Monday, 31 March 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'The Man with the Golden Gun'

Given that the Golden Gun is an assembled weapon, it's fitting that the poster be an Ikea-ish instruction sheet (complete with Swedish instructions...even though the film is set in the Far East...).

Tomorrow: 'Quantum of Solace'!

Saturday, 29 March 2014

...will return

The Bond Poster Project returns on Monday with brand new posters for 007's old and not so old spy adventures. Plus there'll be a couple of previously featured ones that have been re-touched, re-jiggered, and are re-ady (...) to look better and more spy-ier than ever, such as Goldeneye, above.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Bond Poster Project: Half Way(ish)

11 posters done, 12 posters to go. Thanks for following along so far.

The Bond Poster Project is taking a week off (there'll be other non-Bond things on the blog in between), but James Bond will return... in: You Only Live Twice, Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, The Living Daylight, Licence to Kill, Die Another Day, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall!


Saturday, 22 March 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'Dr. No'

Simple, cool, three-colour palette with a retro 60s style to it. Ursula Andress' famous silhouette cast against the stark background of one of Dr. No's metal hands. No fuss, no muss.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'A View to a Kill'

Max Zorin's zeppelin looms large, while dangling below it, in a manner akin to that of Roger Moore in the film, is the 'L' of the title. 

Tomorrow: 'Dr. No'!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'Thunderball'

The two iconic Connery looks are represented here - Bond on his jetpack above, and in his scuba gear below - and in a muted colour scheme that mirrors the core palette of the movie itself. And as the title is Thunderball there's balls everywhere ('ahem'), making up the jetpack trail, the rebreather bubbles, and placed, target like, in the title. 

Tomorrow: 'A View to a Kill!'

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'From Russia With Love'

Has a Soviet propaganda poster kind of feel to it, this one, with its muted colours and slanted Muscovite typeface. The footsteps represent both the escape from Russia (pointing north-west back to Blighty) and blending in with the drab conformity of Communism. And of course they're interrupted by the Soviet red/blood red bootprint of the most famous footwear in Bond history: Rosa Klebb's deadly knife shoe.

Tomorrow: 'Thunderball'!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'Goldeneye'

Simple layout here. Used the curve of the dam that Bond bungees off at the start of the film to create the curve of the eye. The font and layout references the computery goings on between Boris and Natalya.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'

Geometric fragments of the Union Flag add to the dynamism of a ski chase, forming snow spray, muzzle flash, and the speed of the skier.

Tomorrow: 'Goldeneye'!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'The World Is Not Enough'

Tried to mirror the colouring of the film's title sequence here. The nuclear warhead cutting through the brain represents both Renard's injury and his villainous plot, but also the oil pipeline in the film. The brain itself is styled to look both like a brain and a mass of oil. 

Tomorrow: 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'The Spy Who Loved Me'

Once again keeping things nice and simple, and in keeping with the film's own colour palette. The famous white Lotus Esprit sub plunging into the cool blue ocean, with the two hearts mixed in with the bubble trail representing Bond and Agent XXX's slowly burgeoning romance. 

Tomorrow: 'The World Is Not Enough'!

Friday, 14 March 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'Goldfinger'

Molten gold background, for obvious reasons, with a white silhouette to keep things feeling white hot. The red line decapitating the silhouette can either be inferred as the trajectory of Oddjob's deadly hat (as when it cuts through the statue's neck), or that famous laser beam that nearly chopped off Bond's other head. 'Ahem'.

Tomorrow: 'The Spy Who Loved Me'!

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'Tomorrow Never Dies'

The famous Bond gun barrel rendered in cut out strips of newspaper (not Elliot Carver's paper, Tomorrow mind you), with Bond at the centre, showing the danger of Elliot Carver's media empire. Specially selected pertinent words and pictures, including a naval frigate, 'News', 'fightback', and 'tragedy' will all be familiar if you've seen the film.

Tomorrow: 'Goldfinger'!

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Bond Poster Project: 'Casino Royale'

Representing Le Chiffre's weepy eye (or is it Bond lamenting over Vesper?), culminating in a heart for romance and the suit of cards in the Poker game. Red, white, and black colour scheme keep it classy, retro, and mirror the colour scheme of a deck of cards.

Tomorrow: 'Tomorrow Never Dies'!

Now pay attention 007... The Bond Poster Project Begins

I've not drawn in ages. That tends to happen when you have to do things like earn money. The little pleasures can fall by the wayside. Getting back to it now though, with a project to keep me out of trouble on an evening. Look...

Yes. Technically that's cutting out and gluing. It's the bit that comes after the drawing.

I've started a 'Bond Poster Project', where I attempt to create a fun little poster for each Bond film. I'm not doing it for any particular reason other than love Bond, drawing, and having nice things to look at. Hopefully you like looking at nice things too. If you follow me on Twitter for TV stuff (@robsmedley86), then you'll have already seen a couple of them wedged in between me moaning about Jonathan Creek. They'll all be featured on here from now on though, and in no particular order (so don't expect Thunderball after Goldfinger, etc)

I'm old-fashioned when it comes to drawing, and I'm no good at technology and photoshop and things like that, so each poster is/will be made entirely out of cut up pieces of coloured and patterned paper. The only digital trickery is scanning them into my computer box. So, like you see in the picture, there'll be lots of glue and scissors. And hopefully some nice things to look at as a result.