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Topic: Anyone seen this brilliant fan art website?

I expect you have:

Brilliant bespoke covers and some originals if you click on this link!

A good many are based around the old Pan artwork, with the yellow collar and cuffs so to speak, even though they stopped that design around the time of the Thunderball novel.

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Re: Anyone seen this brilliant fan art website?

I really enjoyed those. Whoever is behind those covers knows their stuff (with some artistic licence).

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Re: Anyone seen this brilliant fan art website?

I think it's different names pitching in but some are better at it than others (and I wouldn't know where to start).
Someone pitched those kind of covers on this site a few years ago, maybe it's the same guy at work on a lot of them.
I like the OHMSS Pan one particularly.

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Re: Anyone seen this brilliant fan art website?

Some of those are really good.
Though what I'd  like to see is more "still life"/"messy desk editions", complete with wraparound image and three quotes on the back. If anybody's taking requests. Nobody on that site's attempting those, mostly sticking to the 1950s painted cover format.
(another I'd like to see would be a more classic film tie-in edition for For Your Eyes Only, the actual published one is plenty ugly)

I wonder where they got some of those images from? I don't believe anybody's actually painting those specially for this project, its gotta be all appropriated images collaged together in photoshop. Some are more appropriate to the plot than others (like maybe some modern day fan really did paint The Living Daylights cover? that one is so specific)

the 1950s style covers scream "vintage Pulp", its one reason theyre so cool.
But think, before the Connery films, the paintings on the PAN covers were the most common visual a reader had to rely on to imagine Bond and his world. Hard to put myself in that place now, but at one time a reader'd really have to trust those covers. They'd have worked sort of like Sidney Paget's original Sherlock Holmes illustrations, and Fleming must have seen all these as they came out and given his official consent.
Once the Connery films came out, establishing another officially approved look for Bond and his world, the painted covers were replaced with semi-abstract photographic images.