And Then There Were None

The brief was for something to suggest the isolation of the location, the terror of the murders, and the sense of helplessness as the victims are picked off, one by one.

Strictly Murder

Strangers show up at a man’s country home and confront him about his past.

Arsenic And Old Lace

Old ladies poison lonely old men, bury them in the basement and collect their life insurance.

Dial M For Murder

Another chance to work in miniature! Aya got out her tools and built the fireplace, hearth, armchair and table from scratch. We ordered the carpet and a tiny telephone from a doll-house supplies website. The carpet turned out just fine, but the telephone was far too small to be of use so Keith carved one […]

A Murder Is Announced: Program Cover

We have to adapt each Metro poster to the limits of their program cover as part of the job. This has its own set of demands since the program cover is done with off-set printing, using only black plus one colour. This involves a real re-think of the graphic, not least because the dimensions are […]

A Murder Is Announced

This one was a lot of fun to make. The key image in the plot is when the front door of a house opens to reveal a figure silhouetted against the setting sun. This person is shot dead, setting the rest of the play in motion. Aya cut the figure, the floor, the posts and […]

Ravenscroft

Another murder-mystery poster for the Metro Theatre. The Inspector arrives at the scene of the crime to find five women, each with their own unique version of what happened to the victim. Since it was set in 1905 we used textures to suggest that the poster had been folded up and stored for a very […]

Black Coffee

This was the “proof of concept” poster that we did for the Metro Theatre to convince them that we could give their promotional material a whole new look. It worked, and we enjoyed three and a half wonderful seasons doing posters for the Metro. “Black Coffee” is one of Agatha Christie’s early Hercule Poirot mysteries, […]