14 new cover designs for James Bond books

Here's further proof that timeless heritage is one of the foremost graphic design trends in 2012, in the shape of these new James Bond reissues from Vintage Classics released today.

The paperback covers are designed by publisher Random House's in-house team to emphasise the cool sophistication of Ian Fleming's ubiquitous agent 007 and to evoke the heritage and era without appearing dated. For many, Bond’s contemporary image is closely aligned with the movies, yet the novels vividly evoke the setting and atmosphere of the period - and the covers reflect this distancing from the film franchise.

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