Tuesday, September 06, 2011

'Mad Men' season 5 posters.


(click posters)
By Cape Town designer(s) Radio. Me, I've never watched five minutes of the overrated show, but I know a lot of you people are all giddy and shit about the next season of misogyny, TV fake-smoking, alcoholism, and occasional advertising dialogue. Like the show, these designs do absolutely nothing for me.
Related: The Don Draper doll looks nothing like Don Draper.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's important to point out that these posters are not official. They are self initiated. By the way, for someone who's watched only five minutes of the show (the scene where Salvatore Romano was about to get a blowjob from the bellhop?), you seem to know a lot, CR. You've given a pretty good description of what the show is about: misogyny, fake smoking, alcoholism and occasional ad dialogue. Also: depression, self-aggrandizement, fooling around, tits/ass (Christina Hendricks), knavery, fashion. Did I miss something, readers?

Posters are good. You are just jealous.

3:40 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Thanks for your additions. I read a lot about the show. And I am most certainly not jealous of these posters.

3:43 PM  
Blogger martin said...

I really like the show. More than anything else, I think it's about America and how we ended up where we are. Either way, the posters are pretty lame. There's nothing interesting or creative about them. They're just a jumble of (admittedly ok) icons that don't really do anything other than reinforce the idea that the show isn't about anything.

7:54 PM  
Anonymous jeez louise said...

@ anon&ranter

...why don't you two just get a room and stop this sexual tension already!!!

8:30 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Anon is the one with the hard-on. But I'm married.

9:00 PM  
Blogger Nomad said...

"Me, I've never watched five minutes of the overrated show" Says it all right there.
I know some people who could say the same about this blog but to those people, I would say, "No, ye naysayer! How can you judge something you have even devoted more than five minutes on?" Of course, some things are made for higher tastes.

3:49 AM  
Blogger Nomad said...

@ copyranter
Ha ha, so was Sal!

3:50 AM  
Blogger thompsonboy said...

I tried watching that show. Just not for me. Funny enough friends of mine NOT in advertising find it more amusing.

6:55 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

I've read several good books about the ad industry during that period. I've also watched several clips of this show online; the writing/story lines don't do it for me. And this blog has sucked from the beginning, so it is not overrated.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Sarah Bahbah said...

What would Don Draper do about this poor advertising?

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/wwddd

1:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess, at some point, I'll just have to accept that advertisers don't want you to know what their product is.

But in the end, it seems like all they really need to do is say "Mad Men: Season 5" somewhere it'll be read-- oh. Wait. No. It's in small print at the bottom of a cliche'd, boring ad. If this were in a magazine I was reading, I'd flip past it thinking it was probably some strange introduction to the the next story inside, whether or not it had to do with manatees and nasal weight lifting, and continue never having heard of the show.

4:00 PM  

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