Ian started his professional career as an Art Director in Advertising. As a student his idol was John Hegarty, the founder of BBH famed for many of the most iconic ads, including one of a particular denim brand. Ian said that as a student, they would want to do anything to get the attention of John Hegarty and other Creative Directors.
It appears he has, but it s too late for Ian in Adland. They met at Johns new agency The Garage Soho where one of Ian's Launderette's hang. They spent some good time talking on mutual contacts in the ad world, Johns new agency and of course about Ian's work as well as launderettes.
I know Ian was really touched to meet him and his kind comments on his work, as well as saying 'art should touch people' it also reminded Ian of the past in advertising.
There is a lot to come from Ian Berry in future, but tongue in cheek, it's great that Campaign magazine reported on this meeting and said 'John had met his match!