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Penguin have just re-issued all 14 of Ian Flemings James Bond books with newly designed covers to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the birth of Ian Flemming. The artwork for the covers was painted by British born painter Michael Gillette. More of Michael Gillette’s work can be seen at his website.
He has painted each of the key Bond girls relating to each film in a very 60’s style with a limited colour palette, the typography has been incorporated in a slightly Saul Bass style. I feel they really reflect that 60’s/70’s feel and limited colour use on each painting works alongside the bold use of typography in each image creating a striking set of covers which I’m sure will become highly collectable.
I’ve included some images of the covers above but more can be seen at the penguin blog along with more information. COSH have a ltd edition of 25 Giclee prints (signed) of each of the covers measuring 50cmx70cm and are for sale for Â£145.00 each. Michael has his own blog: pencilsqueezing
You can read more about this work in an interview with michael gillette
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