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.
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!
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.
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.
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”.
Acme create food packaging in any language like these Marshmallows in Norwegian in close up. Graphics printed on clear vinyl works on clear packaging. Cereal Packet and marshmallow packaging text can be translated into any language, for this job it was Norwegian.
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.