Mythen: Ist George Lois die Vorlage für Mad Men?


The Real Don Draper From ‘Mad Men’? – Vice hat sich auf die Suche nach dem wahren Don Draper gemacht. Herausgefunden hat das Team nicht viel, denn dafür müsste man sehr viel tiefer graben. Den Aufhänger “The Real…” mochte ich dennoch, denn es gibt sicherlich noch viele Geschichten aus den glorreichen Anfangszeiten der PR zu erzählen. 

Don Draper is a character that could only exist in fiction: impossibly handsome, endlessly talented, and crippled by alcoholism and other impulse-control problems. VICE was curious to see if there was any truth behind Mad Men protagonist, and that’s how we found George Lois.

A leader of the Creative Revolution, Lois helped create the campaign “I Want My MTV,” and make companies like Xerox, Jiffy Lube, and Tommy Hilfiger household names. He also designed 92 iconic covers for Esquire. Lois is often referred to as an inspiration for Don Draper, but there are stark differences between the two. Here’s his story.

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