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

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-04-21
    Ian Fleming's 'For Your Eyes Only'

    Ian Fleming’s For Your Eyes Only

    Following up the recent opening of the ‘For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond’ exhibition at London’s Imperial War Museum, 007 fans will be treated to yet another beginning tomorrow.

    As first reported by this past December, the ‘Bond Bound: Ian Fleming and The Art Of Cover Design’ will be specifically focusing on the integral partnership of the 007 novels and their cover artwork.

    This exhibition, which officially begins on 22 April at The Fleming Collection will run until 14 September 2008.

    Bond Bound: Ian Fleming & The Art of Cover Design

    A major exhibition ‘Bond Bound: Ian Fleming & The Art of Cover Design’ will be on show at the Fleming Collection from 22 April to 28 June 2008. The exhibition, covering each book published, will also chart 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 will be 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
    Fax: +44 (0)20 7409 573

    Opening hours:
    (Admission Free)

    Monday Closed to general public
    Open by appointment for group visits and educational events
    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.

    For further information about the ‘Bond Bound’ exhibition:

    Cawdell Douglas
    10-11 Lower John Street
    London W1F 9EB
    T: +44 (0)20 7439 2822
    F: +44 (0)20 7287 5488

    Also check out the official Ian Fleming Centenary website for additional details.

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