Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Double Oh Design

I am a sucker for a well designed book series, and in my opinion Penguin has again knocked one out of the park with their most recent collection of 007 covers. I love the mod, 70s feel to the illustrations (which are sometimes, I think, as deliberately awkward as they are provocative) and the way the type works with the images— plastered across the backs, chests, and stomachs of all those memorable Bond girls. ••••


2 comments:

Sarah said...

Not only are the covers great, the writing is as well. If you haven't read Fleming, I highly recommend it. Even though I am entertained by the Bond movies, the books are much better. He has a distinctive style; quick-paced, descriptive, gripping. Get reading!

Sarah said...

For more information on these covers I highly recommend this Penguin Blog: http://thepenguinblog.typepad.com/the_penguin_blog/2008/05/covering-bond.html

and the designer Michael Gillette's blog: http://pencilsqueezing.blogspot.com/

And prints available to buy:
http://www.coshuk.com/html/images.php?type=1&id=6