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.
A blend of 100 photos taken by a Drone in Suffolk were photoshopped together to create a seamless birds eye view landscape. It was a tricky job to remove the buildings, vehicles and unwanted details, so that the camera could start as a printed action prop held by a property developer and end as an overhead shot of Mackenzie Crook and Toby Jones metal detecting in a field.
The sequence starts as a printed prop, it is unrolled to view the area that the Detectorists are standing in. The camera zooms in, each stage of that zoom had to be created and seamlessly patched together, as the camera shot get closer – the viewer recognises that it is the stars of the show. You would never know it started as 100 photos taken by a drone!
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.
Acme were asked to research and create authentic boxing posters featuring Paddy Considine as the hero who is injured and the film follows the powerful story of an injured boxer in his prime and how it effects his family.
In the trailer for the new BBC2 drama, we see David Morrissey working on a futuristic map, which was created in detail by Acme Graphics. We are proud that it made it into the trailer – see here.
We get asked regularly for backlit film prints for windows and light boxes. It is perfect for back lit menus like this one in Mcdonalds commercial. The commercial took us through the ages for anyone that can remember these retro menus.
Acme Graphics have a wide range of Posters for any set dressing requirements, sometimes we are asked to design the more unusual ones like for League of Gentlemen.
Acme Graphics design, print and make road signs from Motorway signs for AA Commercials to famous roadsigns for League of Gentlemen. The specials filmed in 2017 returned to Royston Vasey but some things had changed. Acme was asked to design both the remake original Royston Vasey sign and the new town sign. In all our design processes – we offer options. Here you see which one they chose in the show aired in December.