Book: Kevin Dart’s "Seductive Espionage: The World of Yuki 7"

Drawn! has a review of Kevin Dart's cool new art book about a 1906s Japanese spy girl, Yuki 7, called "Seductive Espionage"

The concept: creating a “globe-trotting female superspy” set in the mid-60’s through fictional movies, complete with posters, lobby cards, and trailers–all with the look and feel of the 1960’s Bond era, with a dash of extra influences as well. Kevin what inspired him for the project on his blog:

I combed through some folders of reference I had collected over the last few years, immersing myself in campy Euro-spy film posters, 1960’s Thai pop music album covers, and mid-century modern architecture. I went back and re-watched some of my favorite spy films like “You Only Live Twice” and discovered new ones like “Deadlier than the Male”. A world slowly started to form in my head and I could feel hundreds of backlogged ideas and unfinished stories suddenly collide into one cohesive mass. Later on, I realized Yuki 7 had been building for years even though she arrived in a flash of insight.

Book: Kevin Dart’s Seductive Espionage: The World of Yuki 7


  1. Retro, post modernism, pastiche and remakes are all very well, but isn’t it about time that we started making some original stuff again?

  2. Looks very nice, but I’m intrigued by the possibilities of that typo: “cool new art book about a 1906s Japanese spy girl”. What would a 1906s spy world look like?

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