This event is SOLD OUT! Mad Men purportedly showed us the dizzying world of 1960's advertising, but did the three-martini lunches, art & copy bullpens, and constant smoking in the show really represent the ad game? The Society for History and Graphics (SHAG) will try to separate the facts from the legends in an informative and entertaining evening that is free for all to attend."/> This event is SOLD OUT! Mad Men purportedly showed us the dizzying world of 1960's advertising, but did the three-martini lunches, art & copy bullpens, and constant smoking in the show really represent the ad game? The Society for History and Graphics (SHAG) will try to separate the facts from the legends in an informative and entertaining evening that is free for all to attend.">
TV’s Mad Men: Myth vs Reality in Advertising — A SHAG Talk

This event is sold out!

The wildly popular series Mad Men provides SHAG, Baltimore's Society for History and Graphics, an opportunity to contrast the show's often dramatic and stereotypical view of ad agency life and times with a dose of reality. Highlighting the iconic art directors and classic campaigns of that era, with insights about their methods and clients, program presenters will place this colorful time into a brief history of advertising from its beginnings to the present day.

Did the three-martini lunches, art and copy bullpens, thin ties and constant cigarette smoking really represent the ad game? SHAG will try to separate the facts from the legends in an informative and entertaining evening.

The Society for History and Graphics is an all-volunteer organization providing programs about various aspects of design throughout history. Programs have covered graphic design and illustration, architecture, education, design methodology and so much more. For over six years, SHAG’s monthly programs have been free and open to students, educators, practicing professionals, and anyone interested in this important area of study. We welcome your suggestions and participation.

For more information about SHAG, go to shag.squarespace.com.

This event is FREE.

MICA is convenient to or within walking distance from several local transportation services, such as the MTA Bus, MTA Light Rail, the free Charm City Circulator Purple Route. Parking is also available on nearby streets.

When & Where
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MICA, Brown Hall, Room 413
1300 W Mt Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD 21217
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