Award-winning television series Mad Men, the show that opened up the glamorous world of advertising in 1960s New York, might be preparing to take its final bow in April, but House of Illustration, London provides an encore with 70 new artworks from one of New York's original 'Mad Men', Mac Conner. So if you fancy yourself a slick ad-man like Don Draper or aspire to the hourglass curves and killer fashion of Joan Holloway, step back into the golden age of American advertising at this North London gallery.
Mac Conner illustrations
McCauley ('Mac') Conner is one of the influential New York illustrators that helped to rebrand postwar America in the 1940s-60s. Conner's hand-painted illustrations in the pages of Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping ooze 50s style and offered an image of carefree American life that was drastically different to the depression in contemporary Europe. Big names on Conner's roster of clients included United Airlines, U.S. Army Recruiting and General Motors.
You'll discover some of Conner's published work at House of Illustration along with fascinating reference photos, pastel sketches, glossy printed pages and correspondence with major publications that brings the bustle of 1950s New York to life.
So slip on your sleek pencil skirt, funnel-neck suit and tweed jacket, and indulge your Mad Men obsession at House of Illustration's Mac Conner show.
|What||Mac Conner: A New York Life, House of Illustration|
|Where||House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, London, N1C 4BH | MAP|
|Nearest tube||King's Cross St. Pancras (underground)|
01 Apr 15 – 28 Jun 15, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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