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Excellent Penguin Bond book covers

July 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I like the older Bond movies and the style that was set at such a high standard in the beginning by Maurice Binder.

This set of Bond books, with painted Michael Gillette covers, really shows the continuing strength of the Penguin Publishing company and their take on that style. Even the spines when lined up are gorgeous (photo here).

“The centenary of Fleming’s birth was clearly a good time to revisit the Bonds and cover them in a package that says, yes these are fun, but also makes it implicit that there’s no reason not to take them seriously. Most importantly, they should look like books worth owning.”

Read more about it and see the high-res versions

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  • 1 Rick // Jul 21, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    Yeah – they rock.
    Bond was always a fav of mine.
    Maybe something to do with my middle names (Ian, Fleming)