Behind The Scenes Of The Mad Men Title Sequence


I’ve been focused on tennis more than golf lately, and am fortunate to have a 14-court facility just down the street from me in Astoria Park. The Triboro Bridge snakes above, and the East River and Manhattan skyline provide a fantastic view.

Recently I got into a couple of pickup games with a new guy, who happens to have a pretty cool notch on his belt. Stephen Fuller is the creator of the iconic opening-title sequence of “Mad Men” — you know, with that haunting music and Don Draper plunging down a skyscraper — for which Fuller won an Emmy award.

There’s an extensive interview with him and his partners at a site called Art Of The Title, that features early storyboards, fonts and other details I’m sure you “Mad Men” junkies will love.

Too bad this guy can’t join us. — CC


2 Comments on "Behind The Scenes Of The Mad Men Title Sequence"

  1. Great looking tennis sweater. One might safely guess Brooks. If yes, I’d welcome inside info. regarding the era. The stripes are subtle–just right.

    Christian, try the old Prince Woodie. They’re all over eBay. Seriously. And stay away from the hard courts, if you can. Your knees and hips will pay in ways that your 75-year old self won’t have to imagine…because you’ll live the pain.

  2. Vern Trotter | July 14, 2015 at 2:06 pm |

    Clay courts if possible. Mostly at private clubs, they also give white tennis shoes a recognizable elitist hue! I like wooden racquets better but a lot of clubs don’t allow because they shatter like today’s inferior baseball bat.

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