I recently ran across a 1963 Moe Light catalog and had to share. It has an amazing number of Moe Light honeycomb light photos:
And plenty of other lovely mid-century lighting you should flip through:
EJS stood for Electrical Jobber Supply. It originally started on East Pico Blvd in downtown LA in the 1950s and then moved to Compton. The company was a true American manufacturer and made their products from raw material through finishing. At one time they were one of the largest residential decorative lighting companies in the US, but ultimately the company closed down in the very early 90s.It's great to get a little additional history around the company who made the light and I haven't seen the full name, Electrical Jobber Supply Lighting, anywhere else when I was doing my research, just EJS Lighting.
Creator, Matthew Weiner, inspired by a childhood memory of lush, painterly illustrations on T.W.A. flight menus, decided to turn back the promotional clock. He pored over commercial illustration books from the 1960s and ’70s and sent images to the show’s marketing team, which couldn’t quite recreate the look he was after.
“Finally,” he said, “they just looked up the person who had done all these drawings that I really loved, and they said: ‘Hey, we’ve got the guy who did them. And he’s still working. His name is Brian Sanders.’ ”I love stories like this. Someone so obsessed with a certain image or look or piece and nothing else will do. It's especially fitting for this poster since the mid-century look that Mad Men has helped light a fire under in so many people is fueled by that same obsession.