New 007 hardbacks celebrate Ian Fleming’s legacy with fresh designs

Ian Fleming Publications announces the release of new hardback editions of all fourteen James Bond novels with artwork by Michael Gillette.

Michael Gillette shared this teaser image, with the cover designs to be revealed at a later date

In a fitting tribute to the creator of James Bond, Ian Fleming Publications has unveiled a project sure to thrill fans of the legendary spy. Marking Ian Fleming’s birthday today, the company has announced the forthcoming release of new hardback editions of Fleming’s complete James Bond series. Scheduled for publication on 3rd October 2024, these editions will include the iconic novels from Casino Royale to Octopussy and the Living Daylights, each adorned with newly commissioned cover art by renowned designer Michael Gillette.

Michael Gillette, celebrated for his classic Bond cover designs from 2008, has been entrusted once more with creating the visual identity for this prestigious collection. His 2008 designs became instant classics, capturing the imaginations of a new generation of Bond fans. Publishing Director Simon Ward reminisces about seeing those covers in a bookshop window, recognizing their immediate impact and timeless appeal. Ward expressed his excitement about collaborating with Gillette again, promising that the new designs will be just as captivating.

The forthcoming hardback editions aim to offer more than just aesthetic appeal. Besides the striking cover art, these editions will feature exclusive bonus content, enriching the reading experience for both long-time fans and newcomers. While specific details about the bonus content remain under wraps, it is expected to provide deeper insights into Fleming’s world, adding value to these collectible volumes.

Gillette himself shared his enthusiasm for the project, reflecting on the honour of revisiting his previous work and the opportunity to bring something fresh to the iconic series. “I’m very excited to see this set released. It was wonderful to make the 2008 set, and to get a second opportunity is a great honour. I hope that fans and new readers will sense the love and thought with which they were created,” he said.

While the new cover designs remain a mystery for now, an image shared by Gillette hints at the artistic direction, suggesting a blend of contemporary and classic elements that respect the legacy of Fleming’s creation while offering a modern twist.

For Bond fans, these new editions represent a perfect opportunity to revisit Fleming’s masterful storytelling. Pre-orders are open now, inviting fans to once again dive into the thrilling world of 007.

Source: Ian Fleming Publications

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