Friday, May 30, 2008

'Bond Bound: Ian Fleming and The Art of Cover Design'

A major exhibition ‘Bond Bound: Ian Fleming & The Art of Cover Design’ is on show at the Fleming Collection until 28 June 2008. The exhibition, covering each book published, charts the role of artists and designers in creating and defining the Bond look. Casino Royale, the first of the Bond novels spanning half a century, established the James Bond brand. It was a compelling mixture of sex, style and violence that soon turned Bond into the most famous fictional secret agent in history. This provided artists and designers with invaluable opportunities to maximise their talents.

The exhibition is a complete anthology of Ian Fleming’s literacy legacy, including the commissioning of Charlie Higson to write the bestselling Young Bond novels and ‘The Moneypenny Diaries’ by Samantha Weinberg, adding a female perspective to the Bond story though the eyes of the adoring secretary Miss Moneypenny, and the latest instalment in Bond’s adult life written as a tribute to Ian Fleming for the centenary by Sebastian Faulks.

The Fleming Collection
13 Berkeley Street
London W1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7409 5730
Opening hours:
(Admission Free)
Monday Closed to general public - Open by appointment for group visits and educational events10am-5.30pm

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm
Sunday Closed
Nearest Tube Green Park

The Bond Bound Exhibition will also be at The City Art Centre in Edinburgh from 5 July to 14 September 2008.

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