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Icon on Instagram

Icon & Co can now be found on Instagram; the filter-friendly, photo-sharing platform.  As a very ‘visual’ company, it seems like a sensible move to me!  Find our profile & take a look at our pictures here.

Icon & Co have arrived on Instagram

Icon & Co have arrived on Instagram

 

props for tv and film, dr who prop, flatline, south wales tv Film industry

Mini Tardis Dr Who Prop

Flatline Tardis Dr Who Prop

Well, the latest BBC Dr Who series is almost upon us (Series 8, set to start 23/8/14), & there is palpable excitement amongst its many fans.  We (Icon & Co [Wales] Ltd) are very proud of our continued involvement as one of the suppliers to the show’s production in nearby Cardiff, & were especially excited to spot the media coverage of the mini Tardis Dr Who prop, which was built by ourselves, that appeared a few weeks back (see pic above).  Our handiwork was splashed across much of the British printed media, including The Sun’s full-page treatment which we’ve featured here.

As the animation below shows, we did have a little trouble with the transportation mechanism which, once installed, got stuck on a de-materialisation loop.  We did eventually manage to jump in and flick the necessary switch, bringing all back under control, but not after we lost the boss somewhere in 1835.  I’m sure he’ll be happy there…

Series 8 Dr Who Tardis

Dr Who prop, Series 8, Mini Tardis Prop

 

animated window display, tower london, moving display, propmakers,

Animated Window Display, 1 of 2; London Skyline

Animated window display 1, shown here, featured Tower Bridge opening & closing, set between The Shard, The Tower of London & ‘The Gherkin’, here set up in our South Wales workshop (the gif is moving somewhat faster than the original model!):

Shop-window-animated-display-02

animated retail display props, moving window schemes

Animated London Window Display, 2 of 2.

Here is window 2 of a series of animated retail display props which we produced for the London store of a high-end mens’ fashion chain. Each window display featured a moving element taken from an iconic London landmark, powered by various motors, cams, drive-belts & the like. Here is the Parliament / Nelson’s Column / London […]

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Fake Brick Wall Prop

Movie Props & Retail Display

 

Here is a link  to a little movie on YouTube capturing for all time an example of a typical Icon & Co job*: individual wall sections or whole buildings & streets can be reproduced from sheet plastic & timber & painted to look just like the real thing. Sometimes even better than the real thing. Routinely used for film & TV stage-set building & movie props but also as props in stores & shop windows where a bit of ‘street’ character is required!

* There is no such thing as a typical Icon & Co job, you should know that by now.

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London to Paris Window Display

Animated Window Display

Here is a movie (link below) of a window display, created by the shop display and prop makers of Icon & Co, which was produced to celebrate a London to Paris car rally and was placed in the shop window of one of the event’s sponsors, Alfred Dunhill.  Electric cars raced around stylised models of landmarks from London & Paris and a ‘cross channel’ boat rocked perpetually between the two.

Click here to view movie on YouTube.

animated retail display props, Hamleys window display

Hamleys 250th Anniversary Window Display

Hamleys Window Display Scheme

This video shows a series of spinning coin animated retail display props that Icon & Co created for a Hamleys window display and for hanging in the main store atrium in Hamleys toy store in Regent Street, London; click here to view on YouTube.

 

 

Fake Castle Prop, film, tv Theatre props, Film sets, Castle poly Sculpt, life-size props, giant props, TV, Movie, Film prop, display artists for hire, children's furniture, polystyrene sculptor sculpter

How To Build a Castle Video

Film Sets & Scenic Artwork

This short animated film shows some of the construction of a full-size castle prop in our workshop in South Wales for a feature film set.

This was one of the sets & movie props created by the prop makers & scenic artists at Icon & Co for the TV feature-length production of ‘Skellig – The Owl Man’ (2009). Extra points if you manage to spot the dog.

Click here to view video ‘How To Build a Castle’

 

Animated Window Display

This animated window display prop was one of a selection of eye-catching window displays created for the shop window of Alfred Dunhill in London. This animated gif gives a bit of an idea of how it looked at the time:dunhill-steampunk-prop

Click to view full video on YouTube

 

 

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Dunhill window scheme praised on retailstorewindows.com

Plaudits for Innovative Display Manufacturers!  (That’s us)

We like to think we’re innovative display manufacturers but, whether we are or not, we’re certainly proud of this Spring / Summer window display scheme, which brings Summer literally into stark relief.  Others apparently agree:

Click here to read the article

We’re also very happy to have had a long & highly mutually beneficial relationship with high-brand gentleman’s fashion retailer Alfred Dunhill Ltd, & other display projects undertaken with this legendary brand can be viewed elsewhere on our website, here.