Mad Men (part deux)
Let’s see how many posts I can make about Mad Men this year. It’s clear I’m obsessed with this show. I don’t even have cable and I manage to watch it every week thanks to the wonderful interwebz. So I was excited that Kate shared this link on [command save]. It’s a post by Mark Simonson on the typography used on Mad Men. It’s quite interesting because I was just thinking about the type on Donald Draper’s door the other day.
“The blown up vintage clip art seems odd here, too. The whole layout has a Kinko’s feel to it.” – Mark Simonson
It’s a great entry, but this statement sort of depresses me. I work at a copy place, and there are a lot of image limits and time constraints at these establishments which result in shotty design work. I look at these examples and feel slightly embarrassed because I’m doing crap just like that. Can I even use the statement “not by choice”? I guess not.
Please tell me it gets better because if it doesn’t I’m going to get my Masters in Art History or something.