Poirot Display is a new typeface I designed during a Type Design course at the OSNS in Melbourne, Australia (2018).

Halfway the type design course we were asked to create letters for a fictional ice cream parlor. I thought about a holiday in San Francisco in 2017 and decided to work with the idea of an ice cream parlor based at the pier in San Francisco, called ‘San Fran’. During the next weeks my letter shapes have evolved a lot and ‘Poirot Display’ was born.


Poirot Display borrows its geometric structure from the Modern letter. However the typeface diverges from its formal origins through its bouncy curves. This creates a quirky rhythm reminiscent of the iconic Belgian detective. Poirot Display is best appreciated when used in large headlines.