Graphic Design Props
Agatha Christie Fun Facts
”Did you know, that …“ … an ongoing graphic prop series to illustrate historic fun facts.
Agatha Christie for example was a qualified apothecary’s assistant with a vast knowledge of poisons. She completed the examination of the Society of Apothecaries, and worked at a hospital dispensary after World War I. This explains her frequent literary use of poisons.
And in 1926, Christie who was already really famous at that time, left her home in London and disappeared for 11 days without a trace. Her husband Archie, had recently disclosed he had fallen in love with another woman and wanted a divorce. The next morning after her disappearing the vehicle was found abandoned with a fur coat and a drivers licence left inside. A police manhunt ensued, although it was unnecessary: Christie had simply driven out of town to a spa, possibly to get her mind off her tumultuous home life. The author made no mention of it in her later autobiography; some speculated it was a publicity stunt, while others believed the family's claim that she had experienced some kind of amnesic event.
Research, Design, Calligraphy, Skull Sketches
Prop details poison
Original 1940s paper, self drawn skull and lines, coffee stains.
Prop details drivers licence
Original 1920s drivers licence cover (love how tiny and elegant they were in that time period, wish the were still like this), original 1940s paper