Georg Olden – I’ve Got a Secret
This coming Saturday March 26th, I’m participating in the Black Studies Design Education Symposium at Parsons School of Design, my presentation is titled “Missing in the Narrative,” made me think long and hard about Georg Olden the first on-air art director for CBS TV. Above Olden Vice President Creative of McCann Erikson advertising is featured on 1960s TV show I’ve Got a Secret if you listen closely he’s referred to as MadMen, a term used in advertising. For more on Georg Olden check out AIGA Gold Medalist: http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/medalist%2Dgeorgolden.
Also former editor Julie Lasky of Print Magazine wrote an extraordinary article, The Search for Georg Olden in March 1994 issue documenting his tumultuous career as an art director in TV and advertising. I’m happy to say I worked with Lasky providing some of the research especially since I had developed a lecture series on “Black Designers of the 20th Century” which included Olden.