Things are calming down after a hectic week in the world of TV graphic props. We have been working on a new sitcom called ‘The Detectorists’ for Channel X for the BBC. Starring Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Rachael Stirling, Aimee-Ffion Edwards and Lucy Benjamin the comedy revolves around a bunch of wannabe archaeologist, spending their time in muddy fields with metal detectors, dreaming of finding that priceless ancient treasure that will make them rich and cement their place in detecting history.
Commissioned by Lucy Haley and Sam Harley, we have created some unusual graphic props including authentic pub signage that we designed and printed, pregnancy test packaging and an illustration that was manufactured as a brass lapel pin, as well as the usual newspapers, magazines and signs and posters.
Georgina Millett asked us to print and makeup 20 cigarette packs for The Gunman, 10 of which were European soft packs which proved to be quite a challenge.
Other prop graphics designed include graph charts for a McDonald’s commercial, photo editing and signage for a Kingsmill commercial and other bits and bobs.