Unknown Actress (John Gall)


John Gall is the creative director for the publisher Alfred A. Knopf, designing and over­seeing the design of hundreds of book covers each year. In an effort to forget what he knew about design, in 2008 he began to make collages for his own pleasure. While collage had long been part of his work as a designer, this book is not related to a design problem. It is simply about seeing what might happen when something is added, taken away, or both. A stunning meditation on an unknown actress, astronomy, abstraction, color, and composition.

Bonus! Five copies have an original collage tucked into the pages! Two books have one of John’s “Wet Books” prints! Two books have one of his AI bust prints! One copy has an original song of which this will be the only physical copy! These have been placed into books at random! Ten chances to win! Good luck! See some of what’s up for grabs »

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  • Artist: John Gall
  • Size: 8.5 × 11 inches 
  • Pages: 28
  • Binding: Saddle stitched 
  • Publisher: John Gall, 2024