January 18, 2015


Spy Vibe's sister site, Illustrated 007, shares our great love for foreign editions of James Bond novels. It's endlessly fascinating to see how book designers around the globe have tried to capture Ian Fleming's adventures for their readers. Peter at Illustrated 007 recently posted an assortment of original cover designs from Thailand that are worth checking out. The hardcover edition below of Fleming's short-story collection, For Your Eyes Only, adopted graphics originally made to promote the film, From Russia With Love. I enjoy the way the colors and text/image layout, with overlapping and crude borders, evokes a kind of layering of vintage advertisements on a wall- I can almost feel the humidity of a 1960s night in Bangkok! Also below: Diamonds Are Forever, Dr No, From Russia With Love, and GoldfingerIllustrated 007 link here. Here are some related Spy Vibe posts about book designs: Bond Danish, Bond Japanese Editions, Double 007 Designs, Buku Rocket Designs SE Asia, Double 007 Designs II, The 10th Victim: German Edition, Man From UNCLE Japanese Editions, UNCLE & Batman Manga, The 10th Victim Japanese Edition, Rare Ian Fleming found. Enjoy! 

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