Acme designed signs show up in Mitchell & Webb’s “Back”

Acme Graphics designed and produced signage for various locations for the shoot of Mitchell & Webb’s “Back. Here are a few screenshot of cut vinyl and designed logos for a bakery, food factory, DIY store, funeral home, cafe and a pub. All spotted in these screenshots taken from the first series of the comedy.

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Mitchell and Webb’s BACK shows Acme Graphics cut vinyl in reverse as David peers through the funeral parlour window.
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Acme Graphics designed the sign logo for this factory shot of a jolly farmer
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Acme designed the Ogdens Bakery logo that Back used in their Bakery location

 

Illustrated Maps for TV & Film

Acme design and create Animations of anything from Hospital monitors, phone visuals and game graphics. For the film Northern Disco Lights, we were asked to do various animated Maps to illustrate the storyline of the documentary style film about Norwegian House music.

Acme Graphics created animations for film and television. This map of Norway follows the history of house music in Norway in a film called Northern Disco Lights.

Animated Map for Film from Nick Hellman on Vimeo.

Map Animation in Northern Disco Lights film documentary from Nick Hellman on Vimeo. The animation of an illustrated map to shows how Norwegian music spread across the world as the creators of the music retell their memories of that time in the film /documentary style Northern Disco Lights.

Acme Graphics design Animations for Film and TV

Acme Graphics has been credited in the award winning film Northern Disco Lights for its animation throughout the film. The story of house music is told from the perspective of the DJ’s and Producers both from Norway and internationally acclaimed music professionals. The film is a selection of vintage clips and animations to illustrate the memories of the people involved in the music movement that is now internationally respected.


This video is compliments the narration by the DJ’s from Norway talking about when popular music came to Norway that had been up until that time about 25 years behind in music taste, with no radio stations or DJ Events. This animated sequence designed by Acme tells the story perfectly and gives the viewer a funny picture of the average life of a young Norwegian in the early 1990s.

See the whole Red Bull film full of Acme Graphics Animations here.

Acme Animation for Northern Disco Lights Film

Northern Disco Lights tells the previously untold story of a group of teenagers in the arctic city of Tromsø, in Northern Norway who set off a chain of events that would go on to transform the history of how house music transformed a nation. To escape the boredom of growing up in a remote outpost of Northern rural settings of Norway, they created their own music scene, setting up radio stations, parties, building synthesizers and making tunes. Word spread as like-minded souls recognised the call to arms and inspired a generation of kids who would go on to change dance music and Norway forever.
See the whole film in full here to see all Acme Animations

With its spectacular, drone-shot footage of Norway’s physical geography, its incisive artist profiles and its use of animation and rare archive footage, the film shows how a country in which skateboarding was illegal until the end of the ’80s became an influential pop-cultural force, thanks to three distinct and sequential “waves” of dance music. These came from Tromsø, Bergen and Oslo.


“We felt it was a largely untold story about an under-appreciated strand of music,” says Davis. “But the kernel of the idea was: how did this white country at the edge of Europe come to develop such a strong affinity with disco, which is at root a black music form from New York? The two clips show how Acme Graphics were involved in the Edit of the film so that the animation could slot into the narrative perfectly.

This mix of animation and documentary filming tells the story of how early radio stations were set up by these guys who wanted to open Norway up to all the types of music in the world by mixing various types of music.

Vintage Newspapers dressed on walls in The New York Bagel Commercial

As well as graphic prop newspapers Acme Graphics can recreate vintage, period Newspaper clippings. In the latest New York Bakery commercial, Acme created a selection of American Vintage newspaper clippings on aged paper to decorate the history of the Bagel Shop in New York. These were framed and dressed on the walls of the bakery.

We can create newspapers from any country, from any period – we have been asked to do Norwegian and American recently.

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Still from New York Bagel Bakery commercial showing Acme Graphic graphic props on the walls of the set. Vintage newspaper clippings. Period newspapers and photos aged and printed for set dressing.
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Range of Acme Graphics prop newspapers clippings designed and printed on newsprint. Aged in artwork process to show period newspapers through the ages.
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Graphic prop vintage newspapers and clippings designed and printed to look like all different periods of New York newspapers decorating the walls for Bagel Commercial.

Graphic Prop Make Motorway road signs

Acme Graphics can make replica road prop make signs with reflective vinyl exactly like the real thing. We can make them of cut vinyl, mount on foamex and attach to existing hired signage or we can make from foamex and give the edges a metallic finish to look authentic. Lights will reflect and kick off the official reflective vinyl – so they look real rather than looking like props. The signs have runners on the reverse to clamp onto signs on location – rather than with cable ties and black tack!

Prop Road sign made of cut vinyl and foamex with authentic real life reflective vinyl and metallic edges
Prop Road sign made of cut vinyl and foamex with authentic real life Yellow reflective vinyl and metallic edges, the signs will reflect the lights rather than looking like props.
Prop Road sign made of cut vinyl and foamex with authentic real life reflective vinyl and metallic edges
Prop Road sign made of cut vinyl and foamex with authentic real life reflective vinyl and metallic edges. Mounted on poles to show they can be clamped onto poles.

Morrisons Christmas Advert Christmas Signs

We have made some festive graphic props and signs for the 2017 Morrisons Christmas Advert. We can create signs and blackboards that are printed  rather than wooden and hand painted by scenic artists. Acme can create any effect digitally to save you time and money.

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Chalk on blackboard effect artwork printed on vinyl and satin laminated for exterior waterproof signs instead of scenic painting on wood
Wood effect Signs created digitally and printed on vinyl, mounted on Foamex with Satin Laminate to fully waterproof for Exterior use
Festive Wooden artwork effect arrow signs created for Morrisons Christmas Commercial printed on vinyl with satin laminate to make waterproof for exterior signage
Santa Stop Here signs found outside houses. Artwork created by Acme and printed on vinyl, mounted on foamex with Satin Laminate for waterproof Exterior Signage
Santa Sign made for Morrisons Commercial printed vinyl and mounted on foamex with satin laminate to make suitable exterior sign. Christmas graphic props .

Prop UK Passport with Gold Foil Stamped Cover

We often get asked to make Graphic Prop Passports – we have the official UK stamp and permission to print the Front Cover of UK passports. It is often a lengthy process to get permission to get clearance to see a UK Passport on screen so we have created some generic inside pages. We have UK passport covers in stock. The Acme inside pages have been created to look like UK passport pages but details have been amended inline with National Archives website regulations on https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/reproduction-british-passport.pdf

Prop British Passport with authentic looking inside pages but meet National Archive regulations on use in Filming
Graphic prop generic British passport used in Benidorm but can be transferred to any actor as artwork is generic with no need for clearance.

James Corden with Acme Graphics Licence Plate on his Confused Car

James Corden is well known as the face of Confused.com commercials in the classic Mercedes with the memorable Confusd Licence plates. Acme Graphics made these graphic prop licence plates. We used car filler on foamex, sanded and car sprayed the prop then added vinyl lettering to create a plate with profiled letters.

Confused.com Licence plate made of foamex, paint and vinyl
Licence plates made in the Acme workshop made of foamex, spray paint and cut vinyl
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Graphic Prop Licence plate made of spray painted foamex and vinyl cut lettering
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From Confused.com commercial showing Acme Graphics prop make licence plates. Vintage period prop licence plates made of foamex and spray paint
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Confused.com commercial showing Acme Graphics prop makes. Front and rear prop vintage period licence plates on James Corden famous car.

Spot the Acme made Signs in the new Mitchell & Webb Series “Back”

Acme designed and printed many signs in the new David Mitchell & Robert Webb series, “Back” on Channel 4.  Acme Graphics were commissioned to design exterior Pub and shop signs for the production. The pub signs were artworked to look like old wooden signs but they were printed on vinyl for Designer Rosie Thomas and Neil Barnes.

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Pub Sign artworked to look like old wooden sign but printed on vinyl and mounted on Foamex with satin laminate for Exterior use
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Pub sign designed by Acme Graphics and digitally painted to have a painted wood effect. Printed on vinyl on foamex with satin laminate to waterproof.