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#6 in my BOND. REDESIGNED BOND. portfolio project — DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER.
So in keeping with my New Year’s Resolution to post unreleased stuff from my archives, here from the spring of 2011(!!!???) is another design from my Bond project.  ‘Twas so weird to pull out these pieces again … seems like a lifetime and many illo styles ago!
As usual, this is a portfolio exercise only and not for sale. All James Bond elements property of the various copyright holders.

#6 in my BOND. REDESIGNED BOND. portfolio project — DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER.

So in keeping with my New Year’s Resolution to post unreleased stuff from my archives, here from the spring of 2011(!!!???) is another design from my Bond project.  ‘Twas so weird to pull out these pieces again … seems like a lifetime and many illo styles ago!

As usual, this is a portfolio exercise only and not for sale. All James Bond elements property of the various copyright holders.

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Poster #3 in my BOND. REDESIGNED BOND. portfolio project – FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE. This one is out now at the suggestion of Jeff who was the first person to note which one I should finish next. (Feel free to make your own requests in the comments field that I added.) This is one of the more surreal pieces of the pack … I think I was watching too much of the classic Avengers while working on it. :)
James Bond will return in MOONRAKER (the poster, that is) per Karen’s request!
The master key for the whole work-in-progress project is here.
(This unofficial series is a portfolio exercise for tribute only, and is not for sale. Illustrations © Ridge Rooms. The original James Bond characters, books, and film elements are owned and licensed variously by Ian Fleming Publications, Danjaq LLC, EON Productions, MGM and United Artists.)

Poster #3 in my BOND. REDESIGNED BOND. portfolio project – FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE. This one is out now at the suggestion of Jeff who was the first person to note which one I should finish next. (Feel free to make your own requests in the comments field that I added.) This is one of the more surreal pieces of the pack … I think I was watching too much of the classic Avengers while working on it. :)

James Bond will return in MOONRAKER (the poster, that is) per Karen’s request!

The master key for the whole work-in-progress project is here.

(This unofficial series is a portfolio exercise for tribute only, and is not for sale. Illustrations © Ridge Rooms. The original James Bond characters, books, and film elements are owned and licensed variously by Ian Fleming Publications, Danjaq LLC, EON Productions, MGM and United Artists.)

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Poster #2 in my BOND. REDESIGNED BOND. project … it’s THUNDERBALLLLLLL!!! (Imagine that was just sung by Tom Jones.)
The master key for the whole work-in-progress project is here.
(This unofficial series is a portfolio exercise for tribute only, and is not for sale. Illustrations © Ridge Rooms. The original James Bond characters, books, and film elements are owned and licensed variously by Ian Fleming Publications, Danjaq LLC, EON Productions, MGM and United Artists.)

Poster #2 in my BOND. REDESIGNED BOND. project … it’s THUNDERBALLLLLLL!!! (Imagine that was just sung by Tom Jones.)

The master key for the whole work-in-progress project is here.

(This unofficial series is a portfolio exercise for tribute only, and is not for sale. Illustrations © Ridge Rooms. The original James Bond characters, books, and film elements are owned and licensed variously by Ian Fleming Publications, Danjaq LLC, EON Productions, MGM and United Artists.)

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I am a GIANT James Bond fan … have been since I was a kid. So much so that all my friends call me “Bond Girl” and I got a 007 tattoo as soon as I was old enough. I grew up wanting to have something to do with a Bond film and even went to film school, but ended up going down another career path. I had been talking to friends recently about finally doing a Bond illustration project, when the excellent composer John Barry passed away suddenly last week. Therefore I decided to do something in his honor, since his early Bond scores have factored into many a late-night drawing marathons and have inspired me creatively over the years.
I love when people redesign classic movie posters, so I’ve fashioned a few Bond posters in my own design style, with nods to the collage-style of the original posters as well as the excellent silhouetted opening title sequences for most of the films. I tried to steer clear of most of the Bond clichés - the gun barrel, the logo, the martinis, the Walther PPK, etc. - although I did of course throw a girl into each one. They are all three-color, with the gold color repeating in each one. Also, the same fonts are used for the block quote type. I love designing for negative space, so a large chunk of the design is left open on each one.
Although ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE is my favorite Bond film, I started the poster series with GOLDFINGER, since it’s one of the best Barry scores. (If you don’t think so, try watching the iconic laser-beam sequence with the sound off!) I’ve sketched out about 5 more, and will finish the rest of the films as my schedule permits. Although Barry didn’t score the later films, I plan to continue on and do all 22(!!)
The master key for the whole work-in-progress project is here.
(This unofficial series is a portfolio exercise for tribute only, and is not for sale. Illustrations © Ridge Rooms. The original James Bond characters, books, and film elements are owned and licensed variously by Ian Fleming Publications, Danjaq LLC, EON Productions, MGM and United Artists.)

I am a GIANT James Bond fan … have been since I was a kid. So much so that all my friends call me “Bond Girl” and I got a 007 tattoo as soon as I was old enough. I grew up wanting to have something to do with a Bond film and even went to film school, but ended up going down another career path. I had been talking to friends recently about finally doing a Bond illustration project, when the excellent composer John Barry passed away suddenly last week. Therefore I decided to do something in his honor, since his early Bond scores have factored into many a late-night drawing marathons and have inspired me creatively over the years.

I love when people redesign classic movie posters, so I’ve fashioned a few Bond posters in my own design style, with nods to the collage-style of the original posters as well as the excellent silhouetted opening title sequences for most of the films. I tried to steer clear of most of the Bond clichés - the gun barrel, the logo, the martinis, the Walther PPK, etc. - although I did of course throw a girl into each one. They are all three-color, with the gold color repeating in each one. Also, the same fonts are used for the block quote type. I love designing for negative space, so a large chunk of the design is left open on each one.

Although ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE is my favorite Bond film, I started the poster series with GOLDFINGER, since it’s one of the best Barry scores. (If you don’t think so, try watching the iconic laser-beam sequence with the sound off!) I’ve sketched out about 5 more, and will finish the rest of the films as my schedule permits. Although Barry didn’t score the later films, I plan to continue on and do all 22(!!)

The master key for the whole work-in-progress project is here.

(This unofficial series is a portfolio exercise for tribute only, and is not for sale. Illustrations © Ridge Rooms. The original James Bond characters, books, and film elements are owned and licensed variously by Ian Fleming Publications, Danjaq LLC, EON Productions, MGM and United Artists.)

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