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. download complete bio (PDF) »
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Tony Award

Drama Desk Award

Eddy Award

Lucille Lortel Award

Ovation Award

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Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Design and Technology

Henry Hewes Design Award

Henry Hewes Noteworthy/Unusual Effects Award

Outer Critics Circle Award

L.A. Drama Critics Award

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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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happy new year

Honored to have created some stellar memories for Phish fans at MSG.

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yo gabba gabba

Santa and DJ Lance are in the holiday spirit from LA to NYC. Ho ho ho!

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august wilson, how i learned what i learned

August Wilson's brilliant personal tale HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED at The Signature Theatre in NYC.

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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