Category Archives: graphic props

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.

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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http://www.acmegraphics.co.uk/our-work/others

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

http://www.acmegraphics.co.uk/our-work/publications

Robbie Williams’ Pub Prank Signage and Props on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Takeaway

Robbie Williams interviewing staff in his new pub. Ant & Dec get Acme to make comedy beer pumps tags
Robbie Williams interviewing staff in his new pub. Ant & Dec get Acme to make comedy beer pumps tags
Prop Make Beer tags with Robbie Williams puns
Prop Make Beer tags with Robbie Williams puns
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Digitally Painted Pub sign illustrated & printed make for Robbie Williams on Ant & Dec
Options for Robbie William's Pub Sign for Prank
Oil Painting style Pub sign created digitally
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Pub sign created from a photo and turned into an Oil Painting style pub sign

Robbie Williams and Ayda Field play a prank on the public with Ant and Dec on Saturday Night Takeaway. Robbie has a new pub and Acme was asked to create Pub Signs and Beer Pump Tags to make the prank more authentic until Robbie see’s the jokes are on him.

O2 – Be More Dog – Tail Wag commercial graphics

Earlier this year we were commissioned to design and print a wide range of props, signs and graphics for the O2 be More Dog commercial.

Here is a selection of graphic designs and stills from the production:

O2 commercial Odeon cinema visual
O2 commercial Odeon cinema visual
Still from production
Still from production
Mosaic sign design
Mosaic sign design for Butchers shop
Butchers shop sign at the location
Printed and mounted Butchers shop sign at the location

We designed and printed graphics for the van, Butchers Shop exterior and interior, Odeon cinema, Cafe Nero, Music venue and Italian restaurant.

Acme Graphics have supplied graphics props for commercials over the past 15 years.

Large period prop book

We were challenged by the request to design, print and make a large Medieval style religious book for Todd Margaret series 3.

The dimensions had to be 15 inches high, 12 inches wide and 4 inches deep, far larger than any production print book to wrap around.

We bought a few large atlases and guillotined down the pages to a uniform size and bound them together. Printing our design onto parchment paper, with a blue leather cover and gold vinyl produced surprising results:

Period book Front cover
Front cover
Period book inside pages
Inside pages

Gold spray paint on the page edges finished off the effect with a thin dividing ribbon.