Season 7 Premieres
April 13 10/9c
Get a first look at Mad Men‘s final season with this new AMC video, featuring Don Draper post-flight. Where is he coming from? Where is he going? Watch the video and post your own theories below.
Iconic artist Milton Glaser designed the key art for Mad Men Season 7. In this interview with AMC, he reminisces about hanging out with Bob Dylan, the ad business of the late sixties, and his creative process.
Q: You’re responsible for so many iconic images — the I Love New York logo, Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits album poster, the DC Comics logo. Is there a piece of work you’re most fond of?
A: It’s a lot like having a lot of children — it’s very hard to pick the one that I love the most. But when I’m finished with a job, I’m finished with it. And it just sort of goes into the storage room, and I’m on to the next… Truthfully, I’m more interested in what I’m going to do than what I’ve already done.
Q: Were you a fan of the show before being asked to contribute art?
A: Yes! I watch it all the time. It was an environment that I grew up in. I had a lot of friends in the advertising business, and it was a growth of a particular moment in the advertising world… I used to work for ad agencies frequently — a lot more then than I do now. So I knew the world. And Mad Men is a really wonderful re-evocation of that time.
Q: Tell us about your process. Was it any different for this project?
AMC has unveiled the official poster for the final season of Mad Men, designed by renowned artist Milton Glaser. As Glaser explains in an exclusive interview with amc.com, the imagery plays on recurring themes from the series,”notably the head of a woman and the wine being poured.” Another familiar element that Glaser incorporates is “the figure that has become symbolic of the program” — the iconic silhouette of Don Draper from the show’s opener. Juxtaposing Don’s original Season 1 image with psychedelic art indicative of the new season was a challenge that Glaser happily accepted, and the result is, as he puts it, “harmonious and convincing as a single experience.”
Mad Men‘s final season begins Sun., Apr. 13 10/9c on AMC.
• Jon Hamm played dominoes to benefit a nonprofit called Artists for Peace and Justice, according to Variety. Hamm shares with Glamour that Jay R. Ferguson taught him to play the game, which is “an easy game to pick up, but hard to get good at.”
• Deadline reports that Rich Sommer has joined the cast of a CBS pilot called Good Session.
• The Hollywood Reporter says that Teyonah Parris is set to join Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse, a scripted comedy produced by LeBron James.
• Jessica Paré talks to Stylist about the evolution of Megan’s wardrobe into “a lot of heavy prints and beautiful combinations.”
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This Sunday, Mar. 9 at 6AM/5c, Madison Avenue heads to the Golden State during “Go West Mad Men.” The trio of encore episodes features Don traveling to California to visit Anna (Season 4, Episode 3 “The Good News”); Megan accompanying Don to L.A. as Sally and Bobby’s nanny (Season 4, Episode 13 “Tomorrowland”); and Don, Roger and Harry’s trip to woo a client (Season 6, Episode 10: “A Tale of Two Cities”). Revisiting these excursions to the West Coast begs a key question: Is Ted the best person to run Sterling Cooper & Partners’ new L.A. office? Or would someone else be better for the gig? Here’s your chance to weigh in before Mad Men‘s final season begins on April 13…
Peggy Olson has come a long way since she started working at Sterling Cooper as Don Draper’s secretary, and it’s been quite a ride. Get caught up on Peggy’s story — and her climb to the top as Copy Chief of Sterling Cooper & Partners — in less than two minutes with this new AMC video…
Want to get to know Peggy’s mentor, Don, too? Watch Mad Men in Less Than Two Minutes – The Don Draper Edition
It makes sense that the Mad Men episodes to generate the most buzz would be the season premiere and finale, but what about the episodes in between? Here are the top five Season 6 episodes that set the Twittersphere afire…
1. Episode 1, “The Doorway”
Don and Megan vacation in Hawaii. Don begins an affair with a neighbor upon their return. Roger’s mother and his shoeshine man pass away. Betty dyes her signature blonde hair to black.
2. Episode 13, “In Care Of”
Pete’s mother is declared dead after she falls off the side of a cruise ship. Ted ends his affair with Peggy after he decides to run the Los Angeles office. Don reveals the sordid truth about his childhood in the middle of a pitch.
3. Episode 8, “The Crash”
The SCDP staff are injected with an “energy serum” that results in dancing, knife-throwing and racing through the agency. At the Draper apartment, Sally encounters a female burglar claiming to be her grandmother.
4. Episode 3, “Collaborators”
Don and Sylvia’s affair intensifies. Megan confesses her miscarriage to Don. Trudy confronts Pete about his infidelity with a female neighbor. Don alienates Herb Rennet during a meeting with Jaguar.
5. Episode 6, “For Immediate Release”
Don fires Jaguar when Herb suggests help with the creative. Pete loses the Vicks account after catching his father-in-law with a prostitute. CGC and SCDP win the Chevy account together and merge as an agency.
Want to see what all the buzz was about? Click here to watch Season 6 full episodes on amc.com now.
This week, Mad Men gets a cover story in The Saturday Evening Post, while Ben Feldman is the lead in an NBC pilot. Plus, Cinema Blend checks out AMC’s two-minute summary of Don over the course of six seasons. Read on for more:
• The Saturday Evening Post asks Mad Men‘s cast members about watching their audition tapes, while MediaBistro checks out the publication’s retro Mad Men cover.
• Cinema Blend reports on AMC’s two-minute primer “summarizing the highlights and lowlights of Don Draper’s existence” over the past six seasons.
• According to TheWrap, Ben Feldman has been cast as the lead in an NBC pilot called A to Z.
Don Draper? Dick Whitman? AMC takes a look at Don’s identity crisis this Sunday, Mar. 3 at 6AM/5c with four episodes that feature Don’s past coming back to haunt him. These back-to-back encores include Betty’s discovery of her husband’s alias (Season 3, Episode 10: “The Color Blue“); Don’s confession to Betty (Season 3, Episode 11: “The Gypsy and the Hobo“); the death of the Anna Draper (Season 4, Episode 7: “The Suitcase“); and Don’s close call with a background check (Season 4, Episode 10: “Hands and Knees“). After getting reacquainted with Don’s earlier life, test your knowledge of that and other details from the series with the Mad Men Seasons 1 – 6 Ultimate Fan Game. Then challenge friends on Facebook to see how their Mad Men expertise compares to yours.
• TheWrap reports that Jon Hamm will be one of the presenters at next month’s Independent Spirit Awards.
• Regarding Don and Joan, TV Guide asks, “Should they or shouldn’t they?” One reason for the union: “But can’t you just imagine all that sexiness in one couple? They’d be unstoppable.”
• In its ongoing reviews of Mad Men‘s Season 1 episodes, A.V. Club gives “Shoot” an “A,” calling it “a great commentary on the way that Betty has become a sort of outgrowth of her husband’s career in many eyes.”
• Crave Online has details of Mad Men‘s Mar. 21 panel at PaleyFest.
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