Looking forty-six years their own seniors, the staff of Cultivator Advertising & Design, Denver, appear on their 2009 holiday card in a Mad Men era group portrait.
The setting is the Denver suburban home of Cultivator CD Monte Mead, which was not redecorated for the shoot. All furnishings—chairs, lamps, wall plaques, starburst clock—are part of Mead’s everyday decor. (The vintage artificial Christmas trees are only seen for part of the year.) The one exception is the advertising Clio on the coffee table, awarded in 1980 to CD Tim Abare’s father, Roy Abare, for work on Quaker Oats while at Adcom Chicago.
Agency principals are CD Chris Beatty (seated, Eames chair, far left), Acct. Dir. Scott Coe (seated, 3rd from left), Acct. Dir. Matt Neren (seated, 3rd from right), CD Tim Abare (seated, far right), and CD Monte Mead (standing, blue suit, far right).
Stylists are Jenece Amella (makeup) and Lauren Rennells (hair, wardrobe), photography is by John Johnston, and retouching is by Armando Martinez, all out of Denver.
Two hundred photo prints will be mailed in black cardboard frames.