Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Instead it's actually James Spader all in black and hat, doing his best Observer impression as an international criminal mastermind 'Red Reddington' aka 'The Concierge of Crime'.
He'll help the agency catch a notorious terrorist long-thought-dead, but only if he speaks directly to a female FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico, 'Elizabeth "Liz" Keen' (played by Megan Boone) - it all sounds very much like The Silence of the Lambs, doesn't it. Why has he chosen this fledgling agent, what's their connection and is she hiding secrets of her own?
More importantly who else is on his 'blacklist' of criminals, mobsters, dirty politicians and spies, and why is he willing to give them up? Is it all about revenge, or is Red up to something even more deadly and mysterious.
The CW's Arrow, so let's hope The Blacklist isn't simply a mix of lots of other people's ideas we've seen before.
This enigmatic series premiere billboard was spied along Sunset Boulevard on July 13, 2013 and it certainly piqued Daily Billboard's interest.
UPDATED: This creative for The Blacklist was probably the first to appear for the new fall season shows way back in July, but this super-sized billboard spied along Sunset Boulevard on the side of the Metropolitan Hotel Hollywood on September 12, 2013 is a big reminder for people to watch the new series.
UPDATED: The Blacklist is proving to be quite an an entertaining new show and Daily Billboard isn't the only one who agrees, as the rookie series gets an updated creative with the tagline 'Fall's best new drama', snapped on October 5, 2013 in the same Sunset Strip ad location it's occupied since mid-July this year.
UPDATED: James Spader may not have won the Golden Globe he was nominated for for The Blacklist, but NBC obviously still want to support their popular new thriller with this winter premiere billboard which sees Megan Boone's 'Liz' share the spotlight with 'Red'.
UPDATED: The Blacklist has been one of NBC's surprising success stories, so it's no wonder they'd like to garner some award accolades for the show and for James Spader as the enigmatic 'Red Reddington'.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
A mecca for musicians, rock bands and their admirers, the Strip is home to such legendary venues as Whisky A Go-Go, The Roxy Theatre, the Rainbow Bar and Grill and The Viper Room.
Over the past few years living close to the Sunset Strip, Daily Billboard has witnessed first hand the strong synergy between the Tennessee whiskey and the notorious location.
This duo of billboards on either side of the street, including a cool special extension billboard for extra stand out, were photographed on July 22, with the 'There for the beginning, the end' ad snapped on the side of the now closed Key Club venue. Both vinyl visions will be highly visible during the Sunset Strip Music Festival in these locations (and what is it with this fascination with billboards for the same brands, movies of TV shoes on either side of the street lately, like this cool billboard duo for The Bridge?).
Meanwhile, earlier this year in May 2013 Jack Daniel's took over all the street lampposts along the Strip with this clever ad campaign, including this ingenious branded guitar pick installation, further emphasising their musical credentials.
Be sure to take a look at more of these fun and irreverent Jack Daniel's Sunset Strip banner ads that lined the street's skies in May.
Sunset Strip's GuitarTown public art installation, which has seen for the past several years giant 10ft Gibson Les Paul fiberglass guitars invade this stretch of West Hollywood, each individually designed by artists as tributes to musicians, bands and rock legends, all to be auctioned off to help charity.
Be sure to check out the previous Jack Daniel's guitar sculpture creation from 2010 and the 2012 guitar homage to photographer Jim Marshall.
billboard for Jack Daniel's Whiskey and Cola variant from May 2011.
Be sure to enjoy your next sip of whiskey (responsibly) and have fun at the festival if you're able to attend.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Ten years later he runs into his successful old boss, who doesn't recognise him now without his shaggy hair and beard, and thinks it's time for some payback.
HBO Films has certainly given the movie some heavy-weight support with giant-sized billboards on the sides of West Hollywood's Andaz Hotel and the super-tall 9000 Sunset Building, snapped on July 27, 2013.
Curb Your Enthusiasm season eight billboards, plus if you're a Jon Hamm admirer, be sure to take a look at all these Mad Men billboards.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
advertising campaigns for other tequila brands.
And as it's the weekend, be sure to relax with the perfect margarita, or two.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
From the looks of these latest creatives from Gap for their women's activewear range, Gap Fit, they are still giving Nike and Lululemon a run for their money.
Gap Fit ad campaign from 2012.
Friday, July 26, 2013
The story focuses on a small-town crop-duster called 'Dusty' who wants to be a high-flying racer. There's only a couple of problems, he's not built for it and he's hopelessly afraid of heights. Fortunately in true Disney fashion, with the support of seasoned aviator 'Skipper Riley' and a whole host of new aeronautical friends, he's able to rise to new heights and soar to success.
Cars Land at Disneyland in California, so Daily Billboard is sure Disney hopes to replicate this success with their latest animated offering.
If you like this giant eye-catching ad for Planes, be sure to also check out this super-sized Cars 2 movie billboard in the same location from May 2011.
Imagine how much more impactful this ad would be if the green plane was a special extension billboard, it would be like it was flying through the air up that high.