Jazzbones adds to its range of retro Swindon posters

By Nick Batten on 29 January, 2020
Swindon -based creative agency, Jazzbones, has expanded on a successful collection of prints that it originally produced with Visit Swindon.

The prints – which feature local landmarks and are reminiscent of the posters designed by railway companies in the 1930s to promote holiday destinations – are the brainchild of Nathan Sandhu, Founder and Creative Director of Jazzbones. 

The original set of six posters were produced three years ago and featured Swindon landmarks including Coate Water Country Park, the David Murray John Building, the Renault Building and Lydiard Park House and Grounds.

Now, four more scenes have been added to the ‘hidden gems’ collection: Liddington Hill, Old Town Gardens, Peatmoor Lake, and Silbury Hill.

Liddington Hill, which overlooks the town, is the site of an iron age fort and was a haunt of one of Swindon’s favourite sons, the nature writer Richard Jefferies.

Old Town Gardens was created in the late 1800s as the railway town grew. A Grade II listed cast-iron octagonal bandstand with a square clock tower forms the focal point of the gardens.

Peatmoor Lake is an oasis, around which 20th century housing estates and business parks have sprung up. The lake is overlooked by a Chinese restaurant built in a pagoda style.

Silbury Hill is part of the World Heritage Site at Avebury, ten miles south of the town.

Nathan, who was born and raised in Swindon, said, “We hope you like the first designs in our Swindon vintage travel range and that they inspire you to learn more about our fantastic town and its hidden gems.”

High-quality art prints of all the posters are available to buy in a variety of sizes, from 8×10 inches at £20 to 28×38 inches at £57 from https://society6.com/s?q=jazzbones&context=jazzbones

Find out more about the project at www.jazzbones.co.uk/journal/visit-swindon-vintage-travel-inspired-poster-series.aspx

Pictured above: Posters showing Old Town Gardens, Liddington Hill, and Peatmoor Lake