Michael Dooley shares a post-finale essay on advertising for the hit TV series Mad Men.
Michael Dooley explores Popular Skullture: The Skull Motif in Pulps, Paperbacks, and Comics, a book dedicated to vintage skull art.
David Ogilvy and other advertising greats are constantly referenced in Mad Men. Here, we take a look at Ogilvy's background and wisdoms—and his work.
Milton Glaser brings back his style and some street artists leave their typographic mark.
Milton Glaser was enticed to return to a style that helped put him on the map in the '60s for the campaign promoting the new season of "Mad Men." Take a deeper look at Glaser's iconic work.
Canadian Club Whiskey's brand legacy includes a 2008 renaissance with the ever-popular "Damn Right Your Dad Drank It" ad campaign. Find out how two directors send the typical creative brief into a tailspin and turn around a 16 year sales decline, all while highlighting the intersection of sex and design...
Film Director Steve Fuller discusses the inspiration behind Mad Men's title sequence with Steven Heller, divulging sources of inspiration.
Missed out on a lot in the last week while at the HOW Live, but here’s one of the highlights – a press release sent out from Sterling Cooper & Partners led to many discussing the fictional team’s new logo, including this review at Brand New.
Mad Men is hooked on cigarettes. And it just can’t stop. In the first scene of 2007’s pilot–set in 1960 and titled “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”–Don Draper talks with a waiter about Old Gold vs. Luckies. He shortly learns that they’re all poisonous. The theme continues, wafting through Don’s controversial “Why I’m quitting...
Paul Soady doesn’t care that Eric Gill had sex with his sister, his daughters, and his family dog. He’s simply in love with the art and typography of this controversial artist, writer, and designer of Gill Sans. And these days, he’s got a big crush on Gill’s Perpetua, so much so that he’s devoting...