Monday, 14 April 2014

Instruktioner [UPDATED]

Statistically, based on views on the blog and Twitter, the poster for 'The Man With the Golden Gun' was the most popular of the Bond pics I did. So feel free to enjoy the full Ikea-ish instructions for the gilded pistol, which have got a bit tatty since '74.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Bond Poster Project: The Result

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'Skyfall'

'This is the end. Hold your breath and count to ten'.

No, wait, keep breathing, don't pass out.

The Bond Poster Project comes to a conclusion with the latest movie, 'Skyfall', and a noir-ish theme in blue (like Craig's tux). Bond protects a beautiful lady (take your pick - it was originally meant to be 'M' but I had trouble drawing the silhouette of lovely Dame Judi) as the shadow of Silva looms threateningly over him. And to add to the pulp theme the lyrics from the theme song have been added for extra, corny, dramatic effect.

So that's it. Done. Until the next film. That's the lovely thing about James Bond: he always returns, for Queen, country, and us the audience.

Thank you for following along. I hope you found at least one rectangle of Bond-y colour that you enjoyed looking at. The Bond Poster Project will return...when 007 decides to.

Tomorrow: All the posters together in one lovely image. And it really is lovely.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'The Living Daylights'

Lot of negative space used here to depict the famous Stradivarius cello, but also to give focus to the silhouettes of Bond and Kara (in red to depict her Soviet connection at the beginning of the film).

Tomorrow: It's the final day of the Bond Poster Project and there's only one film left, 'Skyfall!'

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'Octopussy'

Clowns, planes disguised as a horse's rear, hot air balloons, crocodile camouflage, Faberge eggs, mad Soviet generals, an ageing Roger Moore... Octopussy is one hot mess of a film. I love it anyway, but when it comes to designing a poster for it, it's tricky to capture all of its elements.
So I plugged for something simple, exotic, and alluring, as well as slightly mad-looking. The hair here is tentacular; because it wouldn't be Octopussy without an octopus.

Tomorrow: 'The Living Daylights'!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'Moonraker'

This was meant to look like a retro computer readout. However it looks a bit like its come from Ceefax. I don't mind that though. For now.

Tomorrow: 'Octopussy'!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'Die Another Day'

Originally this was done in red, white, and blue, which by serendipity are the colours of the North Korean flag and the UK flag. The idea was to show how 'Gustav Graves' uses gene therapy to become a red white and blue North Korean to being disguised as a red white and blue Brit, with the twin colours flowing into the DNA helix.

However when finished it didn't look right with the colours. It looked cheap and lightweight. For some reason an orange and blue looks better, giving it more weight and a retro feel that's in keeping with the rest of the posters.

Tomorrow: 'Moonraker'!