The original Mad Men returns to New York

An exhibition to celebrate acclaimed illustrator McCauley ‘Mac’ Conner’s work has opened at the Museum of the City of New York. His iconic style helped to define American advertising from the late 1940s right through to the early 1960s, capturing the culture of the time in his hand painted illustrations for campaigns and magazines.

His bold graphical style has become popular once again thanks to the exposure from the hit TV series Mad Men and it’s clear to see why his work has been so enduring. His hand crafted pieces are a far cry away from a lot of today’s quick to produce computer graphics which emphasises what a dying art this type of illustration is.

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The exhibition, Mac Conner: A New York Life is at the Museum of the City of New York, is on until January 19 2015 and promises to be something worth me taking a break from the bustle of New York life for.

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