Illustrator Brian Sanders’ hand-drawn, vintage-style poster for the “Mad Men” season 6 premiere drove fans wild with its hidden plot clues.
It drove Target historian — yes, that’s a real thing — Tony Jahn crazy for another reason: He felt like he’d seen the ad before.
It turns out that the AMC commissioned poster bares a striking resemblance to a 1960s ad campaign from Dayton, Target’s predecessor.
Here’s the “Mad Men” poster:
And here’s the Target one from 1964:
What do you think?
In fairness to Mad Men and Sanders, AMC commissioned his poster precisely because it emulated ads from the period.
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