Saturday, March 10, 2012

Up Against the Wall, Mr. Bond!

Believe it or not, this coming October will mark 50 years since the debut, in Great Britain, of the first James Bond film, Doctor No, starring Sean Connery. As part of the celebration, publisher Dorling Kindersley (DK) is scheduled to put out a handsome, oversize new volume called James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Posters.

I first heard about the book here, and don’t see much more information about it yet. The DK site offers only this brief write-up:
The ultimate celebration of Bond movie poster art.

From 1962’s
Dr. No to 2012’s Skyfall, James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Posters is an unforgettable gallery of Bond posters, teasers and lobby cards from virtually every country where Bond movies have been screened.

Featuring many rare and never-seen-before artworks that capture the appeal of cinema’s most compelling superspy, the book also includes fascinating insights on each poster campaign from a leading Bond insider. Packaged in a beautiful slipcase with two art prints,
James Bond: 50 Years of Movie Posters will have Bond fans shaken and stirred.
I assume that some of American artist Robert McGinnis’ James Bond poster art will make it into the book, but beyond that? Well, I guess we’ll have to wait until the fall to see the finished product.

READ MORE:Classic James Bond Book Art,” by Katie Notopoulos (BuzzFeed); “Sharp Card” (Pulp International).

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