Just a reminder for James Bond fans in Edinburgh that one of the exhibitions set up to mark Ian Fleming’s centenary, ‘Bond Bound: Ian Fleming and The Art of Cover Design’, is coming to the City Art Centre on Saturday, 5 July.
Focusing on the cover artwork that has graced the 007 novels throughout the past 50 years, the exibition first opened at The Fleming Collection on 22 April.
‘Bond Bound: Ian Fleming and The Art of Cover Design’ runs from 5 July through 14 September in Edinburgh. The original press announcement follows:
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
Tel: +44 (0)20 7409 5730
Fax: +44 (0)20 7409 573
Monday Closed to general public
Open by appointment for group visits and educational events
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:
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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