Quantum of Solace in Hardback Design
Penguin Books have released a hardback edition of Ian Fleming’s James Bond short stories, with a cover designed by Angus Hyland and Fabian Herrmann from Pentagram, London. Quantum of Solace: The Complete James Bond Short Stories includes stories that inspired the Bond film classics From a View to a Kill, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, The Living Daylights and of course, Quantum of Solace, the latest in the series. Hyland created a cloth-covered hardback with cover imagery restricted to a silver foil-blocked image of Bond’s infamous Walther PPK (shown here with silencer). A subtle diamond pattern is debossed on to the boards, which combined with deep burgundy endpapers evokes the discerning elegance of Bond’s world. An embossed manila bellyband with typewritten cover information on the label evokes the official documents of the period.