Design Inspiration for James Bond Fans

November 25, 2010

PsPrint editor Sonia's guest blog on, "Design Inspiration for Star Wars Geeks," inspired me to do a James Bond design roundup. I've gathered James Bond design materials from the covers of Ian Fleming's books to movie posters, vectors, design interviews and a tutorial. These 007 images will leave you "shaken not stirred," (that's right I couldn't help myself.) Enjoy these inspiring Bond design moments: Book design

A collection of old Signet paperback titles. I like the running text "James Bond Thriller" going down the outside of the front cover.  [Image via Flickr user Lorena Cupcake]

In 2008 Penguin released new editions of all 14 Ian Fleming 007 books. The covers, show above, were designed by Michael Gilette. Check out this interview with Gillette about the work. [Image of book covers via] Pentagram's elegant design for a hardcover edition of Flemings short stories. I like the simplicity of the foil-stamped gun on the front cover. [Image via] Old Pan paperback book designs, plus an interviw with the cover designers for the Pan editions. [Image found on www.ilike.orgvia Flickr user ..stu..] Vintage Bond movie posters A poster for the 1962 film "Dr. No." The old-timey illustrations make the other wise sexed-up women look tame. [Image via] The poster for 1967's "Casino Royale" picks up on the free-love, hippie aesthetics of the late 1960s with the body-painted female figure. [This image and more vintage Bond posters via] 007 logo tutorial & vectors If you're now inspired to create Bond-like designs, try this tutorial on, which shows you how to re-create the viewfinder and blood from the film's opening credits. Or you can pick up some Bond-inspired vectors and logos at

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