Monthly Archives: August 2017

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.

Latest Vodafone Advert with Martin Freeman

The latest advert in the Vodafone campaign with Martin Freeman as a shopper approached by criminals in a basement car park. Acme Graphics designed the Exterior and Interior Car Park signage and all the food packaging that Martin Freeman complains about at the end of the advert. There was actually 30 pieces of package design created but cut in the edit. Luckily lots of Acme work did make the edit and featured heavily in the commercial.

A car screeches into an underground car park featuring Acme designed and printed signage
A car screeches into an underground car park featuring Acme designed and printed signage
Interior Car Park Signage in over Martin Freeman's shoulder of "Chase" Vodafone Commercial
Interior Car Park Signage in over Martin Freeman’s shoulder of “Chase” Vodafone Commercial
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Martin Freeman featuring Acme bespoke package design and prop make

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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