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Acme designed signs show up in Mitchell & Webb’s “Back”

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.

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Mitchell and Webb’s BACK shows Acme Graphics cut vinyl in reverse as David peers through the funeral parlour window.
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Acme Graphics designed the sign logo for this factory shot of a jolly farmer
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Acme designed the Ogdens Bakery logo that Back used in their Bakery location

 

Illustrated Maps for TV & Film

Acme design and create Animations of anything from Hospital monitors, phone visuals and game graphics. For the film Northern Disco Lights, we were asked to do various animated Maps to illustrate the storyline of the documentary style film about Norwegian House music.

Acme Graphics created animations for film and television. This map of Norway follows the history of house music in Norway in a film called Northern Disco Lights.

Animated Map for Film from Nick Hellman on Vimeo.

Map Animation in Northern Disco Lights film documentary from Nick Hellman on Vimeo. The animation of an illustrated map to shows how Norwegian music spread across the world as the creators of the music retell their memories of that time in the film /documentary style Northern Disco Lights.

Vintage Newspapers dressed on walls in The New York Bagel Commercial

As well as graphic prop newspapers Acme Graphics can recreate vintage, period Newspaper clippings. In the latest New York Bakery commercial, Acme created a selection of American Vintage newspaper clippings on aged paper to decorate the history of the Bagel Shop in New York. These were framed and dressed on the walls of the bakery.

We can create newspapers from any country, from any period – we have been asked to do Norwegian and American recently.

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Still from New York Bagel Bakery commercial showing Acme Graphic graphic props on the walls of the set. Vintage newspaper clippings. Period newspapers and photos aged and printed for set dressing.
Range of Vintage Newspaper Clippings and photos
Range of Acme Graphics prop newspapers clippings designed and printed on newsprint. Aged in artwork process to show period newspapers through the ages.
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Graphic prop vintage newspapers and clippings designed and printed to look like all different periods of New York newspapers decorating the walls for Bagel Commercial.

Morrisons Christmas Advert Christmas Signs

We have made some festive graphic props and signs for the 2017 Morrisons Christmas Advert. We can create signs and blackboards that are printed  rather than wooden and hand painted by scenic artists. Acme can create any effect digitally to save you time and money.

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Chalk on blackboard effect artwork printed on vinyl and satin laminated for exterior waterproof signs instead of scenic painting on wood
Wood effect Signs created digitally and printed on vinyl, mounted on Foamex with Satin Laminate to fully waterproof for Exterior use
Festive Wooden artwork effect arrow signs created for Morrisons Christmas Commercial printed on vinyl with satin laminate to make waterproof for exterior signage
Santa Stop Here signs found outside houses. Artwork created by Acme and printed on vinyl, mounted on foamex with Satin Laminate for waterproof Exterior Signage
Santa Sign made for Morrisons Commercial printed vinyl and mounted on foamex with satin laminate to make suitable exterior sign. Christmas graphic props .

Prop UK Passport with Gold Foil Stamped Cover

We often get asked to make Graphic Prop Passports – we have the official UK stamp and permission to print the Front Cover of UK passports. It is often a lengthy process to get permission to get clearance to see a UK Passport on screen so we have created some generic inside pages. We have UK passport covers in stock. The Acme inside pages have been created to look like UK passport pages but details have been amended inline with National Archives website regulations on https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/information-management/reproduction-british-passport.pdf

Prop British Passport with authentic looking inside pages but meet National Archive regulations on use in Filming
Graphic prop generic British passport used in Benidorm but can be transferred to any actor as artwork is generic with no need for clearance.

Explicit Graphic Prop Makes for The Horrors Music Video

The latest music video for The Horrors, “Something to remember me by” included some explicit graphic prop package design. Showcasing our various prop making techniques from perspex cutting to package design of products like sex toys, soap and lipsticks.

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Cut Perspex mould for The Horrors soap making part of music video
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Cut perspex for the Prop make soap making section of music video creating promotional products from the band’s bodily juices.
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Explicit promotional products designed by Acme Graphics as graphic props for the new The Horrors Music Video
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Display of promotional graphic prop products created by Acme Graphics in the Video

Graphic Prop Food Packaging is the same in any Language

Acme Graphics create graphic prop food packaging in any language like these Marshmallows in Norwegian in close up. Graphic props printed on clear vinyl works on clear packaging. Any food packaging we have in our library like a  cereal packet and marshmallow packaging text can be translated into any language, for this job it was Norwegian.

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Acme Graphics food packaging design for graphic props in any language. Norwegian marshmallow packaging printed on clear vinyl

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 newspaper with the Sex Pistols headline featuring the young actors playing the Sex Pistols and Steve Pemberton playing Bill Grundy and posters.

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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Acme Graphics reworked the original Sex Pistols posters to look new in the documentary about the Today Show

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Acme Graphics remade the classic London TV logo for the remake of the Today Show with the Sex Pistols and Bill Grundy
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Acme recreated the classic NME magazine newspaper cover so that it looked new in the SKY Arts docudrama about the Sex Pistols with Bill Grundy on the Today Show
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 newpaper with photo of actors playing the Pistols and Steve Pemberton playing Bill Grundy. The Today show ended Grundy’s career, thanks to the Pistols.