Thursday, January 20, 2011
Book Review: Mad Men The Illustrated World by Dyna Moe
Format: Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Penguin Aus.
IT'S A MAD, MAD WORLD
A completely illustrated, candy-colored salute to the time of slim suits, prosperity, cocktails, and the golden age of advertising, this official companion gives you an intimate look at Don Draper's world. You'll discover the reality behind the glamour of advertising in the '60s, how to throw a formal dinner Betty Draper-style, a recipe for the Perfect Old-Fashioned, Pete and Trudy's swell dancing steps, and even a set of fabulous Joan paper dolls.
This book is a must have for any die-hard fan of the Mad Men show, especially those wanting more about the era that the show is set in, the sixties. As the title suggests, it is full of illustrations from the setting and has a great cardboard cut-out doll of Joan in the back for you to have fun dressing, or undressing to be more like the show.
I love the pictures and design of this book, suiting the advertising theme of the television show to a tee. If is a real treat to recapture the era in such imagery in book format.
If you love the show, then you’ll love this book.