Monday, February 27, 2012

You should be reading David Sizemore

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."

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