It is always a fun challenge to design period book props like these, getting the style and treatment correct for the decade. If you require any period books or any vintage graphic props for your production, just contact us.
The bookbinding techniques we use create robust and sturdy books that are safe to use as action props, they will be fully functional and will stand up to repeated takes.
We were asked to create Hero Props for the Emmy-nominated anthology series Urban Myths for Sky Arts. Last season we worked on the ‘Sex Pistols versus Bill Grundy’ episode, based on the infamous 1976 Bill Grundy interview on the Today Programme, this time we designed and made props for the ‘Paul McCartney - Scrambled Eggs’ episode
Timewasters are back for a second series, this time around the South London jazz band have travelled back in time to the 1950s. Acme were tasked with creating two hero props, the first showcased in Episode 4, which focuses on the scene where Horace’s private diary is found and published. We designed the prop book cover
Graphic props are a great way of adding historical context to a production. Vintage Graphic props are one of our favourite requests, we have designed all kinds including period newspapers, posters, signage, and labels. We have worked on some great projects including the ‘League of Gentlemen’ and most recently Channel 4’s ‘Year of the Rabbit’. The devil
The Mcdonald's 'Great Tastes of America' menu is back and with the arrival of a new menu comes a new advert. This quirky advert set in a library and naturally featuring a basketball player used Acme Graphics to recreate vintage books. We came up with book covers that are aged at the artwork stage - these are
Acme Graphics can make a range of book covers contemporary or vintage looking. We can even gold foil emboss the covers in vintage or modern style. We have a library of prop book cover designs that be printed as hardback or paperback covers. Acme Graphics designed book covers in our library of cleared book designs
We were challenged by the request to design, print and make a large Medieval style religious book for Todd Margaret series 3. The dimensions had to be 15 inches high, 12 inches wide and 4 inches deep, far larger than any production print book to wrap around. We bought a few large atlases and guillotined down the pages to
Latest off the workbench are three-period Victorian Books, we made these vintage graphic props by printing onto calico style material, then wrapping it around existing books, with the added touch of some gold cut vinyl lettering to look like gold foil embossing. Acme Graphics have created many contemporary, period and vintage prop books over the years, and
Nick Foley-Oates asked us to create a period Sci-Fi novel cover for the new KFC commercial. We had to illustrate the cover in a convincing 1950 style, to look convincingly old and worn in close up. The agency was very specific about the look of the book cover, and handily provided lots of reference material that helped