First Generations

First Generations

Leah Lococo Ltd., New York, New York, 1996


First Generations tells the story of the women who helped create America, the foremothers of our modern-day society. Since these are the women from whom many of us descend, the concept of representing this collective genealogy led to the visual representation of a genealogy chart. The yellowed background and type are repsesentative of broadsides and other printed ephemera of colonial times. It was important to represent these women in a general sense on the cover, even though the stories of specific women are related in the book, because it is their collective experience that helped to shape us all.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 1996
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover


Design firm
Leah Lococo Ltd.
Art director
Michael Ian Kaye
Jacket designers
Michael Ian Kaye, Leah Lococo
Carol Berkin
Cloister, Pabst
Farrar, Straus & Giroux