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A Coup Worthy of Mad Men

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.

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Sex + Design: Behind Canadian Club Whiskey’s 2008 Brand Revival

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…

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Mad Men’s Peggy and the Truth About Cigarette Branding

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 …

A New History of Graphic Design in an Old Book

I’ve actually owned a copy of The History and Development of Advertising by Frank Presbrey for 20 years and in all that time I never even cracked it open. A few weeks ago, I did the deed. It was a …

A View From Inside the 1960s Music Revolution

“When did music become so important?” That’s Don Draper from last week’s Mad Men, set in 1966. Later in the episode he turns off “Tomorrow Never Knows,” from the Beatles album Revolver, and walks out of the room. There’s something happening …