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.
Art Deco Architecture of Poirot
More Examples of Art Deco Architecture
- Art Deco (Britain)
- Art Deco Buildings
Huge collection of art deco buildings throughout the world (includes some of the locations used in the filming of the Poirot ITV series)
- Art Deco – a Set on Flickr
- Art Deco Architecture Flickr Group
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.