Sunday, 26 July 2009

Reconstruction of the Thunderball Underwater Battle Artwork

Reconstruction of Frank McCarthy's artwork for the Thunderball "Look Down / Underwater Battle" illustration. It's based on the album cover of the stero version of the soundtrack. The lower / seafloor part is taken from the cover of the mono relelase of the soundtrack. Divers on the left are taken from the German "Look up/down" poster. Not a lot of artwork but this poster shows more than the US one sheet. The harpoon top is taken from the US 24 sheet as it's not visible in all other posters.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

From Russia With Love - Concept Art

"From Russia With Love" unused art, 1963.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

You Only Live Twice in Playboy

Part 1 of the April 1964 publication of Ian Fleming's "You Only Live Twice"in Playboy magazine, artwork by Daniel Schwartz.

You Only Live Twice in Playboy

Playboy magazine featured excerpts from Ian Fleming's "You Only Live Twice" novel in their May and June 1964 editions, artwork by Daniel Schwartz.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Property Of A Lady

"Property Of A Lady", short story by Ian Fleming, published in Playboy magazine in January 1964.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Little Nellie Concept Artwork

Little Nellie concept art by Frank McCarthy for "You Only Live Twice". This black and white sketch is almost identical to the final artwork except Connery's face.

Who did what?

My favourite James Bond marketing campaign is still Thunderball – illustrated by Frank McCarthy and Robert E. McGinnis. Here a little overview of who did what:
Frank McCarthy:
1) "Look Down / Underwater Battle"

2) "Look Up" variation / 50 anniversary
3) "LookUp / Jetpack"

Robert E. McGinnis:
4) "Massage Table"
5) "Classic Bond Pose"
6) "Look Out / 007 & Girls"
7) "Bond & Domino"
8) "Beach Scene"

Big thanks to Thomas Nixdorf from the Robert McGinnis Hollywood Edition for his help.

James Bond Tribute

Tribute to the classic Bond posters / McGinnis work by Australian illustrator Daniel James Cox, check out his work here.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

You Only Live Twice - Australian Artwork

"You Only Live Twice" - Australian 1 sheet poster 1967. The artwork differs from the the McCarthy original.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Goldfinger Paperback

"Goldfinger", Ian Fleming, Zig Zag Chile, published in 1967

Moonraker Paperback

"Sabotaje" (Moonraker), James Bond novel by Ian Fleming, Albon Publishers Colombia, 1965