It appears going the entire summer without Mad Men is frustrating for fans of the show. Paul Rogers’ unofficial re-creation of the Mad Men opening titles has temporarily satiated hunger for any news about the next season. Paul posted his re-creation of the Mad Men titles earlier this month and can be seen here http://bit.ly/pkEnIg on Vimeo. Since then it’s had over 60,000 hits adding 1000 hits a day.
Even if you feel the original is better you can't deny this is an excellent example of an artist being proactive and turning a critical eye on the culture around him into a promotional vehicle. What pleases me most is Paul’s humble approach. He not really trying to call attention to himself in the sense of the mercenary publicist – he leaves that to me – he’s genuinely challenged by what he feels needs improvement and by solving a problem he creates a new style in his portfolio to offer clients.
Google Paul Rogers Mad Men and see for yourself.
NY Magazine http://bit.ly/plGLyG says its “extra-preppy”!
Things That Make You Happy http://bit.ly/qIRjgA says “cool…stylishly great”.
LA Weekly http://bit.ly/nVOVZ5 says “what better way to highlight than by contradicting it”.
Adweek + AOL/Fuel the Future http://bit.ly/q03d29 chimes in “It’s very of-its-time (the era the show represents, not know)!...we think we like this one better”.
And even The Daily Beast in its Sexy Beast Entertainment & Fashion section http://bit.ly/puEyIJ noted “…Paul Rogers took matters into his own hands to create this spirited remake.”
It even made the Mad Men Talk on AMC site http://bit.ly/nZgefK where you’ll find stalwart enthusiast for both the original version and critical as well as kind works for Paul’s re-creation.