Our website is looking AWESOME today.
For real you guys. Monday’s Mad Men-themed issue is looking super cool—like, straight out of some Newsweek time warp from 1968. We’ll be sticking bits and pieces of it here on the tumblr all week, but do check it out on newsstands or iPad if you want to touch and feel (and smell? should we do scratch and sniff gin decals?) the real deal.
This is cool. Our creative director Dirk Barnett tweeted this picture of his “mood board” for the retro design his team is applying to the next Mad Men-themed issue of Newsweek (it’s out Monday). Those are all scans from 60’s-era issues of the magazine.
This (defaced) subway ad for Mad Men actually served the purpose of reminding me to get caught up on the show—I’m behind.
“Who the hell is that?”
Thank you, Roger.
Best line of the finale (after the one about “another pretty face”).
Today in excellent uses of the Newsweek archives: MAD ADS. Our favorite, most outrageous, most ridiculous ads from the Mad Men era, as printed in 1960s Newsweek.
In which we declare it “Man Week” at Newsweek, and try to take our minds off, ahem, larger problems. A roundup:
On this week’s cover, Andrew Romano and Tony Dokoupil argue for “Men’s Lib,” in which men embrace girly jobs and dirty diapers.
Watch them on the Today Show, view a gallery of their favorite ad men, and get Joshua Alston’s take on why, for black men, the goal has never been about pursuing “manly” careers.
And Rachel Sklar picks the story apart, piece by piece.
The Mad Men School of Seduction
As anticipation for the upcoming season of Mad Men continues to grow, I thought I’d pay tribute to those lotharios of Sterling Cooper. This video features almost every pickup line uttered between seasons 1-3. Have you been having trouble with the ladies? Well, take a cue from Campbell, Cosgrove, Kinsey, and, of course, the great Roger Sterling, among others. In less than 3 minutes, you’ll have the skills to score any choice dame. Mix yourself an Old Fashioned, light that Lucky Strike, and enjoy!
Oh, for God’s sake. We’re sorry it took us so long to promote the brilliance of this, by our Ryan Jones.