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It kind of amazes me that the advertising execs over at AMC's Mad Men haven't had the idea to do this before, considering their show is all about, you know, guys who do the same thing they do, but they recently hired an old-school illustrator to do the artwork for the poster for the upcoming Season 6.

The results look like something you might see Peggy Olson pitching in the offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. The artist, 75-year-old English native Brian Sanders, caught the eye of back in the day, who asked him to work on the 2001: A Space Odyssey set.

The poster is done in an outdated style that the illustrator hasn't worked with in quite some time, telling the New York Times

What it did was take me right back, about 50 years. 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 result is an awesome, vintage storyboard-style poster that promotes the newest season:

The 2-hour season premiere, as you can see from the poster above, debuts Sunday, April 7th at 9 p.m. EST on AMC.


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