Graphic Props for Urban Myths: Paul McCartney

Acme was once again asked to create Hero Props for the Emmy-nominated comedy anthology series Urban Myths. Last season we worked on the ‘Sex Pistols vs. Bill Grandy’ episode based on the infamous Bill Grundy interview, this season saw us design and make props for the ‘Paul McCartney’ episode. This episode explores the story behind one of their greatest hits Yesterday.

Vintage Beatles magazines created by Acme.
Vintage Beatles magazines created by Acme.

Some of the props were created to support the plot whilst others were recreated from iconic images, these included replica signs based on a vintage photograph that depicts Jane Asher smoking in the doorway of her room. Among the signage and magazines, we also designed and made the vintage record sleeves including the hero Bobbie Skiffle record prop. This hero prop was pivotal in illustrating the influence Skiffle music had on the Beatles in the early days of their careers.

Skiffle record cover.
Skiffle record cover.

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