The Mysterious Miss Austen Exhibition

About This Project



Jane Austen, one of the world’s most famous authors, spent most of her life in the historic county of Hampshire. Marking the 200th anniversary of her death, three exhibitions were staged in Winchester, Basingstoke and Portsmouth. The centrepiece of The Mysterious Miss Austen flagship exhibition were six portraits of Jane. Also presented were Jane’s silk pelisse coat and purse, which actually belonged to her. Other treasures exhibited included the manuscript of an alternative ending to Persuasion in her own hand, while Grayson Perry’s Jane Austen in E17 ceramic is evidence of her lasting legacy and influence on the arts.



This landmark exhibition at Winchester Discovery Centre, explored the intriguing question – who is Jane Austen? Dubb were very proud to be invited by Hampshire Cultural Trust to design the graphics, including beautiful gold wall lettering, information panels and banners. We meticulously researched the typographic styling of the period to ensure authentic detailing. The exhibition broke all footfall records and was covered by the BBC and even the New York Times.



• Illustration
• Typography
• Banners
• Vinyl wall lettering
• Stand off wall graphics
• Print Consultancy


A wonderfully innovative exhibition designed with an abundance of creativity. The team at dubb have been a pleasure to work with - incredibly accommodating and creative and always willing to go above and beyond the call of duty.

Ioannis Ioannidis – Exhibition Manager Big Theme, Hampshire Cultural Trust
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