Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Childrens Hospital TV billboard...

Childrens Hospital Adult Swim billboard
You have Adult Swim to thank for quite possibly the creepiest billboard around L.A. at the moment. But then that all depends if you like clowns or not.

This disturbing looking fella (Rob Corddry), with a painted clown face and blood on his scrubs certainly makes me feel a little queasy. From the blood dripping from the show's title, Childrens Hospital, Daily Billboard is guessing this isn't cute and cuddly viewing, but then what do you expect from edgy Adult Swim.

Apparently this hit web series, which parodies melodramatic medical shows like Grey's Anatomy and ER, is making its move to television. So tune in to find out if the show is as interesting as the eye-catching billboard.

This TV billboard was photographed on Sunset Boulevard at Selma Avenue on June 25, 2010, with L.A.'s infamous boutique hotel Chateau Marmont in the background.
Childrens Hospital season 1 billboard

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Grown Ups movie billboard...

Grown Ups movie billboard
This billboard for Grown Ups is a really novel approach to marketing a comedy movie, by using photos of the stars as kids.

Not only does it tie-in with the whole theme of the movie, but it also creates interest because it's fun to see what the actors looked like when they were younger.

By taking this slightly less conventional approach the billboard really cuts through the cluttered skies of L.A. and stands out along Sunset Boulevard. The billboard was photographed on June 7, 2010.
Grown Ups movie billboard

Monday, June 28, 2010

Tron Legacy movie billboard by day and night...

Tron Legacy movie billboard by day
Just wow. Is anyone else out there getting super excited about Tron: Legacy yet? This latest teaser billboard for the forthcoming Disney sci-fi sequel is one of the best yet and it literally glows in the dark, just like the light-suits worn in the movie.

This is Garrett Hedlund as Sam Flynn, who after looking into his father's disappearance gets pulled into the same cyber world of fierce programs and gladiatorial games where his dad, Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges), has been living for twenty years.
Tron Legacy special installation billboard
Get even more geeked out by checking out the Tron Legacy Lightcycle bike reproduction from the forthcoming movie that was on display at the E3 Expo in L.A.

This awesome billboard was photographed on the same day, June 20, 2010, along Santa Monica Boulevard just before Westwood Boulevard, around 2.30pm in the afternoon and then at 10pm at night.
Tron Legacy movie billboard by night

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Armani Exchange hot beach bodies billboard...

Armani Exchange hot beach bodies billboard
Armani Exchange does it again with another eye-popping swimwear billboard. The black and white photography really suits the buff male models and feel of this youthful beach campaign.

The attention-grabbing trio of models frolicking in the sand and surf in this billboard are Irina Shayk, Clint Mauro and Marlon Teixeira.

This steamy 'Bodies of Summer' billboard was photographed on June 16, 2010, at La Brea and Melrose Avenue in L.A.
AX Bodies of Summer billboard

Saturday, June 26, 2010

BONUS WEEK: Universal Studios Hollywood attractions billboards...

King Kong 3D ride Universal Studios billboard
To finish off this exciting installment of BONUS WEEK, here are two great billboards for attractions at Universal Studios Hollywood in L.A.

First up is a billboard literally bursting with life for the new King Kong 360/3D ride, which claims to be the world's most intense 3D experience. This billboard take along Sunset Boulevard on June 15, 2010, really grabs your attention in the same way that it looks like the giant gorilla is grabbing hold of the billboard hoarding.

Next is an advertisement from the previous year, July 4, 2009, along Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, for the new musical attraction based on the classic horror movie, Creature from the Black Lagoon.

I love the juxtaposition of the iconic horror monster, the Gill-Man, holding a very modern microphone as if he's performing some karaoke. The quirky visual certainly catches your eye.
Universal Studios Creature from the Black Lagoon musical billboard

Friday, June 25, 2010

BONUS WEEK: Virgin America Airline billboards...

Virgin America Pay like Temp billboard
BONUS WEEK continues with two more great Virgin America billboards from the airline's latest advertising campaign.

The previous creative featured on Daily Billboard proved quite popular, but I'm not sure if that was due to the brand or the beefy male model featured on the billboard.

I love the fun tag-lines 'Fly like an exec, pay like a temp', plus I think the latest billboard is especially appropriate for Daily Billboard as it appears I'll be able blog away to my heart's content from thousands of miles up in the air with their inflight WiFi.

This campaign still remains youthful, colourful, witty and vibrant, plus it gets their brand positioning and benefits over so effortlessly. It certainly makes me want to fly Virgin America.

These airline billboards were photographed on May 12 and June 16 2010 along Melrose Avenue in L.A., respectively.
Virgin America inflight wi-fi billboard

Thursday, June 24, 2010

BONUS WEEK: Entourage season six and seven TV billboards...

Entourage season 7 TV billboard
Entourage holds a special place in Daily Billboard history as the season five billboard was the star of our first daily installment in January this year.

The latest billboard has a great L.A. feel to it with the view of Downtown's skyscraper cityscape in the background, whilst the season six promo billboard has that drinking buddy atmosphere in some L.A. hotspot.

Notice how Entourage's characters are in the same positions from season to season, from left to right, Ari, Turtle, Vince, Drama and Eric. Mere coincidence, or maybe contractual?

The billboard for Entourage series seven was photographed on Melrose Avenue on June 16, 2010 and season six billboard snapped on Sunset Boulevard on June 21, 2009.
Entourage season 6 TV billboard

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

BONUS WEEK: Inception movie billboards...

Inception movie billboard
Is anyone else out there excited about Christopher Nolan's new movie, Inception?

It's nice to have a film shrouded in mystery and for the studio to be so tight-lipped around a movie, so that the viewing audience can fully appreciate it when they finally see it.

These two billboards from The Dark Knight's director seem visually intriguing and the general premise about technology being used to invade people's dreams seems to have exciting potential.

Let's hope it'll be another summer blockbuster and not as disappointing as Leonardo DiCaprio's last movie, Shutter Island.

The impactful city dreamscape billboard was taken along Sunset Boulevard on June 11, 2010 and the teaser billboard below photographed at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank on May 7, 2010.

Check out the suit worn by Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception, plus other cool costumes and props from the movie on display.
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio movie billboard

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

BONUS WEEK: Apple iPad billboards...

iPad billboard Sunset Boulevard
These bright and colourful billboards for Apple's new iPad seem to be everywhere at the moment.

The first wave of iPad billboards for the new 'toy for grown ups' were more conservative and neutral lifestyle creatives, whilst these new versions seem more striking and youthful, with candy colours that really pop from afar. They also seem much more in line with Apple's cool and funky image.
Apple iPad billboard
These billboards were photographed on Sunset Boulevard on June 9, Santa Monica Boulevard on May 30 and along Beverly Boulevard on May 26, 2010, respectively.
Apple iPad billboard

Monday, June 21, 2010

BONUS WEEK: Hung TV billboards...

Thomas Jane Hung season 2 TV billboard
New season. Old Profession. Indeed.

Daily Billboard dares anyone not to have a wry smile on their face after seeing these tongue-in-cheek billboards for the comedy-drama series 'Hung'.

Thomas Jane stars as the financially-strapped dad and high-school baseball coach who resorts to being pimped out by his female friend as a male prostitute to make some extra cash.

The billboards are simple, humourous and effective, without being too vulgar, for the gigolo themed television show.

This second season billboard for Hung was photographed at Hollywood & Highland in L.A. on June 4, 2010 and the debut season billboard along Sunset Boulevard on July 4, 2009.
Hung season 1 TV billboard
UPDATED: Here's also the giant-sized version of the season two Hung billboard snapped on June 30, 2010.
Hung season 2 billboard

Sunday, June 20, 2010

BONUS WEEK: Corona Extra beach billboards...

Corona Find your beach billboardWelcome to another BONUS WEEK here at Daily Billboard where you get two billboards for the price of one.

The imagery in both these advertisements for Corona Extra is so inviting and tranquil, you can just imagine yourself transported to that idyllic beach to relax with a refreshing, chilled beer.

These two creatives are part of a bigger campaign (including a Happy Cinco de Mayo billboard), which conveys a cool and laid-back lifestyle.

There's also a fun, playfulness about the beach based billboards too, which combined with the simple and beautiful visual really catches your eye.
Corona Extra online billboard
These Corona Extra billboards were photographed on June 9, 2010, along Sunset Boulevard and on 29 March, 2010 at Santa Monica and Westwood Boulevard, respectively.
Corona Find your beach billboards
UPDATED: Two years later here's the same 'Find your beach' campaign which has evolved to be by day or night wherever you are, in a city, a bar or by a swimming pool.
Corona Find your beach bar billboard
Corona Find your beach poolside billboard
Corona Find your beach city billboard
This trio of beer billboards was snapped along Highland Avenue on the side of the Hollywood & Highland Center on June 24, 2012.
Corona Extra Find your beach billboards
UPDATED: In addition to this trio of ads, here's also two of the creatives in the standard landscape format.
Find your beach Corona billboard
One was snapped above Mel's Drive-in Diner along Sunset Boulevard, whilst the other was snapped further east above on Saddle Ranch Chop House on July 7, 2012.
Corona beer billboard
UPDATED: Here's more evidence that Corona's 'Find your beach' campaign is in full swing from around the streets of San Francisco.
Corona billboard San Francisco
There seem to be many more wall murals than traditional vinyl billboards in the City by the Bay, and these two examples for the beer brand were snapped on July 30, 2012.
Corona Find your beach billboard San Francisco

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Hudson Jeans Union Jack billboard...

Hudson Jeans Union Jack billboard
Usually it's the red and blue Stars and Stripes flying above the rooftops in L.A., so it's strange to see the British flag so prominent in the Californian sky and that's what makes it stand out so much.

The reason for this billboard then, you ask? The Union Jack design usually adorns the clothes of jeanswear brand Hudson, so there's your answer. It's a British fashion invasion.

This fashion billboard was photographed atop the tall (by L.A. standards) building at the intersection of Highland and Franklin Avenue on May 21, 2010.Hudson Union Jack billboardUPDATED: Daily Billboard is loving this updated and arty version of Hudson Jeans Union Jack billboard.
Hudson Union Jack 2012 billboard
This fresh new creative take on the British flag was snapped at La Cienega and Santa Monica Boulevards in West Hollywood on June 23, 2012.
Hudson Union Jack 2012 billboard

Friday, June 18, 2010

Cirque du Soleil Kooza billboard...

Cirque du Soleil Kooza billboardThe right image can really make a great spectacle on the side of the 9000 building along Sunset Boulevard. Recent examples have included the witty Maker's Mark Bourbon creative and the live-action Marmaduke movie billboard.

This billboard for circus arts and street entertainment troupe, Cirque du Soleil, is no exception and the colourful, jester-like costumed character really catches your attention from afar.

This eye-catching billboard for the touring show, Kooza, was snapped on November 17, 2009 in L.A.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Knight and Day movie billboard...

Knight and Day movie billboardYou have to love the James Bond-esque silhouetted retro style of this billboard for Knight and Day, although it's a surprise that 20th Century Fox have chosen not to splash big face shots of bankable Hollywood stars like Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz to help sell this new spy-action film.

This movie billboard was photographed at San Vicente and Sunset Boulevards above the world famous Whisky-a-Go-Go venue in L.A. on June 11, 2010.

UPDATED: Here's another billboard for the movie snapped along Fairfax Avenue on June 15, 2010.
Knight and Day movie billboard

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Droid phone apps billboard...

Droid phone apps billboard
This witty billboard for the iPhone challenger, Droid, perfectly sums up what Daily Billboard is all about, the fact that you can drive by a billboard and read it at the same time without necessarily crashing your car.

Creative billboards really do enhance your day to day traveling experience, whether you be in a vehicle or on foot. In a place where there's not a lot of architectural history they can really make the city skyline more interesting and they can entertain you.

This billboard was snapped on June 9, 2010 along Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.

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UPDATED: Here's another billboard creative for the smart phone snapped further west along Sunset Boulevard on June 7, 2010.
Droid does apps billboard

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Glades season one TV billboard...

The Glades season 1 TV billboardThis visually arresting billboard gives new meaning to the words 'blood orange'.

Photographed along Sunset Boulevard on May 20, 2010, this advertisement for the new television show, The Glades, really does catch your eye with this simple, but evocative imagery.

Let's hope the new Florida based homicide detective series is as compelling as its billboard.
Glades season 1 billboard

Monday, June 14, 2010

Kick-Ass unmasked movie billboard...

Kick-Ass unmasked movie billboard
Due to popular demand (the original is one of the most viewed on Daily Billboard) here's another billboard for the recent ultra-violent superhero movie Kick-Ass.

It's a companion to a similar graffiti inspired Kick-Ass billboard featuring the titular teenage hero and fellow vigilante, the foul-mouthed 'Hit-Girl'.

This version has our hero unmasked as his battered alter-ego 'Dave Lizewski', whilst the earlier version in the marketing campaign for the movie had him in full superhero ski-mask, and now finds him sitting beside Chloe Moretz scene-stealing 'Hit Girl'.

This heroic billboard was photographed on Highland Avenue on April 16, 2010.
Kick-Ass movie billboard

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Steamy Armani Exchange beach billboard...

Steamy Armani Exchange beach billboard
Here's a real traffic stopper for your day. How amazing is this steamy swimwear billboard for Armani Exchange, with those rippling biceps and sexy, sand covered models.

And how effective is this image in black and white? It's such an arresting visual and just wouldn't work as effectively in colour.

These 'Bodies of Summer' are 19 year old Marlon Teixeira from Brazil and 24 year old Russian, Irina Shayk, who both also featured in the AX Neon sunglasses billboard.

This billboard is youthful, sensual and a real attention grabber and was photographed on June 8, 2010.
AX sexy beach model billboard

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Royal Pains season two TV billboard...

Royal Pains Just another day in the office billboard
If only just another day in the office consisted of being on a sandy beach Daily Billboard is sure more people would be rushing into work every day.

You have to love this simple and witty billboard for the second season of Royal Pains, the TV series starring Mark Feuerstein as a young 'doctor for hire' living in the Hamptons catering to the rich and famous.

The billboard's soothing sandy shores and light blue skies colouring really stand out against the L.A. skyline and Daily Billboard especially likes how this image has the palm trees of Sunset Boulevard in the background.

This television billboard was snapped on a day with fantastic clear blue skies on May 20, 2010.
Royal Pains season 1 billboard
UPDATED: Here's also a bonus season one Royal Pains billboard to enjoy, snapped along Sunset Boulevard on May 21, 2009.
Royal Pains season one billboard