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Saturday Evening Post Goes Retro for Mad Men Cover

Sharif Tarabay, the artist responsible for the March/April 2014 cover of The Saturday Evening Post, is thrilled. Because while he has in the past done Norman Rockwell-inspired work, this is the first time such an illustration has adorned the latter’s eponymous publication:

“I’ve done many illustrations inspired by Rockwell’s classic covers throughout my career,” says the painter. “To illustrate a cover for The Saturday Evening Post based on one of Rockwell’s paintings - Window Washer – is a thrill and a highlight of my career.”

Here’s that original Rockwell illustration, which appeared in the September 17, 1960 issue:

EveningPostWindowWasher

And here’s the great Tarabay treatment, with a certain familiar face very cleverly transposed into the window washer position:

EveningPostMadMen

In the accompanying feature-interview article by Jeanne Wolf, show creator Matthew Weiner and his AMC-TV show cast talk about various topics. Here for example is Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell) revealing his most extravagant personal purchase:

“The wildest thing I’ve bought is a Japanese toilet, a Toto, a fancy and expensive toilet… The Ferrari of toilets.”

Previously on FishbowlNY:
Two Old Pros Come Together for Saturday Evening Post Q&A

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