The art of FBFO: part five
Every month on the For Bond Fans Only Facebook group, members are asked to vote for a Bond-related topic/theme to celebrate and discuss in depth. For instance, FBFO may shine the spotlight on one of the actors, a specific film in the series, a character or a novel/short story, etc.
Anything is up for suggestion, by any member... but there's a twist. You see, FBFO has an affectionate streak of sardonic humour running throughout it, very much like Bond himself, so there is only one caveat: all suggestions have to be pun-tastic! This is demonstrated by the gems (and groaners) below.
Since February 2020, FBFO's very own Chris Smith has produced the artwork banner images for these monthly, pun-embracing, celebrations. Collated below are his designs for the first half of 2021. Enjoy.
January 2021: "Lambuary"
Theme: the sacrificial lamb has been a staple part of the Bond series since Dr No. In January, we celebrated (and mourned) every lamb from 1962–2015.
February 2021: "Fibruary"
Theme: the masters of disguise.
March 2021: "Marchial"
Theme: the hardcore Bond fans among us will recognise the quote that adorns March's banner. A month dedicated to the camp-tastic Diamonds Are Forever.
April 2021: "Crêpe-ril"
Theme: both Fleming's and the on-screen Bond enjoy the finer things in life, and one of those is glorious food.
May 2021: "Gay May"
Theme: the contribution the LGBTQIA+ community has made to the series — including those fictional devils from Diamonds Are Forever, Mr Wint and Mr Kidd.
June 2021: "June & Gloom"
Theme: Bond's darkest moments.
The art of FBFO will return.
Chris, from Essex, has been in love with Bond since he was 13 years old. He's now one of FBFO's awfully talented graphic designers.