What if Mad Men was set in the 21st-century?

By on April 26, 2013

don draperDetailed in a blog post on Shutterstock, the designers at the stock photo site envisioned what items best represent the main characters within AMC’s Mad Men and compared the 21st-century equivalent of each one. For instance, if Christina Hendricks’ Joan Harris was carrying a notepad in the 1960’s, she would probably be carrying around an iPad Mini in this decade.

Mad Men recently returned to AMC for a sixth season, continuing to detail the lives of an ad agency in the 1960s. After this season, the show will only continue for one more season before wrapping up completely.

With 50 years between the two time periods, they asked themselves how Don Draper, Peggy Olsen, Joan Harris, Pete Campbell, Roger Sterling and Betty Francis (formerly Betty Draper) would interact with tech gadgets and 2013 trends. Check out the minimal concepts below:

 Mad Men’s Don Draper

Don Draper's briefcase versus using the cloud

Joan Harris

Mad Men's Joan Harris notepad versus an iPad Mini

Peggy Olsen

Mad Men's Peggy Olsen typewriter versus a MacBook Pro

Pete Campbell

Pete Campbell's Rolodex versus mobile contacts

Roger Sterling

Roger Sterling's booze versus a health drink

Betty Francis

Betty Francis smoking versus a yoga mat

Which Mad Men illustration was your favorite? Post in the comments below.

About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

One Comment

  1. Michael Greenwood

    October 25, 2013 at 3:34 am

    A little Apple product biased.

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