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Life Books James Bond

LIFE Books James Bond cover

50 Years of James Bond is the definitive dossier on all things Bond, timed to the 50th anniversary of the popular film series and the release of Bond’s latest adventure, “Skyfall,” in 2012. LIFE and its photographers have followed Bond over the years, documenting many of the films and actors on set, from Sean Connery, the series’ most famous Bond, to its current star, Daniel Craig. Our design for the book is inspired by the films’ famous iconography, with typography influenced by the series’ original period—the sixties—as well as the posters and title sequences of the films.

Since 2009, Li’l Robin has worked with LIFE Books to design several of the publisher’s titles. The books tell stories through images, often pulling photography from the extensive Time & Life picture collection. Each book maintains the iconic LIFE brand but creates a unique setting for the subject. The design elements are carefully coordinated to establish a framework that makes the images the focus, bringing the brilliant photography to “life.”

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