Daughters of the Dust

With the release of Daughters of the Dust in 1991, Julie Dash was the first female African-American director to receive theatrical distribution across the USA. Her film shows three generations of Gullah-women on the island Saint Helena, off the coast of South Carolina in the early 1900’s. With cinematography and production design by acclaimed artists Arthur Jafa and Kerry James Marshall, respectively, Daughters of the Dust has created a strong legacy. Malmsten Hellberg designed the poster and title treatment – the third assignment for quality film distributor NonStop Entertainment. The typeface Dapifer by Joshua Darden mixes elements from different styles and eras.