Painting Iconic 007 Books

As part of Penguin UK's re-release of Ian Fleming's classic 007 Bond books on May 29th, they commissioned Michael Gillette to paint 14 iconic covers for the project.

The paintings are done in '60s pin-up style with the book titles scrawled down in retro fonts across the backsides of Bond girls.

According to the Penguin Blog, "The books were numbered on their spines so it's not hard to read them in order. The blurbs, adapted from earlier Penguin editions, were themed around the new unified concept. Fourteen book biographies, one for each back flap, replaced the usual author biography (which is found on page one). A short extract from each book graces the back cover."

See the rest of the paintings here.