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by Alison Willmore
March 12, 2013 1:23 PM
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Don Draper is Looking a Little Drawn in the New Poster for 'Mad Men' Season Six

Continuing the trend of enigmatic marketing art from last year's campaign, which featured a photo of Don Draper (Jon Hamm) looking at a window display containing two mannequins, the season six "Mad Men" key art released by AMC yesterday involves a drawing of the show's protagonist passing himself on a New York street. Don Draper, meet Dick Whitman? Or is that another past self?

The retro key art is the work of Brian Sanders, a 75-year-old illustrator who worked in the era in which the show is set. Of the "Mad Men" poster, he told the New York Times that "It’s a style we refer to over here in England as bubble and streak. I don’t work in that manner now, and I was surprised how quickly it came back, the ability to use it in that particular way."

The two-hour "Mad Men" premiere will air on AMC on Sunday, April 7th at 9pm.


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  • jj goode | March 12, 2013 11:20 PMReply

    The poster is awesome and it gives me plenty of hope for season six. I work at DISH with friends who feel the same way, and they think they have some of it figured out. Once this season gets underway in April, I’ll be saving it all to my DISH Hopper. It’s great to have it all saved for re-watching the great scenes, and my Hopper’s hard drive stores up to 2,000 hours of entertainment, so there’s still plenty of room for the rest of my lineup.