Hey guys, this week’s dose of design news is in celebration of one of the most influential and iconic characters in cinema – James Bond in 50 years of spying in style.
Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style
The Barbican‘s exhibit which will end on September 5 showcases the unique Bond style celebrated over the past 50 years. The exhibit gives us a peek to the stories behind the whole design and style of one of the most iconic cinema brand ever made – James Bond from 1962′s “Dr No” to this year’s “Skyfall”.
In collaboration with EON Productions, the unique exhibit brings the audience to the craft behind the movie icons, villains, Bond automobiles, gadgets, special effects, motion graphics, unique locations, stunts, props, set production designs and costumes – all the details summarizing the ultimate Bond experience for the last 50 years.
Some features at Designing 007 include a recreation of Jill Masterson’s golden body from Goldfinger (1964), dresses worn in Casino Royale (2006), James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5, the Ice Palace sculptures from Die Another Day (2002) and designs for the Jetpack piloted by Bond in Thunderball. There are various displays of major artwork for sets and storyboards by world renowned production designers, and costume designs by Hollywood’s best designers and by some major names in fashion like Giorgio Armani, Brioni, Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford, Hubert de Givenchy, Gucci’s Frida Giannini, Miuccia Prada and more.
A model of Sean Connery leaning against James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5. Photo by Rii Schroer (Source)
Scaramanger’s golden gun and bullet from The Man with the Golden Gun, 1974. Photo by Rii Schroer (Source)
A necklace worn in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). Photo by Rii Schroer (Source)
The betting table in Casino Royale. Photo by Rii Schroer (Source)
The exhibition commenced last July 6 and will end on September 5 at The Barbican in London, UK. The exhibit is designed by Ab Rogers and curated by the Barbican, with guest-curation by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Academy award-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming.
Global James Bond Day
Still in celebration of the astonishing 50 years of Ian Flemming’s most influential cinematic character, creators of the 007 have declared October 5th to be the “Global James Bond Day”. It coincides with the first ever Bond movie release – “Dr. No” in 1962 starring Sean Connery as Bond.
The series of events will be sponsored by Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Check out the report from MSN for more details.
This year, Daniel Craig will make his third appearance as James Bond in Sam Mendes’ Skyfall to be released in the US on November 9th.
Skyfall Movie Poster starring Daniel Craig as James Bond. (Source)