david gallo

visual storytelling

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about

Award-winning media and set designer David Gallo provides insightful visual storytelling for live theatricals, concerts and immersive experiences. His work can seen daily in more than a dozen cities worldwide. Alongside his team, Mr. Gallo delivers full-service design to the entertainment industry. view longer bio »
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Tony Award Drama Desk Award Eddy Award Lucille Lortel Award Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Design and Technology

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Ovation Award Henry Hewes Design Award Henry Hewes Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Award Outer Critics Circle Award L.A. Drama Critics Award

the truth behind the logo

In the mid 90s I was working with Blue Man Group a great deal. One of the more choice assignments was to create the lobby experience for the Chicago production. One day Chris Wink asked how I proposed to label the restroom doors. He did not want anything traditional and, as we always did back in those days, we consulted the McMaster-Carr Catalog. Inside we found these cool stickers for Haz-Mat disposal areas.

Chris and I thought they were androgynous and amusing enough for the lobby. The large decals were affixed to the doors. But the


sticker kit also came with many smaller versions, and I decided to bring them back to my NY studio. My assistants enjoyed placing the stickers all around the studio, and one adventuresome individual started to use the image as a fax cover sheet (yes, it was that long ago). The cover sheet turned into letterhead and just took off. A few years later, I looked at it and thought it would be more accurate to turn the figure into a diver. (I like to dive.) A couple of seconds with a sharpie and whiteout and the logo was born. Various incarnations followed.

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David Gallo addresses theater tech students at Laguardia High School.

learn how to fly. high!

David Gallo teaches set design at Manhattan School of Music and guest teaches at Laguardia High School (pictured).

Jitney set by David Gallo

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The circle is complete: 100 years of American history has now been portrayed on Broadway.

Phish MSG NYE 2016

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What a way to ring in 2017!

press

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contact

david gallo

david@davidgallo.com

917.882.7629

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patrick herold

pherold@icmtalent.com

212.556.5782