Lady Susan

Lady Susan is the story of a nefarious socialite whose seduction and lies catch up with her in a fantastic manner in one of Jane Austen’s first stories. I wanted to bring in the idea of gossip as a timeless factor and so I used colour blocking inspired by mid-century femme fatale paintings while still using an ink pen line to tie to the epistolary nature of the story. Inside, I added a sense of materiality by placing scanned signatures and ink splatters. I also included illustrations that used the ink pen texture. You can see the Amazon listing here: Lady Susan