John Gall is a designer, artist, author, editor, and teacher. He is currently the creative director of 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 authors like Haruki Murakami, Margaret Atwood, 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.
John 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. John is an internationally-exhibited artist and published a book of his personal work John Gall Collages 2008-2018 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.
John has a design class available via Domestika – check it out.