Sunday, July 27, 2008
Come Fly With Me (To The 1960s)
To celebrate the return of that stylish series Mad Men for a second season on AMC, Entertainment Weekly is running an exploration of the stylish appointments in main character Don Draper's high-rise Manhattan office. Though I definitely dig the (unmentioned) abstract painting on the wall of that swank corner office, what I'd really like to see on my own wall is the fantastic TWA poster focusing on the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. Somehow it instantly transports one back to that era, when jetting to NYC and seeing the four attractions created by Walt Disney for the Fair was possible. Not to mention that the poster is a spectacularly stylish artifact. Though it's not part of the office decor as chosen by Mad Men's design whiz Amy Wells (at least as seen in the photo), it's no wonder this advertising artwork is included in this article on the show's sharp but always subtle early-60s sensibility.