A friend of mine down in NC has a tumblr that is really worth checking out. I've been lax in keeping track of my RSS feeds but was searching for something for a class presentation and came across Dave's post entitled Mad Men and Me. His post deals with the problems of context, art/advertising/graphic design and connecting the commerical value of advertising for a tv show with living in present history. It's good.
"All of this would be forgivable if I honestly believed the billboard
wasn’t a calculated maneuver to be controversial. Obviously, the images
work on many levels—like I said, it’s on brand and conveys a message
successfully to viewers of the show. But it is controversial, and I
can’t image smart people creating this without realizing that and
choosing to capitalize on it."