[UPDATE: This story was originally published on March 15.]
If Don Draper could hop in a Delorean, he’d park it in front of TBWA\Chiat\Day’s eff-the-establishment office space in Playa Vista. Home to the whiz kids behind America’s most prolific ads (Apple’s splashy neon billboards, the Energizer Bunny, and Taco Bell’s chihuahua), the radically modern building designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects serves as fertile breeding ground for the quick-witted tone of the unconventional agency.
Within minutes of our arrival inside the technicolor structure, a surfer dude on a skateboard cruised by, four pooches were spotted, and our photographer immediately knew we’d max out our slated time to shoot. Between stylish ladies rocking edgy looks, a massive indoor basketball court, and whacked out tchotchkes everywhere we turned
, it was an other-worldly spectacle for even the most eye-candy indifferent.
Once aesthetic equilibrium was restored, we got the lay of the land, and snapped as many pics of the trendy troops and dramatic environs as time would allow. But prepare yourself before you peep this amazing "Ad City"— it's enough to make anyone want to ditch their day job. Are you ready to send your resume to HR?
Photographed by Scott Nathan