A recent New York Times article tells us the show's creator, Matthew Weiner,
inspired by a childhood memory of lush, painterly illustrations on T.W.A.
flight menus, wanted to recreate that look for this season’s print campaign.
could be we are thinking of a different era, but the Mad Men finished art looks
more like a rough indication than any of the “lush, painterly illustrations” we
remember from back in the day.
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On the other hand, a reader has just brought this to our attention:
Dear Edwina... I thought it was a Bob Peak ripoff:
If you’re like us, you didn’t know nothing about nothing
until you discovered Wikipedia on the
Internets. We didn’t even know our fellow key artists were ripping off some
19th century German romantic (pardon the oxymoron) painter until one of readers
sent us this article on Caspar David Friedrich’s "Wanderer above the Sea of Fog"