Category Archives: newspapers

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.
Range of Vintage Newspaper Clippings and photos
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.

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 newspaper with the Sex Pistols headline featuring the young actors playing the Sex Pistols and Steve Pemberton playing Bill Grundy and posters.

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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Acme Graphics reworked the original Sex Pistols posters to look new in the documentary about the Today Show

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Acme Graphics remade the classic London TV logo for the remake of the Today Show with the Sex Pistols and Bill Grundy
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Acme recreated the classic NME magazine newspaper cover so that it looked new in the SKY Arts docudrama about the Sex Pistols with Bill Grundy on the Today Show
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 newpaper with photo of actors playing the Pistols and Steve Pemberton playing Bill Grundy. The Today show ended Grundy’s career, thanks to the Pistols.

Selection of Prop Make 2017 Newspapers

Newspapers have changed in size and design over the last year and Acme have kept up to date with new 2017 layouts. Here are a selection of Acme made newspapers with cleared images from Acme Library – ready for your scripted articles/headlines for Hero Props
We also have newspaper designs on file, ranging from 1900 throughout 20th & 21st Century to 2017 for any period film requirement.

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Full range of Newspapers for 2017 – Front/Back and Inside Pages

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Re-tracing the night before in Benidorm

We were asked to create a wall of information as the character, Pauline in Benidorm tries to trace steps to help trigger a memory of who she had spent the night with. The wall follows her journey using graphic mockups of fictional on-line Facebook profiles, emails, bank accounts and general lifestyle paperwork and photos, as she re- traces her steps across a notice board.

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A wall of created Fictional Online Profile Graphics as Pauline traces her steps.
Various Fictional Profile Graphics for Benidorm Various Fictional Profile Graphics for Benidorm

Antony Cartlidge is the designer of Benidorm Series 6, who asked us to create varied graphics in addition to this notice board  and take it to Spain for the shoot.

General every day paper work can be created to dress various domestic settings. Domestic utility bills, bank statements, Takeaway menus, Workout timetables, football training schedules, school certificates, recycling bins notices, newspaper clippings, tickets and business cards can fill a background to create authenticity of a domestic setting creating more authentic set dressing.

Acme Activity in August (graphic prop work update)

August is generally a busy month in the world of film and television, as many productions schedule location shooting over the summer, hoping for good weather.

So no surprises that we have been busy creating quite a few prop graphics for the second series of a successful TV police drama set on south cost of England, however we can not divulge any specific details as its all very hush, hush, as production understandably do not want any details to leak out.

Our tasks have mainly been to design newspapers and website pages that are central to the narrative, so no images available yet.

One very interesting project was to provide illustration and design for a 1950s style book cover for a KFC commercial, its always fun to work on period graphics.

Other jobs passing through the Acme Towers studios include the second series of The Job Lot, visual for a Littlewoods advert, a charity job for St John’s Ambulance among others.

So while some have been soaking up the sunshine on various beaches around Europe, the Acme team have been nose to the screen, conjuring up a myriad of graphical terats.