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Topic: 'You're Never Alone with a Bond' Vintage covers

Not the Saul Bass-style ones, but these contemporary covers.

http://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles … p;id=03204

Again a bit 'meh'. I quite like Moonraker, except Bond seems a bit bandy legged, if that is meant to be him. Most remind me of that ill-fated cigarette moody ad campaign of the late 50s I believe, the tag going 'You're never alone with a Strand', unwittingly suggesting that those who smoke Strands are lonely, billy no mates.

FRWL is okay, though bond looks like he's wet himself and is trying to hobble back to his hotel - imagine having to find Tanya there, that would be a drag, maybe CR is best. Or For Your Eyes Only, though does it really have the Eiffel Tower in? I suppose it does in FAVTAK.

Overall it looks a bit amateurish, you see better efforts on this site and the other fan sites.

Last edited by Napoleon Plural (3rd Jul 2012 15:39)

Bond: Mr. Mathis, there's something that's been worrying me...
Mathis: Yes?
Bond: Well, you're a French police inspector, yet you speak with an Italian accent.
Mathis: Mamma mia, it worries me, too.

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They're OK, but they seem more appropriate for travel books than Bond novels.  And, hmmm, is it just my dirty mind, or do the covers for Moonraker, FRWL, and FYEO carry some sort of symbolism. . .?

Vox clamantis in deserto

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Well at least they put the debate to rest ... there is only ONE Bond!

Napoleon Plural wrote:

Not the Saul Bass-style ones, but these contemporary covers.

http://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles … p;id=03204

Again a bit 'meh'. I quite like Moonraker, except Bond seems a bit bandy legged, if that is meant to be him. Most remind me of that ill-fated cigarette moody ad campaign of the late 50s I believe, the tag going 'You're never alone with a Strand', unwittingly suggesting that those who smoke Strands are lonely, billy no mates.

FRWL is okay, though bond looks like he's wet himself and is trying to hobble back to his hotel - imagine having to find Tanya there, that would be a drag, maybe CR is best. Or For Your Eyes Only, though does it really have the Eiffel Tower in? I suppose it does in FAVTAK.

Overall it looks a bit amateurish, you see better efforts on this site and the other fan sites.

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My favourite covers I remember as a Teen, ( I'm not a collector so don't know
what publising they'd of been ) had a large gun with various girls drapped
over it in different positions, as a teen boy they caught my interest.  ajb007/biggrin

1, OHMSS.  2,CR.   3, LTK.  4, FRWL.  5, Skyfall.

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As a kid I had one like that TP! The Dutch version of Goldfinger; translated as "de man met de gouden vingers" (the man with the golden fingers)

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The DAF one with the body stocking was a bit much...   ajb007/amazed

Bond: Mr. Mathis, there's something that's been worrying me...
Mathis: Yes?
Bond: Well, you're a French police inspector, yet you speak with an Italian accent.
Mathis: Mamma mia, it worries me, too.

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The second wave of covers for Vintage Books 'There Is Only One Bond' series have been revealed. These final seven paperbacks will be released on October 4, 2012.

"THERE IS ONLY ONE BOND" second wave covers revealed
http://www.thebookbond.com/2012/07/ther … -wave.html

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OMG - where have I been????
These covers are absolutely dreadful. Black and white. A brooding Bond silhouette. Snapshot tourist scenes that sometimes conjure the story and other times are ridiculously obscure. Black and white. Black and white.
Oh goodness me.
We seem to have too many different covers appearing (every two years or something like it?) and most of them are bare scapes that lack imagination.
Mind, it's very hard to beat some of those Pan covers - perhaps a reissue is due???