Squid Game's mesmerising staircase has an equally trippy origin story

An above shot of Squid Game's infamous staircase.
(Image credit: Netflix)

If you've been living under a rock, you may have missed the Netflix show Squid Game taking over the internet. But if you did catch up on the Korean drama series, you might recognise those infamous winding, colourful steps. 

The show follows a group of cash-strapped individuals who take part in children's games to win billions. Taking this dystopian storyline and partnering it with the fantastic, bold and mesmerising sets, Squid Game truly is an aesthetic masterpiece - and it's full of Easter eggs. If you haven't seen Squid Game yet, make sure you check out our roundup of the best TVs to buy in 2021, to enhance your viewing experience. 


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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.