While I have a few friends who work in advertising, I love getting a closer (though obviously dramatized) peek into the old days of the industry every week when I watch Mad Men. We're inundated by advertisements every day, and it's fascinating to see what goes on behind the scenes before an ad makes its way to our TVs, billboards, and favorite websites. To those uninvolved in the industry, it's an intriguing profession.
So I'm very curious to check out Art & Copy, a documentary that aims to reveal "the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time — people who've profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry." It's an oft-maligned industry but still one that requires — and has featured — some outstandingly creative minds.
Art & Copy is currently having a limited run in theaters. To check out the trailer, read more.