Modernist posters reimagine the architecture of James Bond
James Bond is brought to life in new and wonderful ways through these modernist illustrations from the films
While architecture may not be the first thing that springs to mind when we think of James Bond, the film’s locations are not only often crucial to the plot but also look pretty cool. Now, the most iconic sets from the films have been celebrated by artist Leonie Wharton, who has been commissioned by home service tool HomeAdvisor to bring the beautiful buildings to life. The minimalist posters are nicely timed to whet our appetite in advance of No Time To Die’s delayed 2021 release date. Enjoy our favourites from this modernist exploration of Bond’s back catalogue.
Fort Knox may be at the centre of Goldfinger’s masterplan, but 007 doesn’t plan on letting him control the world’s gold market just yet. Surely, though, they can at least agree on the beauty in the building’s symmetrical Art Deco lines.
What is it with James Bond and sharks? 007 just can’t resist them, illustrated here at Rock Point, the Bahamas home of Emilio Largo and where Bond decides to take a dip in a shark-infested pool.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Seems a shame to waste such perfect skiing conditions, but Ernst Stavro Blofeld has loftier plans than a black run. Switzerland’s iconic Piz Gloria restaurant is brought ominously to life – an appropriate spot, then, from which to wage a bacteriological war.
Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory becomes secret antenna cradle Janus Satellite Control Center, the evil headquarters which control the GoldenEye satellites in 1995’s classic GoldenEye.
Home to Bond’s arguably most enticing villain, Hashima Island in Takashimamachi, Japan, becomes the lair of Raoul Silva in Skyfall. His base where he hopes to seduce both the world and Bond himself, its simple form here is set against a fittingly apocalyptic sky. §