It doesn’t matter if you’re talking about Sean Connery, Roger Moore or Daniel Craig, James Bond holds has a classic kind of cool that can’t be denied. While he’s been put beside some ingenious gadgets, iconic weapons and classic cars, it’s never been the toys that make the man. If anything, Bond has done more for product placement than it ever did for him. He’s the classic case of women wanting him and men wanting to be him (but also men wanting him and women wanting to be with him). Unless, of course, you’re a megalomaniacal villain.
When the twenty fourth incarnation of the series Spectre arrived in cinemas, it marked the return of the man in the dapper suit doing what he does best: Beating down baddies, wooing the ladies, and generally making the world a safer place, all in service of Her Majesty. The franchise has remained interesting and relevant by reinventing itself time and time again. When a new James Bond is cast, it’s an event and regardless of who your favorite is, the fact remains: the world loves 007.
In celebration of James Bond, we’ve hunted down some of the best art reimagined. From the classic Sean Connery to the fresh Daniel Craig, here are some of the best renditions of the world’s most loved spy.
JAMES BOND REIMAGINED BY ALAIN BOSSUYT
Saul Bass was a man of many talents. From Academy Award-winning filmmaker to graphic designer, his exacting aesthetic made his touch an instant brand. His most recognizable work includes the title sequences for famous films like North by Northwest, Ocean’s 11 and Psycho.
Alain Bossuyt (left), an Illustrator and Graphic Designer from Lille, channels Saul Bass par excellence in these movie posters that act both as posthumous tribute to Bass and spot-on conceptual re-imagining of what would have happened if Bass had ever worked on the legendary Bond films.
He has spent the last year working on a self-started project creating these James Bond movie posters, his online Behance gallery here. The results are beautifully crafted pieces of art, including this latest piece featuring Spectre. Alain’s arkwork is avalaible for purchase directly from society6.
From Russia With Love
You Only Live Twice
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Diamonds Are Forever
Live & Let Die
The Man With The Golden Gun
The Spy Who Loved Me
For Your Eyes Only
A View To A Kill
The Living Daylight
Licence To Kill
Tomorrow Never Dies
The World Is Not Enough
Die Another Day
Quantum of Solace
NOTE: Images sourced from art prints created by Alain Bossuyt.