Lately I have been watching Mad Men seasons 1 through 4 on Netflix. With Season 5 delayed until January 2012 I’ve been jonesing for the show just a bit, and I decided to watch the first for seasons over. I’m actually really glad that I have. I am catching all sorts of things this time around that I either missed or forgot over the last 4 and a half years.
The real reason I am posting about Mad Men has nothing to do with my TV viewing habits. What it does have to do with are these great posters from Cape Town-based design studio Radio. I have no idea if these are going to be used to promote Mad Men for the AMC network, but if not they should. The posters have a really nice retro feel to them without being to period. At times they feel older than the decade that Mad Men is set in, but that doesn’t bother me that much. They have a great illustrative style and the execution is really well done.
I am a huge Mad Men fan, and I am a little disappointed that the 2011 season is getting pushed back to 2012 due to “Creative Differences” between the lead writer/series creator, and the producers. If the show gets delayed my summer TV viewing is pretty much shot. On a brighter note over on Tumblr, Fredrick Samuel and friends have launched a little Mad Men project to see what the Sterling, Cooper, Draper, Price logo would look like with todays agencies. Below are a few, the rest are here and well worth the visit.
Sterling Cooper Draper Price as Crispin Porter + Bogusky