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Acme Action Crisps

We get asked so many times if we can print foil crisps so we decided to invent a convincing Action Prop Crisp packet. Here is out latest invention. We think it looks pretty convincing. This design was used for Celebrity Get Me Outta Here – Bug Crispies!

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Acme Graphics make action graphic prop crisps with foil inside and gloss finish to authenticity. These were for Celebrity Get Me Outta Here.

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Its a (car) Wrap!

Acme have designed the artwork for Van and car vinyls and this car wrap. Printed vinyl can be attached to all vehicles. Cut vinyl is also an option but if colours are unusual, printed vinyl can be the best option.

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Newcastle Football Club needed a Car wrap designed for a BBC FA Cup Commercial

Acme Graphics made Tesco Carrier Bags

You may not realise that Acme Graphics make 3D prop making packaging too. Here are a few examples of the 3D graphic props that we have made over the years. We have an extensive library of package design or we can make anything bespoke. We recently made Tesco’s Christmas Bags for the Christmas advert.

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Acme Graphics made Tesco bags for the 2017 Christmas Tesco Advert
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Acme made some carrier bags for Tesco christmas commercial as action props and dressing
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Before we send anything out we always send a photo to show the finished action prop works and the client is happy

Acme Graphics 3D package design

Acme Graphics create 3D graphic props for action props or set dressing. Package design of food & drinks, cigarettes, condom packets, toy boxes, toiletries to dog food. We have a library of packaging that can be used with name clearance and we can print and make it! Cigarettes have changed – we we have to keep up with the changes.

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2017 style action prop Cigarette Packet with generic artwork
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Acme make any bagged food packaging including treats, crisps and sweets
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We make all types of box packaging like cereal boxes and washing powder boxes – we can have contents wet or dry in the boxes for action props.

Nick Hellman’s Showreel of Animation by Acme Graphics

This showreel shows the breadth of experience Nick has in Animation at Acme Graphics. He has been creating animation since 1998 for major productions. This showreel shows Nick’s older work but proves that Acme Graphics can design any animation for any prop device in any style required for film, TV and commercial production as part of the film edit or prop.

My animation showreel from 1997 from Nick Hellman on Vimeo.

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.