To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of James Bond, graphic designer Arina Orlova proudly exhibited a glamorous series of icons throughout the years at cueB Gallery in London. The hand-painted Giclee prints shown here are from the set Bond Girls: Love & Let Die. As Bond girls have always been worshipped for their beauty, the series shows how the aesthetic for sexiness and fashion changed over the half century. Orlova said, “the visual language of the project is inspired by the iconographic traditions of Byzantium and ancient Russia where each colour had its own value and meaning”, which is why she chose to use red for the girls who were killed on screen.
The Moscow born artist also created an infographic design set displaying the ratio of kills to kisses for each of the six incarnations of 007. Although each figure for Kills and Kisses is faceless upon an elegant gold background, Orlova’s attention to detail makes each Bond easily recognizable. Along with her recent works focused around James Bond, much of Orlova’s other works focus on a theme of investigating “personal and modern Mythology.” Follow Arina Orlova on Facebook and Twitter and check out her website for more fascinating works.