Tuesday, November 30, 2010

DUO DAY: Yogi Bear movie billboards...

Yogi Bear pic-a-nic movie billboard
He's not only smarter than the average bear, but Yogi Bear and his pal Boo Boo are starring in a new movie mixing computer-generated versions of themselves with live-action.

This sunny movie billboard for the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series adaptation was snapped on November 26 along Santa Monica boulevard in L.A., whilst the nighttime version was photographed illuminated in New York's Times Square on November 16, 2010.
Yogi Bear movie billboard Times Square
Dan Aykroyd provides the voice of Yogi Bear, whilst Justin Timberlake voices his sidekick Boo Boo.

Even though the trailers for the movie look like it could be a cinematic disaster, these billboards for the movie, including this version along Melrose Avenue in L.A. from November 18, 2010, are fun and colourful and really stand out.
Yogi Bear movie billboard

Monday, November 29, 2010

Jeff Bridges Tron Legacy movie billboard...

Jeff Bridges Tron Legacy billboard
Not long now until the film sequel twenty-eight years in the making arrives on the big screen.

By the magic of computer wizardry, this latest billboard for Tron: Legacy features Jeff Bridges as both 'Kevin Flynn', the creator of the Tron game, and his younger, ageless digital alter-ego 'Clu'.

It really is amazing what CGI can do and it's a treat to see Jeff Bridges acting head-to-head against his younger, very handsome self in the Disney sci-fi movie.

This new Tron movie billboard was snapped along Santa Monica Boulevard on November 26, 2010.

Flynn and Clu Tron Legacy billboard

Sunday, November 28, 2010

NYC WEEK: Apple iPad billboards...

iPad billboard New York
NEW YORK WEEK comes to a close with some colourful billboards for Apple's iPad.

Apple obviously feels the iPad will make the perfect Christmas present as it certainly seems to have dominated both the New York and L.A. skyline of late.

The new ad creative featuring Facebook on the iPad screen was photographed on the streets of New York, whilst the two billboards together were snapped above the large Apple store on West 14th St at the intersection of 9th Avenue and Hudson Street on November 14, 2010.
Apple iPad billboards NYC

Saturday, November 27, 2010

NYC WEEK: Levi's Curve ID jeans billboards...

Levi's Hotness Curve ID billboard
Daily Billboard has previously showcased several of Levi's billboards for their Curve ID jeans campaign, but never so many creatives in such close proximity before and not the Hotness comes in all shapes and sizes version.
Levi's Curve ID jeans billboards NYC
In L.A. we've seen the All Asses Were Not Created Equal billboard and have even had requests to feature the For Prima Donnas and Girls Named Donna billboard.
Levi's Asses Curve ID jeans billboard
This collection of billboards in New York along West 35th St just helps reiterate what a fun, colourful and vibrant campaign this is for Levi's (whether that's translated into sales is another thing). These quirky fashion billboards were photographed on November 17, 2010.
Levi's Curve ID Donna billboard

Friday, November 26, 2010

NYC WEEK: Pepsi Max zero calories billboards...

Pepsi Max zero calories billboard
Oh America, how Daily Billboard loves your totally unsubtle comparative advertising and your 'anything you can do, I can do better' spirit.

It always makes Daily Billboard chuckle to see rival brands slamming their competitors so overtly.

Although it may not be immediately apparent, that Pepsi Max can in the photo actually comes out from the billboard in 3D relief, which makes it even more noticeable at street level.
Pepsi Max zero calories NYC billboards
These billboards for Pepsi Max boasting their taste supremacy over Coke Zero were snapped near New York's Times Square on November 15, 2010.
Pepsi Max zero calories billboards

Thursday, November 25, 2010

NYC WEEK: The Hilfigers Holidays 2010 fashion billboards...

Tommy Hilfiger Holidays 2010 billboard
As it's NEW YORK WEEK here at Daily Billboard, it makes total sense to showcase New York native Tommy Hilfiger's Holidays 2010 campaign.
The Hilfigers Holidays 2010 NYC billboard
The Hilfigers looks like a quintesentially WASPish American family (albeit with more cultural diversity).
The Hilfigers Holidays 2010 billboard
I love this billboard seen from the High Line Park in the Meatpacking District on Manhattan's West Side with the Empire State Building in the background.
Tommy Hilfiger Holidays 2010 NYC billboard
The Hilfigers Holidays 2010 billboard New York
The larger version of the seasonal fashion billboard was snapped in Times Square, both on November 15, 2010.
The Hilfigers Holidays 2010 billboard

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

NYC WEEK: Cristiano Ronaldo Armani Jeans abs billboard...

Cristiano Ronaldo Armani Jeans six-pack billboard
NEW YORK WEEK just got hotter here at Daily Billboard with Cristiano Ronaldo and his amazing abs for Armani Jeans.

Funnily enough, the last time I was in New York I snapped an equally impressive six-pack belonging to fellow football star, David Beckham, modeling Emporio Armani's male underwear range.
David Beckham Emporio Armani underwear billboard
Cristiano Ronaldo has since replaced Beckham as the new face, or should that be body, for the various Armani brands.

Be sure to check out Ronaldo's perfect physique in his own Emporio Armani underwear billboard with Megan Fox along L.A.'s Sunset Strip.

His sexy Armani Jeans billboard was photographed at the intersection of West 14th St, 9th Avenue and Hudson St in New York on November 14, 2010.
Cristiano Ronaldo Armani Jeans Abs billboard

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

NYC WEEK: Harry Potter Deathly Hallows billboards...

Harry Potter 7 Trust No One billboard
This Trust No One billboard creative, featuring a very grown-up looking Harry and Hermione for The Deathly Hallows part 1, really stood out from afar as I walked the bustling New York City streets.

I have to say I simply adore this billboard. Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson look suitably intense, and I love that it almost looks like a sophisticated fashion editorial campaign yet still has a foreboding quality which suits the seventh installment in the Harry Potter movie franchise.

The massive advertisement was photographed behind the huge James Farley Post Office on West 33rd St and 9th Avenue in New York on November 14, 2010.
Harry Potter 7 NYC movie billboard
There were also plenty of other Harry Potter 7 billboards around Manhattan, similar to the creatives I've previously seen in L.A., which were snapped from November 14 to 17, 2010.
Harry Potter 7 Daniel Radcliffe billboard
Nowhere Is Safe. Trust No One. Love it!
Harry Potter 7 Trust No One NYC billboard

Monday, November 22, 2010

NYC WEEK: Maker's Mark dazzling Holidays 2010 billboard...

Sparkling Maker's Mark billboard NYC
Welcome to NEW YORK WEEK here at Daily Billboard. I'm just back from an exciting visit taking in Manhattan's skyscraper laden skyline and do I have some fantastic billboards to share with you this week.
Dazzling Maker's Mark Broadway NYC billboard
First up is a dazzling jewel-encrusted Maker's Mark whisky bottle billboard to celebrate the Holidays on the rooftops near Times Square along Broadway on November 14, 2010.
Maker's Mark Times Square Holidays billboard
This bright creative certainly does catch your eye amongst the clutter of Times Square's billboards, having to compete with the breathtaking digital offerings as well as the more traditional vinyl advertisements.

May your holidays be bright indeed.
Maker's Mark Holidays 2010 billboard New York

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Gucci sunglasses May 2010 billboard...

Gucci sunglasses May 2010 billboardWith the winter gloom and rain having descended over L.A. in the past few days Daily Billboard thought it would be a good time to revisit sunnier times and see some blue skies over the City of Angels behind this Gucci eyewear billboard.

Not only are sunglasses a must fashion accessory in L.A., but they are also a practical necessity when the sun is shining.

This stylish billboard was snapped along Sunset Boulevard on May 20, 2010.
Gucci sunglasses May10 billboard

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Chipotle Buy A Burrito Now billboard...

Chipotle Buy A Burrito Now billboard
Keep It Simple Stupid.

Chipotle Mexican Grill has obviously taken the advice of their marketeers and not tried to do too many things in its advertising.

They don't overwhelm you with photography of the food or the venue, but simply highlight the quality of their ingredients and how desirable their end product is. They also do it all with great humour.

This clever billboard was snapped along Westwood Boulevard at Wilkins Avenue on October 30, 2010.
Chipotle Buy a Burrito billboard

Friday, November 19, 2010

Pepsi Optimismmm billboard...

Pepsi Optimismmm billboard Hollywood HighlandThere's nothing like starting the day with an optimistic outlook, so Daily Billboard thought you'd all love this bright and colourful 'Optimismmm' billboard from Pepsi.

This fun billboard was snapped at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood on August 26, 2009.

Have a great day!
Pepsi Optimismmm billboard Aug09

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Banana Republic relaxed boat billboard...

Banana Republic boat model billboard
Just in case you're feeling a bit down with the winter blues, there was one billboard that seemed to capture the essence of a relaxed summer this year. It was this postcard style campaign from Banana Republic.

There's something about the cheeky grin on the model, the rolled-up chinos, straw hat and dazzling ocean view that just screams summer.

This picture perfect fashion billboard, featuring Ryan Burns, was snapped at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Doheny Drive in L.A. on June 7, 2010.
Banana Republic boat billboard

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Hasselhoffs TV billboard...

The Hasselhoffs TV billboard
You have to love this billboard of 'The Hoff' flanked by his two daughters, Hayley and Taylor-Ann Hasselhoff, both following in their dad's footsteps as actresses and pop singers. And now a reality TV show to chronicle their exploits on A&E. Is there no end to this family's talents?

That's one way of looking at it, or that it's the ultimate car crash TV where anything can happen (and probably will, where the loose canon David Hasselhoff is concerned).

Credit where it's due though, he seems to be able to make fun of himself with that t-shirt of his younger self.

This TV billboard was snapped along Sunset Boulevard near Crescent Heights Boulevard in L.A. on November 10, 2010.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Tudors season three TV billboards...

The Tudors season 3 TV billboard
Sifting through Daily Billboard's archive of billboard imagery I came across these two beauties for the third season of The Tudors, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as England's King Henry VIII.

I'm not sure the Showtime TV show lived up to the raunchiness alluded to in this fantastic billboard, or the previous two seasons saucy antics, but it certainly made watching history more interesting.

The giant billboard was photographed on the side of the Andaz Hotel along the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood on March 24 and smaller creative further west along Sunset Boulevard on March 13, 2009.
The Tudors season 3 TV billboard

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Tourist movie billboard...

The Tourist movie billboard
Angelina Jolie. Johnny Depp.

You'd hope that with two of the most intriguing actors in the world in the same movie that The Tourist would be an extraordinary cinematic experience. Let's keep our fingers crossed as 2010 hasn't been the best year for films so far.

This cool movie billboard was photographed along Fairfax Avenue at Willoughby Avenue in L.A. on November 12, 2010.
The Tourist film billboard
UPDATED: Here's another version of this billboard ad for The Tourist snapped at Melrose and La Brea Avenues in the same month in 2010.
The Tourist movie billboard

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Disney Cruise Line balloons billboard...

Disney Cruise Line balloons billboard
If you love Disney's theme parks you'll probably like their character filled cruises too.

The billboard for their new cruise line operating out of L.A. to the Mexican Riviera easily evokes the spirit of Disney with its visual of the hundreds of coloured balloons, reminiscent of the animated movie UP.

These billboards were snapped along Melrose Avenue on October 25 and La Cienega Boulevard on October 24, 2010 respectively.
Disney Cruise Line billboard
UPDATED: Here's the latest Disney Cruise Line billboards for their L.A. to Baja route snapped along Sunset Boulevard on October 13, 2011. This creative is much less subtle and more full on Disney, with Donald Duck and his nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, front and center.
Disney Baja cruise billboard

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Armani Exchange hot models Holidays 2010 billboard...

Armani Exchange hot models billboardNow that the nights are drawing in, it's nice to see that there's still some heat along Sunset Boulevard to keep us warm. Naturally Daily Billboard is referring to the stylish winter woolens and not just the hot bodies on show in Armani Exchange's latest ad campaign.

This sexy fashion billboard featuring Brazilian models Tamaris Souza Freitas and Arthur Sales was snapped along L.A.'s Sunset Strip on November 2, 2010.

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Deathly Hallows Harry, Ron and Hermione billboards...

Harry Potter 7 Deathly Halllows billboard
The end is near. Well Part 1 of The Deathly Hallows, that is.

I'm loving these suitably moody billboards for the seventh installment in the Harry Potter film franchise. It's nice to see that the characters look all grimy and haunted, as if they really don't have anywhere to turn and 'Nowhere is Safe' from Voldemort and his followers.
Ron Weasley Harry Potter 7 movie billboard
I'm also surprised to see so much marketing for the new movie, as die-hard Harry Potter fans will go to see the movie regardless and I'm not sure how many new people will go see HP7 if they've not seen the preceding six films. Maybe it's just to whip fans into a frenzy of excitement, and at least it's working on me.

The Hermione creative was photographed along Santa Monica Boulevard at Beverly Glen Boulevard, Ron version along 3rd Street, whilst the Harry billboard was snapped along Beverly Boulevard on October 30, 2010.
Hermione Harry Potter 7 movie billboard