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Acme get Crafty making School Notice Boards

We got our craft skills out for the task of making some Christmas school notice boards. We channelled our inner primary school student to re-create a class of art projects on 3 boards for various age groups. The commission was fun but took a while to get the glitter out the studio afterwards. We have created a range of school classroom wall dressing boards – these had the most pompoms and glitter on them.

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Xmas Classroom notice boards made by the Acme Team, channeling their inner child skills to make authentic, believable primary school students classwork from scratch.

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School Notice board in a Co Op Advert - see the world map Acme created and the charity trip photos all mocked up to create school boards in the background
School Notice board in a Co Op Advert – see the world map Acme created and the charity trip photos all mocked up to create school boards in the background

Chalkboards without any messy chalk!

Acme Graphics have started a range of blackboards or chalkboards that Acme create to look like aged blackboards for restaurant, bar and cafe sets. The blackboards are aged in the design stage and printed on vinyl + mounted on black foamex. The chalkboards look like well used blackboards and can have any text in any font without any of the chalk or mess and hassle of chalk pens!

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Chalkboard Menu – printed on vinyl + mounted on Foamex for permanent interior or exterior signage without the hassle. This one is for a Xmas Cafe.

Acme Prop Make Fictional Generic Passports

New Acme Graphics make Generic prop make Passports with gold leaf embossed detail on front covers. Generic designs for inside pages useful for action props as clearance on real passports can be difficult for productions to obtain quickly. Acme passports look and feel authentic and are clearance friendly.

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Fictional generic prop made passports for use when permission is hard to obtain on productions of any scale

 

Explicit Graphic Prop Makes for The Horrors Music Video

The latest music video for The Horrors, “Something to remember me by” included some explicit graphic prop package design. Showcasing our various prop making techniques from perspex cutting to package design of products like sex toys, soap and lipsticks.

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Cut Perspex mould for The Horrors soap making part of music video
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Cut perspex for the Prop soap making section of music video creating promotional products from the band’s bodily juices.
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Explicit promotional products designed by Acme Graphics as props for the new The Horrors Music Video

Graphic Props for THE HORRORS gruesome video

Acme graphics were commissioned to create the Graphic Prop makes involved in THE HORRORS latest video, in which the band give their bodily juices to the Music Industry in name of Music.

Prop Makes of the packaging for the gruesome products the band’s bodily juices are turned into for the song “Something to Remember me by”.

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Display of promotional products created by Acme Graphics in the Video
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Acme Graphics cut perspex as part of the THE HORRORS soap making part of video 
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Package design for promotional products made from the band’s bodily juices

SKY Urban Myth: A comedy based on The Sex Pistols on Bill Grundy’s show

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.

Sex Pistols Posters authentically re-created by Acme with period 1960's font accuracy
Sex Pistols Posters authentically re-created by Acme with period 1960’s font accuracy

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London Television Advertising created to be similar yet recognisable including Steve Pemberton playing Bill Grundy
London Television Advertising created to be similar yet recognisable including 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.

NME from 1969 recreated by Acme for Set Dressing
NME from 1969 recreated by Acme for Set Dressing
The Sun featured the incident with the Sex Pistols on Bill Grundy's Today show, Acme recreates the paper with photo of actors playing the Pistols
The Sun featured the incident with the Sex Pistols on Bill Grundy’s Today show, Acme recreates the paper with photo of actors playing the Pistols and Steve Pemberton playing Bill Grundy. The Today show ended Grundy’s career, thanks to the Pistols.

Latest Vodafone Advert with Martin Freeman

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.

A car screeches into an underground car park featuring Acme designed and printed signage
A car screeches into an underground car park featuring Acme designed and printed signage
Interior Car Park Signage in over Martin Freeman's shoulder of "Chase" Vodafone Commercial
Interior Car Park Signage in over Martin Freeman’s shoulder of “Chase” Vodafone Commercial
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Martin Freeman featuring Acme bespoke package design and prop make

Licence Plate Prop making options

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.

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Vinyl heated over foamex to produce licence plate enamel and metal vintage plates
Vinyl heated over foamex to produce licence plate enamel and metal vintage plates
Fonts created and cut on Graphtec vinyl cutting plotter

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