A Veteran Ad Illustrator Did Mad Men’s Season Six Art

Photo: Jordin Althaus/AMC

After years of Matthew Weiner mooning over classic advertising illustrations from the sixties, the Mad Men team went to the real deal for some of this year's promo imagery. "Finally they just looked up the person who had done all these drawings that I really loved, and they said: 'Hey, we’ve got the guy who did them. And he’s still working. His name is Brian Sanders,'" Weiner says. Sanders, a 75-year-old who once spent months illustrating Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey set and later did paperback covers for authors like John Steinbeck and John Fante, came up with an image of Don Draper that "looks as if it has time-traveled from the pages of an old copy of Reader’s Digest," per the Times. "What it did was take me right back, about 50 years," Sanders says, adding that he was already a Mad Men fan and found himself ready for a cigarette while doing the work, though he's been off smokes for three decades.

Most Watched on Vulture

Latest News from Vulture

Bob Dylan, Lucky Wilbury Himself, Paid Tribute to His Pal Tom Petty With a ‘Learning to Fly’ Cover

Yup, this is very lovely.

Roman Polanski Accused of Molesting 10 Year-Old Girl During Photo Shoot

“Then he wanted me to take my bikini bottoms off.”

Director James Toback Accused of Sexual Harassment By Over 30 Women

Toback has denied these women’s claims, saying it would be “biologically impossible” for him to engage in such behavior.

Jill Scott Says Harvey Weinstein Insulted Her for Being Pregnant

“Power to all the women bullied by assholes.”

Actress Shares Her Harrowing Account of Harvey Weinstein’s Manipulation

“He was holding me by the back of the neck and looking right into my face.”

Not Even Calling All of the Living Presidents Could Get Hillary Clinton Out of Attending Donald Trump’s Inauguration

She didn’t want to go.

You Could’ve Flown to Europe and Back in the Amount of Time It Took Justin Bieber to Get His New Tattoo


It Looks Like Jane Lynch Is Getting Her Very Own Daytime Show

Sip your morning coffee with Jane.

Daniel Day-Lewis Will Throw Ladies Into a Tizzy As Reynolds Woodcock in Phantom Thread

The film’s plot details were just released.

Jon Stewart Infiltrates Jimmy Kimmel Live! With His Funky Fresh Jewish Dance Crew

Pop and Lox really got something special.