John Gall
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John Gall

Book Cover Designer, Creative Director

New York, United States

John Gall

John Gall is a designer, artist, author, editor and teacher. He is currently SVP, Creative Director for the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. His design and illustration work for Knopf, Vintage Books, Abrams Books, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Criterion Collection, and Nonesuch Records has been recognized by the AIGA, Art Directors Club, Print, Graphis, and American Illustration. Known for his book cover designs for such authors as Haruki Murakami, Jennifer Egan and Vladimir Nabokov, his work is featured in the books By Its Cover: Modern American Book Cover Design, and Graphic: Inside the Sketchbooks of the World's Great Graphic Designers.

He has written about graphic design covering an array of topics from the history of Grove Press to contemporary skateboard graphics and is the author of Sayonara Home Run! The Art of the Japanese Baseball Card. He has also been the editor of two bestselling design books: Pretty Much Everything by Aaron Draplin and Sunday Sketching by Christoph Niemann. An internationally exhibited artist, a book of his personal work John Gall Collages 2008-2018 was published in 2018. He has served on the board of AIGA/NY, as an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts and is a frequent lecturer.



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Joined March 2021