Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner talks about the end of the series.

Spotted outside Penn Station: a giant cocktail promoting the upcoming season premiere of AMC’s Mad Men. We can’t wait.

Spotted outside Penn Station: a giant cocktail promoting the upcoming season premiere of AMC’s Mad Men. We can’t wait.

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"A lot of the business people and creative people that I’m fascinated by all have something in common, which is a lot of failure—a lot of dramatic failure—and a lot of rejection." — Matthew Weiner

fastcompany:

"A lot of the business people and creative people that I’m fascinated by all have something in common, which is a lot of failure—a lot of dramatic failure—and a lot of rejection." — Matthew Weiner

Last week we saw how Don Draper would age in 40-plus years. Today Don Draper is fast forwarding from the 1960s to the 1980s through the 80s Don Draper Twitter account, where Don markets classic products of the decade. 

The FW.com did a photoshop analysis on Mad Men characters Don Draper and Joan Holloway to see how the habits of smoking and drinking would age them. What do you think about how they look in 2013?

Don Draper, Meet Don Draper.

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Both Don Draper and ad land cross paths with their not-so-distant pasts in the official poster for Mad Men Season 6.

According to The New York Times, Matthew Weiner drew inspiration from commercial illustration books from the ’60s and ’70s. Unable to find someone who could replicate the effect, he managed to find the guy who produced the real stuff: one Brian Sanders, still hard at work.

That’s some hardcore classic ad magic.

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Is it April 7 yet?

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“MAD MEN” RETURNS IN APRIL
Shake and cry guys, shake and cry.
“To be able to continue exploring the stories of these characters for a sixth season is an amazing opportunity,” creator Matt Weiner said in a statement. “We love mining this world and look forward to bringing the audience stories that we hope will continue to both surprise and entertain them.”

huffposttv:

“MAD MEN” RETURNS IN APRIL

Shake and cry guys, shake and cry.

“To be able to continue exploring the stories of these characters for a sixth season is an amazing opportunity,” creator Matt Weiner said in a statement. “We love mining this world and look forward to bringing the audience stories that we hope will continue to both surprise and entertain them.”

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The Emmy noms are here! Mad Men, which premiered five years ago today, leads the way with 17 nominations.
[Source: New York Times]

You already know we’re big fans of the show.

gifhound:

The Emmy noms are here! Mad Men, which premiered five years ago today, leads the way with 17 nominations.

[Source: New York Times]

You already know we’re big fans of the show.

If you, like us, are already suffering withdrawals since last night’s finale of Mad Men, here are a few little-known facts about the show to satisfy your craving (via BuzzFeed): Mad Men was originally pitched to HBO. Glen is played by show creator Matthew Weiner’s son. Most of the show’s writers are women. The $19K salary that lured Peggy from the company is equivalent to $131K today. It costs about $2.84 million to produce each episode.Read more »

If you, like us, are already suffering withdrawals since last night’s finale of Mad Men, here are a few little-known facts about the show to satisfy your craving (via BuzzFeed):

Mad Men was originally pitched to HBO.
Glen is played by show creator Matthew Weiner’s son.
Most of the show’s writers are women.
The $19K salary that lured Peggy from the company is equivalent to $131K today.
It costs about $2.84 million to produce each episode.

Read more »

Too many ad execs think like Don Draper about PR, writes Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ Patrick Slevin. But Don’s contempt for PR later came back to haunt him. Read on.

Too many ad execs think like Don Draper about PR, writes Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ Patrick Slevin. But Don’s contempt for PR later came back to haunt him. Read on.