Friday, April 30, 2010

ANIMATION WEEK: Monsters vs Aliens movie billboard...

Monsters vs Aliens film billboardYou have to love this colourful billboard for Monsters vs Aliens, it's just so fun.

"Oooze gonna save us?" Why B.O.B. the blue blob and his band of merry misfits of course.

You couldn't help but notice this bright blue character at the top of La Cienega Boulevard along Sunset Boulevard on March 13, 2009.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

ANIMATION WEEK: Metalocalypse TV billboard...

Metalocalypse Adult Swim TV billboardANIMATION WEEK takes a slightly darker turn today, with a not so family-friendly animated show chronicling the adventures of death metal band, Dethklok.

Daily Billboard loves this dramatic billboard for Adult Swim's animated TV series Metalocalypse. The impactful purple colour and arresting image really stand out against the greenery of the Hollywood Hills behind.

This menacing billboard was photographed on November 17, 2009 along Sunset Boulevard just below the Chateau Marmont Hotel.
Metalocalypse Adult Swim billboard

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

ANIMATION WEEK: How to Train Your Dragon movie billboard...

How to Train Your Dragon movie billboardThis advertisement for How to train your Dragon tries to do the fantastic animated movie justice by having unsuspecting hero 'Hiccup' astride the Night Fury Dragon, 'Toothless', almost bursting out of the billboard along Sunset Boulevard.

How to train your Dragon is such a refreshing and original tale, that it's hard to capture the excitement and energy the movie has, but this colourful billboard does a great job at doing just that.

The billboard was photographed on March 4, 2010 and looks great against that lovely blue L.A. sky.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

ANIMATION WEEK: Disney's The Princess and the Frog movie billboard...

Disney Princess and the Frog movie billboard
ANIMATION WEEK continues with this spectacular wall billboard for the most recent Disney animated movie, The Princess and the Frog.

The musical feature film made history by creating the first black animated Disney princess, 'Tiana', and was a visual treat for drivers and pedestrians alike along Sunset Boulevard on October 28, 2009.

The movie billboard is just a riot of colour and colourful characters, with a classic, fun Disney feel, which really stands out from a distance.
Princess and the Frog alligator billboard
UPDATED: Here are three more fantastic creatives for this Disney movie. The first featuring the trumpet-playing alligator 'Louis' was snapped on October 12 along Fairfax Avenue and was replaced by the colourful cast version, which was photographed on November 30, 2009.
Princess and the Frog billboard
The second super-sized billboard along Sunset Plaza, featuring the voodoo witch doctor 'Dr. Facilier', was captured on November 17, 2009.
Giant Princess and the Frog movie billboard

Monday, April 26, 2010

ANIMATION WEEK: Shrek: The Final Chapter movie billboard...

Shrek Forever After movie billboard
Welcome to ANIMATION WEEK here at Daily Billboard where we'll celebrate animated movies and TV shows every day this week.

Was it really 2001 when a big green, grumpy unknown ogre came crashing onto the movie scene and changed the face of animated feature films? The DreamWorks movie made us realise that it wasn't just Disney and Pixar that could make great CGI animation and that classic fairy-tale characters could be given a more grown-up spin to appeal to a broader audience.

Who ever thought Shrek would be so popular to be releasing his fourth movie, Shrek: The Final Chapter or Shrek: Forever After as it's also known, but that's what happens when you have great characters and a good story.

Although this eye-catching billboard has new folklore protagonist Rumpelstiltskin atop Shrek, I feel like there's something or someone missing, and that's my favourite character, 'Donkey'.

This billboard was photographed at the top of La Cienega Boulevard at Sunset Boulevard in L.A. on April 15, 2010.
Shrek Final Chapter billboard
UPDATED: The movie billboard was also snapped at the corner of Highland and Melrose Avenues on May 7, plus this other billboard showing more of the fairytale cast atop the Hollywood & Highland Center on May 10, 2010.
Shrek Final Chapter movie billboard

Sunday, April 25, 2010

FASHION WEEK: Aldo Shoes Heart billboard...

Aldo Shoes Heart fashion billboard
Daily Billboard is loving the cheekiness and 1950's styling of this new Aldo Shoes fashion billboard.

DB found their previous advertising campaign creative a bit drab and dreary, so it's nice to see this one full of life, energy and colour.

This bright and bubbly billboard was photographed along Sunset Boulevard in L.A. on April 3, 2010.

And that's it for another fantastic week in fashion, tomorrow it's the start of Daily Billboard's first ever ANIMATION WEEK.

UPDATED: Here's a version snapped in the same location on a sunnier May 23, 2010.
Aldo Shoes heart billboard

Saturday, April 24, 2010

FASHION WEEK: Express March 2010 billboard...

Express March 2010 fashion billboard
Palm trees, sunshine, blue skies, cleavage, buff six-pack and pecs, what more can you ask for from a billboard? Oh yes, clothes, in this instance from the Express fashion brand.

This vision of Spring 2010 was snapped on Willoughby Avenue at La Cienega Boulevard in L.A. on March 11, 2010.

UPDATED: Here's another billboard from the Express ad campaign snapped in the same location on April 8, 2010.
Express April 2010 billboard

Friday, April 23, 2010

FASHION WEEK: Salvatore Ferragamo billboard...

Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2010 fashion billboardDaily Billboard loves how this stylish billboard for Salvatore Ferragamo evokes that chic Italian Riviera feel and also a bit of old Hollywood glamour too.

Who wouldn't want to be that beautiful couple cruising down the Mediterranean in their own private boat. It's the perfect billboard to get you in the mood for a summer of fun and sunshine.

This suave fashion billboard was photographed along Sunset Boulevard on March 16, 2010.

UPDATED: Fans of the Italian luxury fashion designer can also enjoy all these eyewear ad creatives filling the skies of Hollywood more recently.
Salvatore Ferragamo 2012 eyewear billboard
This glamorous poolside billboard was spied along Hollywood's Vine Street on April 14, 2012.
Salvatore Ferragamo 2013 eyewear billboard
And as sunglasses never go out of fashion in sunny Southern California the second billboard example was spotted on March 9, 2013 and the third ad creative on February 11, 2015, in the same outdoor ad location.
Salvatore Ferragamo 2015 eyewear billboard

Thursday, April 22, 2010

FASHION WEEK: Tom Ford Spring 2010 billboard...

Tom Ford March 2010 fashion billboard
Three words come to mind when you see this fashion billboard for Tom Ford along Sunset Boulevard - cheeky, irreverent and stylish.

The black and white simplicity of the billboard really helps it catch your eye against that magnificent blue sky and the playful creative draws you in.

Tom Ford's Spring 2010 fashion billboard was snapped on March 28, 2010.
Tom Ford March 2010 billboard

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

FASHION WEEK: Gypsy 05 Spring 2010 billboard...

Gypsy 05 citrus fashion billboardThis billboard for the environmentally-friendly dyed fabric fashion brand, Gypsy 05, stands out with its evocative spring palette of citrus colours.

Obviously a bare-chested male model frolicking in the woods with a leggy female model helps grab your attention too.

This billboard from the fashion brand founded by Israeli siblings Osi and Dotan Shoham, was photographed in West Hollywood on March 26, 2010 on the corner of La Cienega and Santa Monica Boulevard.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

FASHION WEEK: Gucci Spring 2010 fashion billboard...

Gucci Spring 2010 fashion billboardFASHION WEEK at Daily Billboard continues with this stunning imagery for Gucci along Sunset Boulevard just below the boutique hotel Chateau Marmont.

This glamourous billboard featuring Natasha Poly was snapped on April 3, 2010, and it has it all - killer shoes, chic little dress and voluminous hair.

It's colourful, sexy, vivacious and most of all eye-catching.
Gucci Natasha Poly Spring 2010 billboard

Monday, April 19, 2010

FASHION WEEK: Ed Hardy Dwight Howard billboard...

Ed Hardy fashion billboard
What a fantastic way to kick off another FASHION WEEK here at Daily Billboard than this dramatic billboard for Ed Hardy starring American basketball player for Orlando Magic, Dwight Howard.

This is such a colourful and striking image, which looks like he's literally pushing the sky apart.

The strong imagery suits the hip Ed Hardy clothing line, which features the iconic tattoo imagery of the Southern Californian tattooist Don Ed Hardy.

The fashion billboard was photographed on April 3, 2010 behind the ArcLight cinemas along De Longpre Avenue in Hollywood.
Dwight Howard Ed Hardy billboard

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sade Soldier of Love music billboard...

Sade Soldier of Love music billboardSinger-songwriter Sade Adu strikes a pose for this fantastic billboard for British group Sade's first album in ten years, Soldier of Love, along Sunset Boulevard in L.A.

This is the first material from the Brit and Grammy Award-Winning band since their 2000 studio album, Love Rock, and sixth album in total. Who can forget soul classics like Your Love is King, Smooth Operator and The Sweetest Taboo.

Daily Billboard loves the imagery and colours, adapted from the new album cover, and the billboard snapped on march 28, 2010 really stands out against that blue Californian sky.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Apple iPad billboard...

Apple iPad billboard WEHO
Daily Billboard is loving the more practical advertising creative for Apple's new sleek and stylish iPad.

Whereas previous campaigns for other Apple products, like the iPod, have focused on more of a fun and funky brand image, this new billboard campaign is more lifestyle in feel and seems to highlight the iPad's more practical applications, like reading books or looking at photos.

The billboard is simple, yet effective and this example was photographed at the corner of La Cienega and Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood on April 8, 2010.
Apple iPad billboard

Friday, April 16, 2010

Iron Man and War Machine movie billboard...

Iron Man 2 and War Machine movie billboard
These iron men look like they mean business and someone's in for a dose of bullets and repulsor rays in this impactful movie billboard photographed on Melrose Avenue at N Formosa Avenue on April 14, 2010.

Don Cheadle replaces Terrence Howard as Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes, War Machine, in the sequel to Marvel Comics highly successful Iron Man movie.

I'm not the biggest fan of replacing main characters in movie franchises, but there seemed to have been lots of rumours concerning appearance fees and contract negotiations, so maybe it's for the best that Don Cheadle suits up in a more weaponized version of the Iron Man armour to help his pal Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) in Iron Man 2.

Check out photos of the new Iron Man 2 suit on display at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.

UPDATED: Here's the special extension billboard towering over Highland and Franklin Avenues on May 10, 2010.
Iron Man 2 movie billboard

Thursday, April 15, 2010

NCIS: Los Angeles season one TV billboard...

NCIS Los Angeles season 1 TV billboardThis is a great billboard for NCIS: Los Angeles with LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell looking down from above as if they've just knocked you to the floor, with the sun shining in the background and obligatory palm trees to let you know it's L.A.

NCIS: Los Angeles stands for Naval Criminal Investigative Service: Los Angeles and this TV series is the spin-off of NCIS.

This billboard was photographed along Fairfax Avenue near the Farmers Market in L.A. on August 28, 2009.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Nightmare on Elm Street movie remake billboard...

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 movie billboard
Hot on the heels of another movie remake, Clash of the Titans, comes a new take on the horror classic A Nightmare on Elm Street.

You do have to ask if it is really necessary to remake an iconic movie that has been so notoriously ingrained into movie goers minds, but at least the billboard is spot on. It totally captures the feel of the cult horror villain, Freddy Krueger, with his finger knives, scarred flesh and red and black sweater.

Also with the amazing actor playing him, Jackie Earle Haley (who played Rorschach in Watchmen), Daily Billboard believes they've found a worthy successor to Robert Englund who made the villain famous.

This creepy billboard was photographed along Sunset Boulevard on April 3, 2010.

Check out Freddy Krueger's costume and props from A Nightmare on Elm Street at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.
A Nightmare on Elm Street billboard

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie billboard...

Prince of Persia Sands of Time film billboard
A buffed up Jake Gyllenhaal strikes a heroic pose for this Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time movie billboard along Wilshire Boulevard on April 7, 2010.

He's accompanied by Gemma Atherton as 'Tamina' in the big screen adaptation of the popular video game.

The massive wall billboard certainly creates an impact from a distance and let's hope the Prince's adventures are not a disappointment when the film opens on May 28, 2010.

Check out Jake Gyllenhaal's movie costume as 'Dastan' from Prince of Persia at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props.
Giant Prince of Persia movie billboard
UPDATED: Here's a slightly different, smaller billboard for the movie snapped along Melrose Avenue on May 12, 2010.
Prince of Persia movie billboard

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hale Bob beach fashion billboard...

Hale Bob beach billboardFor me this mono billboard for the Hale Bob fashion brand evokes Madonna's 1989 black-and-white music video 'Cherish', when she plays with buff mermen amongst the surf. The long hair of some of the male models are also reminiscent of those 90's muscular pin-up models.

I'm not sure if that was the feeling the art director was going for, but it still has fresh, summery beach feel as well.

This sexy fashion billboard was taken on March 20, 2010 at the intersection of La Cienega and Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Technicolor brand billboard...

Technicolor billboardThere's not really that much to say about this simple and colourful billboard for Technicolor, aside for the fact that this is the reason it stands out so much amongst the cluttered L.A. skyline. The simplicity of Technicolor's vibrant logo colours against that black background really does catch your eye as you drive along Sunset Boulevard near their Hollywood HQ.

The billboard was photographed on February 13, 2010 around the time that Thomson, the French-headquartered electronics and media conglomerate, rebranded the entire company after its American film technology subsidiary, Technicolor, from the beginning of February 2010.

Movies famously filmed in Technicolor include The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and many more cinematic classics.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Losers movie billboard...

The Losers movie billboardThis billboard for the betrayed elite covert operations team, The Losers, is probably one of the most colourful movie billboards around at the moment and Daily Billboard loves it. It screams vibrancy and energy, and promises an explosive, action-packed movie, so let's hope it doesn't disappoint.

The gun-toting, knife-wielding main focus of the billboard are Zoe Saldana as 'Aisha', Idris Elba as 'Roque' and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as 'Clay'.

The Losers is another film from Hollywood based on a comic book, like forthcoming movies Kick-Ass and Iron Man 2, but this time from DC Comics Vertigo imprint.

This fantastic billboard was photographed at N Cahuenga Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard in L.A. on April 4, 2010.
Losers movie billboard

Friday, April 9, 2010

Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear billboard...

Toy Story 3 Buzz Lightyear movie billboardToy Story fans, let the excitement begin. How cool does Buzz Lightyear look towering over the Sunset Strip in L.A. on April 7, 2010.

He's become an instantly recognisable character from the Disney/Pixar movies and he looks fantastic standing proud against that Californian blue afternoon sky.

Can't wait until June 18, 2010 for Toy Story 3 to open in cinemas.

To infinity and beyond!
Giant Buzz Lightyear Toy Story 3 billboard

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sex and the City 2 movie billboard...

Sex and City 2 Carrie On movie billboardThis is an almost perfect billboard for the Sex and the City movie sequel.

The hair, the dress, that clutch, those sunglasses - it just looks so fashion darling, with Sarah Jessica Parker as 'Carrie' strutting her stuff down the streets of New York City framed by glittering mirrorball fabulousness.

Photographed along Sunset Boulevard on April 4, 2010, this confident billboard has Daily Billboard really excited for Sex and the City 2.

Plus if you're a fan of the HBO series, be sure to also check out these first Sex and the City movie spin-off billboards.

Let's 'Carrie On' until the film is released on May 27, 2010. Oh, and did Daily Billboard forget to mention the shoes?
Sex and the City 2 movie billboard

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

True Religion Jeans billboard...

True Religion Jeans sexy model billboard
Daily Billboard likes the feel of black and white billboard for True Religion Jeans along Sunset Boulevard and it looks great against that blue Californian sky.

The buff male model seems to be channeling 'Sawyer' from LOST, whilst the female model is reminiscent of Twiggy from the swinging 60's.

In fact the male face (and body) of True Religion is French-Canadian model Gabriel Aubry (long-term boyfriend and father to the daughter of Halle Berry), whilst he's joined by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit regular Tori Praver.

The sexy billboard was snapped on March 4, 2010.
Gabriel Aubry True Religion billboard

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

United States of Tara season two TV billboard...

United States of Tara season 2 TV billboardThis eye-catching billboard for the second season of United States of Tara perfectly conveys the theme of the show that won Toni Collette's a 2009 Emmy and 2010 Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.

She stars as 'Tara Gregson', a wife and mother of two children, who also has to cope with life with dissociative identity disorder, as the strap-line sums up so succinctly 'One husband, two kids and multiple personalities'.

This massive billboard was photographed on March 5, 2010 along Highland Avenue in L.A.
Giant United States of Tara 2 billboard

Monday, April 5, 2010

Iron Man 2 movie billboard...

Iron Man 2 movie billboardWhat a great way to start the week, with some heavy metal, courtesy of Iron Man and War Machine.

This fantastic movie billboard for Iron Man 2 caught my eye on April 2, 2010, along Wilshire Boulevard, near the LA Brea Tar Pits, with the Marvel Comics characters in iconic heroic posing mode.

I'm sure two suits of armour will mean twice the fun in the sequel to Robert Downey Jr.'s comeback movie of 2008. This time he's accompanied by Don Cheadle as the new 'Rhodey' donning the War Machine suit and the other comeback king, Mickey Rourke as their villainous foe, 'Whiplash'.

Gwyneth Paltrow also returns as 'Tony Stark's' loyal assistant 'Pepper Potts' and Scarlett Johansson brings more sex appeal to the movie as the super-spy 'Black Widow'.

Let's hope there are more billboards to come showcasing what is sure to be an action-packed movie.

Check out these pictures of the Iron Man suit worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the first movie on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema.