The famous League of Gentlemen road signs we all recognise from the original series from 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.
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.
Acme Graphics can make replica road prop make signs with reflective vinyl exactly like the real thing. We can make them of cut vinyl, mount on foamex and attach to existing hired signage or we can make from foamex and give the edges a metallic finish to look authentic. Lights will reflect and kick off the official reflective vinyl – so they look real rather than looking like props. The signs have runners on the reverse to clamp onto signs on location – rather than with cable ties and black tack!
Acme designed and printed many signs in the new David Mitchell & Robert Webb series, “Back” on Channel 4. Acme Graphics were commissioned to design exterior Pub and shop signs for the production. The pub signs were artworked to look like old wooden signs but they were printed on vinyl for Designer Rosie Thomas and Neil Barnes.
Acme Graphics have started a range of blackboard signs or chalkboards that Acme create to look like aged blackboards for restaurant, bar and cafe sets. The blackboards are aged in the design stage and printed on vinyl + mounted on black foamex. The chalkboards look like well used blackboards and can have any text in any font without any of the chalk or mess and hassle of chalk pens!
Artwork for Location Exterior Restaurant added in Post Production for Benidorm . Interior Graphics designed and printed but exterior is “painted” digital visual.
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.
We can now design Logos that can turn into Stencils for signage, decoration or branding.
Laser cut or engrave anything
You can laser cut and engrave anything using compressed air. Since the laser process is essentially a very controlled method of burning a material it’s possible to cut and mark a number or name or logo. This gives a near clean result.
This particular technique does require some advance notice due to the materials involved and the Laser cutting process. Laser cutting is very versatile. Nearly any surface material can be etched including perspex, metal and various wood surfaces can be etched, cut or stencilled to brand or decorate.
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:
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.