The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride


AIGA, the professional association for design

AIGA, the professional association for design
New York, NY, United States

Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover
Design firm: 6x9design
Art director: Kathleen M. Lynch
Jacket designer: Jonathan Sainsbury (6x9design)
Illustrator: English engraving, 1860
Author: Julia C. Collins
Typefaces: Matchwood, Type no. 1, Typo Script
Publisher/client: Oxford University Press

Common for the period, this novel was originally serialized as newspaper entries. My hope was to convey the production history of the “first serialized novel by an African American woman,” while also referencing the narrative itself.

Juror Notes: “The tried and true device of reproducing a printed piece goes above the stereotype here.”


  • Title: The Curse of Caste; or The Slave Bride
  • Creator: 6x9design
  • Date Created: 2006
  • Physical Dimensions: Trim size: 8.25 x 5.5 inches
  • Type: Book cover
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Original Source: AIGA Design Archives. Collection: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2006
  • Rights: This image was published with permission in the AIGA Design Archives.

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