too good to throw away.

Thank you Margaret! 
Her artwork can be found at margaretnolan.co.uk

Goldfinger Reloaded

Poster for the 50th Anniversary event "Goldfinger Reloaded" in Andermatt, Switzerland. Artwork by Graham Kennedy.

Big thanks to the Swiss Bond Club for this great event and especially to Michael Hackl, the 007 Collector.

Italian Goldfinger Poster Artwork

Artwork for the Italian "Goldfinger" posters attributed to Averardo Ciriello. Original version from 1964 on the left, reissue on the right. Although they are similar the reissue poster was re-painted. Does anyone know why?

Comic Book Artwork

Inside pages of the Danish comic book below.

Comic Cover Artwork



Cover artwork for issue 14 of the Danish comic  "James Bond Agent 007  -Spionen fra Ost". Artist unknown. Does anyone know what the signature is? Thanks to Soeren who traded this comic with me a long time ago, still love it.

British Diamonds Are Forever Lobby Cards

Original set of 8 Front of House cards for "Diamonds Are Forever" from the United Kingdom
Reissue set of 8 Front of House cards for "Diamonds Are Forever" from the UK. Thanks to Simon for sharing these with me!

Goldeneye: Ian Fleming's Jamaica

"Goldeneye - Where Bond was was born: Ian Fleming's Jamaica", Matthew Parker, Hutchinson 2014. I met Matthew in my favourite bookshop Hatchard's yesterday and he kindly signed the book for me.

Swiss Diamonds Are Forever Lobby Cards

Lobby cards for "Diamonds Are Forever" from Switzerland. Not sure if this is the complete set or not. Style-wise these are quite different from the normal lobby cards as it appears that they are the regular press stills from the movie.

Octopussy Illustration

Illustration for the Crocodile Submarine / Boat from Octopussy. Published in the British Daily Star newspaper in June 83. Thanks to Simon for sharing this.

Spanish Diamonds Are Forever Lobby Cards

Lobby cards from Spain for "Diamantes Para La Eternidad" (Diamonds Are Forever), original set of 8 of from 1971
Reissue set of 8 lobby cards.
Mystery cards: I've found two cards with the Spabnish spelling of the title that differ from the above. Does anyone know where these are from?