Mac Conner Was One Of The Real 'Mad Men,' And His 1950's Ad Art Is On View Now

September 10, 2014 1:35 PM

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Mac Conner Was One Of The Real 'Mad Men,' And His 1950's Ad Art Is On View Now

Thanks in large part to Matthew Weiner and his penchant for the 1960s, the glorious graphic design of post-war America has been resurrected. "Mad Men" consistently features the sleek imagery and retro typography that reigned supreme in the advertisement world decades ago, mimicking a crisp, handmade aesthetic nearly lost to our age of digital, hyperreal ads. The television show even hired classic illustrator Brian Sanders, who, at 75-years-old, created the perfect, era-specific portrait of Don Draper.

Sanders isn't the only Mad Man still showcasing the Rockwellian idealism endemic to American design in the fifties and sixties, though. Enter: Mac Conner.

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