Category Archives: Posters

Graphic Props for ‘Inside No.9’ Halloween Special

On Saturday our latest crop of graphic props were showcased on ‘Inside No.9’s’ live Halloween special. The award winning series famed for it’s dark humour, produced a unique episode full of surprising twists and thrills.

The episode begins with Pemberton’s character returning home to Flat No.9. A number of Acme props and graphics were used in this sequence including all of the food packaging. Bread packaging is often a prop that art directors are wary of using; however we have mastered the art of creating a realistic prop that would not look out of place at your local supermarket.

Bread-visual

Along with all the food packaging we made a number of signs; everything from the brushed aluminium signage, to the large vinyl lettering.

 

Hero Prop For PayPal

Often the graphic props we create are made to seamlessly blend in with the aesthetic of the set, so it’s always a treat to work on a prominently featured hero prop that has a full screen shot.  Our latest hero prop to air was for the latest round of PayPal ads.

We were asked to create a vintage feeling French poster; drawing inspiration from classic Art Nouveau Posters. Typefaces in this movement are typically stylised so we where keen to reproduce this highly decorative style within our own design.  The result being a poster that is familiar to the era yet unique in it’s own right.

PayPal Poster colour options
PayPal Poster colour options.

Graphic Props for ‘Urban Myths: Sex Pistols vs. Bill Grandy’

We work on a diverse range of jobs here at Acme; anything from a vintage prop cigarette case for a period drama to a crest  for an international campaign. Our recent graphic props for the latest Urban Myths episode – aired on Sky Arts – has to be one of our favourites. ‘Urban Myths: Sex Pistols vs. Bill Grandy’ tells the reimagined story behind The Sex Pistols’ infamous appearance on Bill Grundy’s show in 1976.

We recreated a variety of graphics, one being the 3D patterned flats seen in the studio background of the notorious interview. We created the vector graphics that were then used by a CNC router, this created an almost identical replica of the original. In addition to creating signage and logo’s we also recreated posters and newspapers using original archived imagery.

On the left is the original paper from 1976
On the left is the original paper from 1976
An almost identical replica of the original posters
An almost identical replica of the original posters

Acme Library of Posters for all set dressing needs

Acme Graphics have a massive library of poster artwork suitable for various settings and scenarios. We are often asked to supply posters that have generic artwork created by Acme,  all we ask is for production to provide cleared names. This enables the production  to get original artwork at a fraction of the price.

Acme Graphics have a stock library of posters, postcards, flyers and magazines to dress any set. It could literally be anything form a teenager's bedroom to a club.
Acme Graphics have a stock library of posters, postcards, flyers and magazines to dress any set. It could literally be anything form a teenager’s bedroom to a club.
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Acme artwork for a fictitious Film Poster, Artwork from Acme Graphics stock library of artwork for posters, postcards, flyers and magazines
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Two vintage poster designs created for productions a few years ago

Easter at Sainsbury’s with Acme Graphics set dressing

In the latest Black and white filmed Sainsburys commercial, you can see Acme Graphics posters from stock library. Acme has a wide range of posters to dress any set. We also provided generic paint tin for the character action prop.

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Easter commercial for Sainsburys with Acme Graphics posters from our Stock Library on walls of Teenage girls room and prop paint tin action props

Posters designed by Acme Graphics for League of Gentlemen

Acme Graphics have a wide range of Posters for any set dressing requirements, sometimes we are asked to design the more unusual ones like for League of Gentlemen.

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The Monty posters run through the League of Gentlemen and Acme created these two to the collection, they were heavily photoshopped by Acme graphics

Acme were part of the 50th Anniversary of Big Mac Commercial for Mcdonald’s

Acme Graphics were asked to step into history with Mcdonald’s Big Mac. There were some retro Rockabilly Gig posters posters in the background while Rockabilly’s eat Big Mac’s. See our fictitious bands Blakey and The Heys posters in these stills from the commercial.

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Rockabilly style Gig posters on billboards on Mcdonald’s Commercial set
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Mcdonald’s Big Mac Commercial shows Acme Graphics designed posters