December 2, 2010


My fellow COBRAS blog, Illustrated 007, has posted many amazing images from the world of James Bond. Its archives are like a virtual museum of Bond art and artists. Today our man Peter at the blog alerted us to the special news that illustrator, Robert McGinnis has a series of limited edition signed prints for sale. McGinnis is perhaps most well-known among Spy Vibers for his poster illustrations for the 007 film, Thunderball (1965), as well as poster art for Barbarella (1968) and Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). If you ever fantasized about having signed classic 007 images by the master himself, now is your chance.

There are a few Thunderball-related illustrations and more to explore. Each 17x23 print from the Hollywood Edition is around $210. Collectors who order two or more prints receive an additional sketch print by McGinnis that shows some of his process. From what Peter has shown from his collection, I can say that these are very beautiful illustrations that evoke iconic, 1960s Spy Vibe elements of secret agents, seduction, fashion, and mystery/adventure thrills. Did I mention spy girls with spear guns? Alert for younger readers: illustrations do contain nudity. Details about the Robert McGinnis Hollywood Edition here.

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