Working, as I do, in Hampshire - The self proclaimed 'Jane Austen County', it would be difficult not to notice the 200th anniversary of the death of our county's heroine is approaching. 2017 marks the anniversary and will also be the year she appears printed on the £10.00 note, Her life and works will be celebrated at events and occasions throughout 2017, nowhere more so than in the area she lived and wrote her most famous books, here in Hampshire.
I was delighted therefore, to be asked to help kickstart various Jane Austen related projects. I was asked by GoChawton to revisit some promotional materials I designed for a previous event they held last year: The Chawton Open Gardens Weekend, where for one weekend only, Jane Austen's house, as well as The Chawton House library and many amazing private gardens in between throughout this famous village, are open to public viewing. Next year, This event will be suitably celebratory due to the anniversary and our new material has been designed to suit the occasion. We are obviously in the early planning stages, but already have a logo for the anniversary, Save The Date postcards, Promotional Flyers, and Posters designed as well as working on all the materials to advertise the infamous Hampshire Scarecrow Trail which will coincide with the weekend and involves local business's, families and the whole community in the creation of amazing scarecrows on the theme of Horrible Histories.
Its going to be a memorable weekend. If you are a Jane Austen fan, make sure you save the date!