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Poirot Series 1 DVD set

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Mar 8th, 2013. Artwork published in .
Poirot Series 1 DVD set
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Mark SImonson:

Back in 1991, I designed a series of packages for the American release of London Weekend Television’s Poirot series on VHS. (My design is above on the left.) As part of the design, I drew the name “POIROT” in a geometric Art Deco style, which I thought was fitting for the series.

The other day, I happened to see the latest incarnation of the series packaging (above on the right) and noticed that the designer had set the title in one of my fonts, Mostra, which I never noticed before is pretty similar to my 1991 lettering design.

I wonder if they knew?


  • Mostra Nuova
  • Grand Central
  • Gill Sans




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4 Comments on “Poirot Series 1 DVD set”

  1. Shouldn’t we also mention the use of Gill Sans on both covers?

  2. Thanks, Jake! Added.

  3. Knut I. Tønsberg says:
    Mar 8th, 2021 3:24 pm

    Your Poirot-design is very good looking and I have been looking for the fonts for some time before finding this page. Hope to use Mostra Nuova in the future!

  4. Sergio Spelta says:
    Nov 2nd, 2021 9:48 am

    My compliments, indeed!

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