Sunday, August 1, 2010

Helvetica, Meet Mad Men.

I loved tonight's episode of Mad Men -- Don Draper and his perfectly messy personal life are back -- and I love every bit of it. (Is that wrong??) I also loved the copy of this Helvetica poster that I spotted in Peggy's office:

My mission to learn the story behind this poster is currently underway (and if anyone has any leads, please let me know!)


Leslie B said...

I'm not sure when that poster was made, but it's from the D. Stempel type foundry, which merged with Linotype, the original owners of the Helvetica typeface. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend the documentary 'Helvetica'.

And great episode of Mad Men. I was happy to see Glen again - I think he's a very interesting (though creepy) character, and I think his relationship with Sally will be a fun one to follow.

I'm trying to win a walk-on role on the site - I'd love your votes and help getting my photo out there!

heather said...

Thanks, Leslie! I just learned about the Helvetica documentary -- I'm definitely planning to check it out.

Best of luck in the Mad Men casting call contest -- I've cast my vote!