“No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to drive.”
My newest limited edition print: 007 DB5. James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5 is a classic, so when I was approached by Bottleneck Gallery for their Gadgets & Gizmos show, I knew exactly what fictional technology deserved my time and energy. Bond’s gadget filled Aston Martin was unveiled in 1964′s Goldfinger, but also made appearances in Thunderball, Goldeneye, Casino Royale, and 2012′s Skyfall.
Similar to Skyfall, I wanted my print to be deeply rooted in the past. No fancy computers, no buildings, just a DB5 blasting its classic dual machine guns. The custom DB5 (license BMT 216A) was also equipped with battering rams, smoke screens, bulletproof windows, shields, tire shredders, oil slick, rotating license plates, and an ejector seat. You can even catch a glimpse of 007 himself driving the car.
How to get a 007 DB5 print:
This piece is limited to exactly 180 prints available exclusively from Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn (online and at their physical location). It’s a gorgeous two color screen print by VGKids in Michigan, using white and shiny metallic gold ink. The gold ink rocks on the muzzle flares and draws from the DB5′s debut in Goldfinger. It’s printed on gigantic 12×36″ ‘Blacktop’ construction paper from the French Paper Company. Prints are available here at Bottleneck Gallery’s website.
And here’s a shot of the final print file with halftones for screen printing: