The new domestic one sheet for “Skyfall,” a simple, sleek teaser for the 23rd Bond film, makes for a handsome addition to a series known for its artwork.
While such a minimalistic poster isn’t characteristic of Bond ads, which have typically erred on the side of explosive, it’s still true to the series and specifically the feel of “Skyfall.”
Since a new great Bond poster is as good an excuse as any to take a brief look back some of our favorites of the series, take a look at the full “Skyfall” poster and some oldies after the jump!
Like the film itself, the formula for James Bond movie poster is in place from the very beginning. If it ain’t broke…
“From Russia With Love”
One of the franchise’s best films appropriately has one of the best posters. Simple, iconic, the art captures everything that was great about the Connery era.
“Live and Let Die”
The poster for the first Roger Moore Bond film is a great example of the collage style you can find on many ads for the series. It also gets bonus points for depicting a giant alligator chasing a speed boat.
“The Man With the Golden Gun”
It’s hard to say “no” to a golden gun and inscribed bullet in the foreground.
“The Spy Who Loved Me”
The use of color here mixes perfectly with an intricate, 70s glam design.
“A View to a Kill”
He’s wearing a tux, standing on a suspension cable of the Golden Gate Bridge, while Christopher Walken leans out of a blimp.
A giant leap forward yet true to the series at the same time.
Back to the basic, it’s exactly what made the first Craig movie great.
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