Thursday, 19 November 2009

Michael Gillette (OUGD101)

INTERPRETING IMAGES OF THE PRESENT PAST AND RANGE OF CULTURES

EXAMPLE 2:

'Ian Fleming - Casino Royale (Book Cover)'

This image can be found at: http://awards.dandad.org/2009/categories/illu/illustration/26152/from-russia-with-love-diamonds-are-forever-dr-no-goldfinger-octopussy-and

This design along with others which were part of a set won a 2009 D&AD Award in the category of Illustration in the field of Book Design.

Personally, I think this design - and all the others that accompany it (which can be found on the link given) - is brilliant. I am very fond of psychedelic graphics of the 1960s and the remanence of this come through to me in this design a lot. Particularly through the (hand drawn) typography due to the general shape and form which I would highly associate with the 60s. The image has an almost sexy (for better a word) air about it which I would relate to the whole liberal vibe of the 60s imagery. This also helps to communicate the general suave nature of James Bond. He is essentially portrayed as one hell of a cool cat who gets all the attractive ladies, and this design/series of designs certainly do him justice!

Cheers.

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