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Acme Graphics design Zlatan lbrahimovic’s Logo for Visa Campaign

It looks like we will be seeing a lot of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the 2018 FIFA World Cup approaches, not on the pitch but as the global face of Visa’s marketing campaign for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

This week we saw the first glimpse of Visa’s global advertising campaign with a cheeky ad starring the Swedish striker and featuring a logo crest designed by Acme Graphics. Playing on his world famous ego, Acme created Zlatan his very own ‘royal’ crest.

Acme drew inspiration from traditional royal crests and his self proclaimed Lion nickname.
Acme drew inspiration from traditional royal crests and Zlatan’s self proclaimed ‘Lion’ nickname.

 

In the words of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s ‘Don’t worry world, the lion cannot miss the hunt’.

The ‘royal’ crest design was one of many items that Acme were asked to create for the production, including digital painting, illustration and graphics for vehicle wrapping.

Interactive screen graphics for League of Gentlemen

Acme Graphics have been creating film and TV Animation for over 20 years. Our resident designer and animator: Nick Hellman, who founded Acme Graphics, created all the animations for the League of Gentlemen computer sequences. We can create all types of interactive graphics and animations for Computers, tablets and smart phones, static, interactive or fully animated.

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Animation for League of Gentlemen specials see the characters return

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Famous League of Gentlemen Road signs recreated by Acme for Specials

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Acme Graphics updated the prop Famous Royston Vasey road sign from League of Gentlemen into an aged action prop
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This sign was used in the dressing of the town in League of Gentlemen, Acme offered options – look which one they chose
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Acme Graphics always offer the client options on a design so they can choose their favourite

The famous League of Gentlemen road signs that we all recognise from the original series broadcast in the 1990s, had to be redesigned for the 2017 special. Acme were asked to make sure they were as close to the original as possible.

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League of Gentlemen road sign aged to match the original sign from the series

Acme Graphics Animation for League of Gentlemen

Acme Graphics specialise in creating animations for use on prop laptops, desktop computers, tablets and mobile phones. We have created many variations as per scripts from art departments from TV & Film.

This clip shows Les Mcqueen, played by Mark Gatiss from the fictitious band Creme Brulee in League of Gentlemen. He was Googling himself and Acme Graphics created the whole sequence as an animation so that the Actor has both control over the movements or they can be programmed in taking the stress away from the actor and the prop man controls the action for the director off camera.

Celebrate World Book Day by looking at Acme Graphics prop books

Acme Graphics can make a range of books covers contemporary or vintage looking. We can even gold foil emboss the covers in vintage or modern style. We have a library of prop bookcover designs  that be printed as hardback or paperback covers.

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Acme Graphics designed bookcovers in our library of cleared book designs

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Acme Graphics Newspapers used as dressing and props in Channel 4 drama Kiri

Acme Graphics create artwork and printing of old and new Newspapers. We print full newspapers using our library stock pages as fillers or we can work with clients who get permission from real Newspaper companies to made authentic newspapers for TV & Film. Channel 4 drama used real newspapers that we printed on “Kiri” a drama with Sarah Lancashire about an abducted child. The headlines blame the Father and are seen featuring in the drama throughout as the drama unfolds.

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Prop newspapers by Acme Graphics designed and printed for Kiri – drama about a Father being blamed for abducting his child
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Acme artwork to create a Sun Newspaper with cleared images and a Hero article dropped into the layout to feature in the programme
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Prop newspapers designed by Acme using library stock photos. Hero articles can be dropped in and extra Acme pages added to fill newspaper

Mcdonald’s Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Big Mac

The latest Mcdonald’s commercial celebrates the 50th Birthday of the Big Mac. We were asked to make some graphics to illustrate the shoot through the decades of 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. We made some carrier bags, van graphics, tax discs, and a backlit menu.

 

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Retro 1980s Clothes shop design & prop make Bag design  for Mcdonalds Commercial through the ages of Big Mac customers
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Retro 1970s Record Bag design and prop make for Mcdonalds Commercial – designed and printed by Acme Graphics 
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1970s design plastic bag with vinyl detail for prop bags for Mcdonalds commercial for Big Mac

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