I’m a big fan of mysteries and especially of Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot. I’m also a fan of art deco design.

Much of the world of Hercule Poirot is influenced by the art deco movement. We can see it in the Poirot books as well as the architecture and furniture of the films and television series.

Art Deco in Print

Many of Agatha Christie’s books, such as the Hercule Poirot series, feature covers that are inspired by art deco design as seen in the typography and illustrations.

Art Deco in Motion

But some of the most impressive examples of art deco can be found in the theme sequence of ITV’s Poirot television series. I’ve probably watched the opening theme hundreds of times, but I am still impressed by it every time.


Agatha Christie’s Poirot

Art Deco Architecture of Poirot

Not only is the title sequence a great example of art deco in motion, even the sets and locations with their architecture, decorations, and furniture are obviously inspired by the art deco movement.

Whitehaven Mansions (aka Florin Court, aka Poirot’s residence)

Ravenscourt Hospital

More Examples of Art Deco Architecture

The art deco movement had a huge impact on the world in the early 1900′s, and through architecture, typography and movies and television, it continues to inspire us as designers.

What examples of art deco have you found? Tell us about it in the comments.

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