Northanger Abbey by Keely Kundell

Design By:
Keely Kundell

Keely is an Editorial Coordinator at Harlequin. She lives and breathes romance novels, and in her spare time she is a freelance content designer. She has deep and abiding love for all things Jane Austen.

 

Design By:
Keely Kundell

Keely is an Editorial Coordinator at Harlequin. She lives and breathes romance novels, and in her spare time she is a freelance content designer. She has deep and abiding love for all things Jane Austen.

 

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.

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Artist Statement

I feel like Northanger Abbey is one of Austen's more unappreciated works. It brilliantly parodies gothic novels, and I have always felt her use of wit, irony, and satire constructs a feeling of accessibility. While the book was satirical, Austin also subtly promotes the gothic novel, as it was a way for young ladies of the time to sexually liberate themselves. Perhaps because it is one of her rougher novels, the sexuality is kind of pervasive, there are innuendos and references underlying the text. I wanted to create a cover that captured some of the psychological tension that Austen created around Catherine's delusions, while staying in line with the simplicity of my previous work. — Keely Kundell