Picture at top is Chip Kidd’s desk at Knopf. The one at
bottom is Edwina Trout’s desk here in the MonkeyArtAwards executrix suite. And
yes, you smg-faced technodouches, that is a Quadra 605 with a 68040 upgrade.
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"
"I have no idea what this one is about, but I think
something happened like an earthquake or something, because those people are
running and look scared. And the big picture of the guy, he looks scared too,
scared of the earthquake. Argo is the name of the guy in the picture. Or it has
something to do with a ship, like there is an earthquake and they all have to
go on a ship named Argo. It looks like a bad movie and I can't see it because
Rhythm & Hues is filing for bankruptcy. The companny informed employees around 9 PM Sunday of the upcoming Chapter 11 filing. Many Rhythm & Hues employees were also told by management not to show up to work Monday. On Friday, the company preceded its bankruptcy filing news by announcing to workers that paychecks would be delayed indefinitely.