Season 5 of Mad Men ended recently, giving the TV show’s fan nearly one year before the new season starts. If you cannot wait, maybe one of these books will make the waiting period feel a bit shorter.

Advertising from the Mad Men Era

Edited by Taschen, this book will take you in the fifties or in the sixties advertising world. Re-discover cigarettes and alcohol ads, and other sexist ads that will remind you of the Mad Men universe.

The Real Mad Men: The Renegades of Madison Avenue and the Golden Age of Advertising

Enjoy the fictional depiction of the men of Madison Avenue? You will probably love the real Mad Men who inspired the show.

Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the ’60s and Beyond

For this book I will just share the reaction of Shelly Lazarus, chairman of Ogilvy & Mather: “A real-life Peggy Olson, right out of Mad Men”.

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Mirko Humbert is the editor-in-chief and main author of Designer Daily and Typography Daily. He is also a graphic and web designer based in Fribourg, Switzerland, as well as the co-founder of We Jobshare.