James Bond & Friends – Episode 0080: Art of Bond: From Russia, With Love

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere.

What is the legacy of Richard Chopping on Bond’s look and feel?

The panel takes a look at the first edition of From Russia, With Love by Richard Chopping. Why is it such a striking piece of art and how did covers that followed it emulate it? Then, each panellist introduces another dusk jacket or cover art for the same title worthy of praise, or merely of interest. Along the way, the panel discovers mysterious murders, art behind the Iron Curtain, the disappearing comma, and Saul Bass Bond.

The recording took place on January 29th, 2021 in New Zealand, UK, Germany, and Spain.

Paul Atkinson is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential 

Peter Lorenz runs the Illustrated 007 blog

Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger

David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com 

Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2021

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David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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