MI6 has an exclusive first look at the new "From
Russia With Love" paperback illustrated by tattoo
artist Chris Garver...
Update: Final artwork confirmed,
a look at the complete book jacket design, and artist
Chris Garver talks about
Inked "From Russia With Love" Preview
12th December 2009 / 9th May 2010
Renowned tattoo artist Chris Garver has illustrated a new paperback
edition of "From
Russia With Love". Garver confirmed his involvement
to MI6 back on 11th December 2009.
The new illustrated edition of "From Russia With Love", Ian
Fleming's fifth James Bond novel, will be published by Penguin in the USA
on June 29th 2010.
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Above: Final artwork
(above left) shows the cover girl as a brunette, whereas
a preview design (above right), shown off in the Penguin
catalogue, had her as a blonde. The other difference
of note is
new 'Penguin Ink' imprint logo.
For seventy-five years, Penguin has united the
best in literature with the best in graphic design, creating
some of the world’s most recognizable books. To help celebrate
their anniversary, Penguin has chosen six of their favourite
books and are presenting them with new covers specially designed
some of the world’s best artists working in the world of
tattoos and illustration. These striking new covers, perfectly
reflecting the timeless stories within, document Penguin’s
efforts to bring new readers to great books.
"I was asked to do a
James Bond cover by Penguin Books and I was really
this project. When the
art director from Penguin told me that Scott Campbell
and Chris Conn were also doing covers for Penguin,
I was even more stoked since I’m a big fan of
their art work!" - Chris Garver
Other titles in the Penguin Ink series are: "Money" by
Martin Amis, "Waiting For The Barbarians" by J. M.
Coetzee, "Bridget Jones's Diary" by Helen Fielding, "The
Bone People" by Keri Hulme, and "The Broom Of The System" by
David Foster Wallace.
About The Illustrator
Famous for his appearance on TLC reality show "Miami
Ink", aired in the USA, Garver is a world traveler
who has tattooed clients in Asia, both Americas, and throughout
Europe. Garver is widely considered to be among the best
tattoo artists in the world with a celebrity-studded list
of private clients (and a wait list).
James Bond is a marked man. SMERSH – the Russian organization dedicated
to wiping out foreign spies – has targeted him for elimination. Fiendish
Colonel Rosa Klebb and her top assassin lay a sting for Bond in Istanbul – and
they have the perfect bait in the irresistible Tatiana Romanova, whose orders
are to seduce 007 and leave the rest to her superiors. But when the trap is sprung,
Bond and Tatiana become pawns in a deadly game of cross and double-cross…
Left: Artist Chris Garver
Released: 29th June 2010
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