It was the Bruno Maag lecture last night. We were dead excited because we don't get much of this kind of thing in Belfast. I didn't go.
Actually, I got a better offer – a night out with my wife – but I did assign two roving Ace Jet reporters, Neill and Jodie (like a designer Peter Parker and whatshername) to record the proceedings. Neill snapped away while Jodie looked out for the bloke from another agency that she fancies*. Consequently, details are a little sketchy but they said Bruno was an excellent speaker, saying many controversial things like, "I don't care about colour...I work in black and white", "graphic designers are my enemy", "never minus track" (I do that all the time), "Helvetica is the poor man's Univers" and "I like serifs".
The exhibition was good too, apparently, and will stay put for a few weeks so I'll get along to see it and report back.
Dalton Maag Trivia:
Talk about a skeleton in the cupboard, Dalton Maag's Vincent Connare, while I'm sure a very nice and talented chap is the man in some way responsible for the unquestionably shit Comic Sans.
* For the record, he didn't turn up. She was gutted.