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The Things We Learned from a Real-Life Mad Man

  • Caitlin Ganswindt

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If you’ve got a pulse, you know the final season of Mad Men premiered this week. And while the wide world of media is abuzz with the life and style of all things Sterling Cooper, we thought it was high time to get an insider’s take on the real-world glamour of a ’60s ad man.

We caught up with a Mr. Gareld Duane Rollins. A bit of background on GR’s credentials: spent 10 years working for Southwest Athletic Conference Broadcasting, had a 13-year tenure with McCann Erickson, helped coin the phrase “Put a Tiger in Your Tank,” shared an office with Reagan...

So, yeah—he’s got some credentials. And some words to live by. Presenting 12 lessons from a real-life Mad Man...»

The Kempt Five

  • Caitlin Ganswindt
  • Najib Benouar

Kempt Five

Every Wednesday from here on out, we’re giving you a piece of our minds. Actually, more like five pieces. It’s a chance to get a deeper look into what makes the minds behind Kempt tick—you know, beyond the usual Internet handsomeness we’re serving up daily. So, welcome to our newest and most personal weekly feature: The Kempt Five.

Without further ado: here’s what’s on our minds this week.»

Family Vacation Style, Polish Film Posters and an Oral History of Jurassic Park

  • Kempt Staff

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Lampooned: Valet mines the wardrobe of Clark Griswold for some solid road trip style inspiration.

Madcap: In case our reminder that Mad Men returns on Sunday wasn’t enough, Ask Men has a refresher course on what happened last season.

Post It: Open Culture finds a stylish cache of Polish film posters that put the stuff we’re seeing on the sides of buses and in subway stations to shame.

Life Finds a Way: Relive the making of Jurassic Park 20 years after its release, with this oral history.

How Mad Men Gave Itself the Mad Men Treatment

  • Najib Benouar

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A little show called Mad Men returns this Sunday.

And heralding this great news has been one of the most stylish ad campaigns we’ve seen in a while. (Not that we’d expect anything less.)

We’re especially digging the chalky illustrations that look like they could’ve been borrowed from the boardroom easel of Draper’s latest pitch. Which isn’t far off, considering the artwork was done by a real-deal advertising illustrator from the 1960s: Brian Sanders, who actually lived the life and lives to tell the tale. AMC recently sat down with Sanders to hear some of it and got a look at the illustrations in their various stages of production—which reveals some interesting details, like the inspiration photo collage depicting Don Draper walking past himself (in the lighter gray suit).

Take a closer look after the jump.»