Exhibit: Design Vertigo. An interesting photograph appeared on the Spy Vibe radar screen today via Katharine Boyd (Mod Tales). Taken in 2010, the image illustrates how classic 1960s Op Art aesthetics are alive and well in the contemporary art scene. A special collaboration in Milan resulted in installations at Spazio Fendi and featured this incredible black and white Op Art room by Beta Tank Berlin. Large inflatable (and reflective!) balls were included to create a more dynamic vertigo-inspiring effect. Spy Vibers may be aware that I've been working on a spy novel that includes a climactic scene in a similar environment. The book is called Elevator Girl and features a young Japanese female spy in 1965. Early drafts received high praise from Raymond Benson (James Bond, Black Stiletto) and Jeremy Duns (Paul Dark series). The manuscript is being sent around to literary agents now and I hope to share it with readers soon. In the meantime, just imagine spies fighting it out in Design Vertigo. Photo by Simona Ghizzon. Related posts: Victor Vasarely Op Maestro, Set Countdown: the 10th Victim, Striped Light Nude. Enjoy!
Selected Spy Vibe posts: Diana Rigg birthday, Sherlock at 221B, Invisible Agent, Saint Interview: Ian Dickerson, Saint Doppelgänger, Fleming's Typewriter, Rare Fleming, Fleming's Music, Ian Fleming's Japan, Jim Wilson Corgi Interview, Fantomas Design, Jeremy Duns on Bond, John Buss interview, Diana Rigg eBook, Avengers Season 5 Titles, Saint Volvo, Mod Tales Interview, Agente Secreto Comics, Danger Man Comics 2, Danger Man Comics, John Drake Comics, Der Mann Von UNCLE, Golden Margaret Nolan, Man From UNCLE Rocksteady, Pussy Galore Calypso, Cynthia Lennon R.I.P., Edward Mann Fashion, Leonard Nimoy Tribute, Shatner at 84, Bob Morane series, New Saint Publications, The Saint Complete box set, Gerry Anderson Box Sets, Music For Spies, Thai Bond Design, Bond vs Modernism, Popular Skullture, Art of Modesty, Avengers Blu-ray update, Tokyo Beat 1964, Polaroid Spy, Feraud Mod Fashion, Green Hornet Manga, No 6 Festival, Avengers Interview: Michael Richardson, Ian Fleming: Wicked Grin, Jane Bond Hong Kong Records, Ryan Heshka Interview, Comics Week: Man From R.I.V.E.R.D.A.L.E., Comics Week: Archie, Comics Week: Robots, Comics Week: Cold War Atomic, Comics Week: SPYMAN, Comics Week: Jimmy Olsen, Shakespeare Spies: Diana Rigg, Shakespeare Spies I, Rodney Marshall Avengers Interview, Richard Sala: Super-Enigmatix, Cold War Archie, Playboy Bunny Interview, The 10th Victim Japanese and Kindle, U.N.C.L.E. Japanese Books, Trina Robbins Interview, Catsuits, Batman '66 Green Hornet Interview: Ralph Garman Ty Templeton.