Sunday, March 25, 2012

The 'Mad Men' Ad Bandwagon

In breathless anticipation of the series' return tonight, vintage ads have become the hot new thing, and print publications have been going all out to cash in on the allure of 1960s Madison Avenue nostalgia. The New Yorker pulled the ads above and left from their archives for an online display, while the beauties below belong to a high-concept initiative by Newsweek (oh that Tina Brown!), in which all of the advertisers in an particular issue were invited to create retro-styled ads à la Sterling Cooper. I picked a few of my favorites, but you can see all of them here.

1 comment:

  1. I admit to remembering when Fortrel was new. (I bet that guy snores loudly too) We believed in polyester, free love, and the future of the space program. But polyester proved to be horribly flammable, free love gave people AIDS, and the Challenger disaster turned the optimism of Star Trek into the cynicism of Alien. The decade began with the bounce of the Beatles and ended in the despair and chaos of the Chicago convention. As Dickens said, "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times".