Sky Arts Urban Myth series includes a comedy based on the infamous scene with the Sex Pistols on Bill Grundy’s nightly show. The incident actually ended Grundy’s show but the memory lives on. Acme re-created various elements of that time for the production. Acme recreated NME Magazine, The Sun with the Sex Pistols headline featuring the young actors playing the Sex Pistols and Steve Pemberton playing Bill Grundy.
Period Props for dramas and documentaries are recreated so that the graphics look new rather than vintage pieces on set.
The latest advert in the Vodafone campaign with Martin Freeman as a shopper approached by criminals in a basement car park. Acme Graphics designed the Exterior and Interior Car Park signage and all the food packaging that Martin Freeman complains about at the end of the advert. There was actually 30 pieces of package design created but cut in the edit. Luckily lots of Acme work did make the edit and featured heavily in the commercial.
Acme Graphics are prop making licence plates and we have a range of techniques using vinyl and foamex. Here are some vintage plate styles. The fonts were created from vintage reference and cut from stainless steel vinyl.
We experimented with various styles of vintage licence plate made of vinyl and foamex. The agency wanted an enamel looking Licence Plate so we spray painted sanded foamex and added vinyl with successful results.
Acme now have a cutting plotter which not only cuts vinyl but will cut card to any design to create bespoke designed nets for props like cigarette packets, food packaging, stickers, food and drink labels.
Acme Graphics have a stock of Generic magazines for action props or dressing sets. Interior Design, Architecture, Mens Magazines, Womens Fashion, teenage and gossip magazines. This is the latest one for ‘Murder in Successville’ made into an action prop. Generic design with library stock images and clearable name of Production’s choice.
Motion graphics can be created and loaded onto portable devices on Film Sets to assist the actor and scroll though pages as an animated sequence of graphics in action. Any device, Apple or Analogue, ipad, laptop, phone, hospital equipment, digital screens of any kind.
Logo design by Acme, used throughout the sets of Loaded. Logo design can give brand identity. Logo used on signage, merchandise like mugs and stickers to give show recognisable identity and continuity of visuals.