John Gall author of Sayonara Home Run!Saturday, October 7th, 7:00 PM
Author of Sayonara Home Run! The art of the Japanese Baseball Card John Gall, is the art director for Vintage/Anchor Books. His award-winning designs have been recognized by the AIGA, Art Directors Club, Print, Graphis, and ID Magazine, and are featured in several design surveys. His writing, on topics ranging from the history of Grove Press to contemporary skateboard graphics, has appeared in Print and Critique.
Sayonara Home Run! introduces curious fans to Japan\’s national pastime through the lens of the country\’s playfully beautiful baseball cards. A fascinating text traces the roots and cross-cultural history of the Japanese game, while hundreds of illustrations showcase gorgeous vintage cards. Woven throughout are profiles of key Japanese players, features on important U.S. team tours of Japan (with Japanese cards of players such as Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio), and insights into the social history of the cards. Including primers on Japanese player nicknames and baseball terms, and the fine points of the Japanese game, Sayonara Home Run! is a must-have for anyone interested in baseball, Japan, or this unique chapter in popular design.
This will be a book signing with free vintage, totally authentic, Japanese baseball card giveaway. Snacks and refreshments will be provided too.