I designed the exterior and interior for the novella Lady Susan by Jane Austen and self-published it through Amazon’s KDP.
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 (Please note that as of March 30 2021, the desktop page for the book doesn’t always load, you can look at the mobile version if you’d like. I’m also currently in contact with KDP to fix the problem.)