Monday, February 28, 2011

AussieBum banana male underwear billboard...

AussieBum banana male underwear billboard
Finally Santa Monica Boulevard has been graced with a hot new AussieBum billboard creative and this one is simply bananas.

Remarkably this hunky male specimen from Down Under is modeling a world first, eco-friendly underwear made from weave of the bark of the banana tree, soft organic cotton and bit of lycra for that perfect fit.

Be sure to check out more buff AussieBum billboards here at Daily Billboard.

This hot male model billboard was snapped in West Hollywood on February 20, 2011.
AussieBum banana male underwear model

Sunday, February 27, 2011

OSCAR SPECIAL: 83rd Annual Academy Awards billboard...

83rd Oscars billboard
It's that special time of year again in Hollywoodland.

However, you may be invited like this billboard says, but unless you're a world class actor or have been nominated for one of 2010's movies, you're not going to get in to this year's Oscar awards ceremony. Luckily you can still see all the winners, and losers, on television.
83rd Oscar billboards
This year Anne Hathaway and James Franco host the prestigious awards, and he's even nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for 127 Hours.
Nobody likes a hairy Oscar Bliss billboard
Plus as a special bonus today, not only do you get the official Oscar billboard, but also this witty creative just before it for Bliss spa services at W hotels. 'Nobody likes a hairy Oscar', indeed.
83rd Academy Awards billboards
These great billboards were snapped along Highland Avenue and at the Hollywood & Highland Center (where the Academy Awards are held at the Kodak Theatre) on February 11 and with the golden Oscar statue on February 26, 2011.
83rd Oscars billboard

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Matthew Perry Mr Sunshine TV billboard...

Matthew Perry Mr Sunshine TV billboardAfter all these years it looks like the Friends stars are enjoying a bit of a comedic resurgence on television, with Courtney Cox in Cougar Town, Matt LeBlanc in Episodes and now Matthew Perry returning in new show, Mr. Sunshine.

So it's goodbye 'Chandler Bing' and hello 'Ben Donovan', an operations manager at Sunshine Center, a sports arena in San Diego.

It'll be interesting to see how successful the new comedy will be and whether Matthew Perry's popularity is enough of a pull for the masses, as this billboard focusing on the actor suggests, but it's doubtful that this show will be the pop culture defining phenomenon that Friends became.

This simple TV billboard was snapped along Barham Boulevard in L.A. on February 5, 2011.

Friday, February 25, 2011

TRIO DAY: Red Riding Hood movie billboards...

Red Riding Hood movie billboard
When all else fails and new ideas are in short supply, the film studios seem to look to literary classics and iconic fairytales, take for example the Brothers Grimm's Little Red Riding Hood.
Amanda Seyfried Red Riding Hood billboard
To make this version a little more appealing to contemporary audiences the wolf is now a werewolf and the movie is helmed by the director of Twilight, so some supernaturally popular credentials for this new take on the 700 year old legend.
Red Riding Hood movie billboard
Whatever the modern interpretation, you'll have to agree that Amanda Seyfried wears the red cloak well (although she's not so little) and these billboards look dramatic and intriguing. The absence of primary colours aside from the rich red of her hooded cloak and the bloodied film title text, really make these visuals pop.
Red Riding Hood film billboard
The larger billboard was photographed at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California and the 'Who's Afraid?' version along L.A.'s Sunset Strip on February 6. The other versions with Amanda Seyfried kneeling in the snow and running through the forest were snapped on a gloomier February 16, 2011.Red Riding Hood movie billboard

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Giant beach ball Aldo shoes billboard...

Aldo shoes beach ball billboard
Aldo Shoes billboards just seem to get better and better.

This new creative snapped along L.A.'s Sunset Boulevard on January 20, 2011, is equally cheeky, fun, simple, colourful and above all else eye-catching.

Check out more funky Aldo Shoes billboards here at Daily Billboard.
Aldo Shoes beach ball billboard

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lady Gaga Born This Way album billboard...

Lady Gaga billboard
You can only imagine the screams of delight from Lady Gaga's fans when this billboard for her forthcoming album, Born This Way, took to the skies above one of West Hollywood's gayest street.
Gaga Born This Way album billboard
It's only appropriate that the fame monster gets her own billboard on Daily Billboard after her highly anticipated single and the album's title track, Born This Way, achieved the honour of being the milestone 1000th #1 chart topper on the Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart.

As the billboard says, Lady Gaga's third studio album will be available on May 23, 2011 and I'm sure everyone will go gaga for her new music in just three months time.

This arresting billboard was snapped along Santa Monica Boulevard on February 20, 2011.
Lady Gaga billboard Santa Monica Boulevard

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Battle: LA movie billboard...

Battle LA movie billboard
First the whole of Santa Monica shelved into the Pacific Ocean in the natural disaster movie 2012, now it looks like it's all out war in Battle: Los Angeles. There's something slightly unnerving, but also exciting about seeing a city you live in being bombarded by aliens (I'm sure it's not that much fun if you're living it in real life though).
Battle LA movie billboard
This fantastic city under siege billboard is quite a visual spectacle and was photographed along L.A.'s 3rd Street at La Jolla Avenue and also along Sunset Boulevard on February 14, 2011.
Battle LA film billboard

Monday, February 21, 2011

OSCAR DAY: The King's Speech movie billboards...

The King's Speech movie billboard
In just seven days time the 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles and so Daily Billboard is keeping its fingers crossed for one of the best movies of the year, The King's Speech.

The period drama about the British Monarchy leads the pack with twelve Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Colin Firth, Best Directing, Best Supporting Actor and Actress for Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter respectively, Art Direction, Cinematography, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Sound Mixing, Writing (Original Screenplay) and Costume Design.

These two billboards for the movie were photographed on February 1, 2011 on the Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square, London.

If you like this movie, then you'll love these Oscar-nominated original costumes from The King's Speech on display.
The King's Speech film billboard

Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Chicago Code TV billboard...

The Chicago Code TV billboardDo we really need another cop show on TV? Apparently so, because here's The Chicago Code to clean up the crime and corruption on the streets of Chicago, Illinois.

These cops look like they mean business though and they certainly know how to strike a pose, let's see if the show can 'talk the talk' as well as 'walk the walk' and become a ratings success story.

This television billboard was snapped along La Cienega Boulevard at Packard Street on February 4, 2011.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Gucci's glamourous Spring 2011 billboard...

Gucci Spring 2011 fashion billboard
How nice it is to see a bold, confident and colourful new season Gucci collection billboard to replace the Jennifer Lopez Gucci billboard which seemed to linger forever along L.A.'s Sunset Strip.

This fabulous new fashion billboard was snapped below the Chateau Marmont hotel along Sunset Boulevard on February 4, 2011.
Gucci Spring glamour billboard

Friday, February 18, 2011

Liam Neeson Unknown movie billboards...

Liam Neeson Unknown movie billboard
Liam Neeson looks suitably grim and brooding in these billboards for his new action thriller Unknown, about a man who awakens from a car crash to discover that his identity and his whole life has been taken from him. It's no wonder he has that frown on his face.

The billboards have a nice colour combination that really stand out and this larger version was snapped at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California and smaller creative photographed along Melrose Avenue in L.A. on February 6, 2011.
Unknown movie billboard

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bill Maher's Does Ask Does Tell TV billboards...

Does Ask, Does Tell Bill Maher billboard
Bill Maher cleverly adapts the Don't Ask, Don't Tell slogan, that was making headlines before the New Year when a bill to repeal it was passed, to help promote his own brand of political satire in these billboards for his show, Real Time with Bill Mather.

Apparently He Does Ask and He Does Tell.

It's a smart way to grab attention with just a witty strapline and this large billboard was photographed along Sunset Boulevard on the side of the Andaz Hotel on February 4, 2011, whilst the smaller creative was snapped along Beverly Boulevard on December 31, 2010.
Real Time Bill Maher HBO billboard

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau movie billboards...

The Adjustment Bureau movie billboard
According to these billboards, your world, your future and even your fate can all be manipulated by The Adjustment Bureau.
The Adjustment Bureau billboard
The billboards for Matt Damon and Emily Blunt's new romantic sci-fi thriller look suitably moody and mysterious, and leave you just a little bit intrigued too.
Matt Damon Adjustment Bureau billboard
The mono creatives with just that splash of red look great against that California blue sky and really stand out for their absence of colour.
Emily Blunt Adjustment Bureau billboard
These different billboard creatives were all snapped around the streets of Los Angeles on February 6, 2011.
The Adjustment Bureau Future billboard

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Painman motion comic billboards...

Painman motion comic billboard
When Daily Billboard arrived back in L.A. from London these billboards for Painman caught our eye.

Who is this Painman? Are the intriguing billboards for a new video game, animated series or a new movie? Apparently the answer is that he's a superhero and the star of a new motion comic book based in Los Angeles.

Both billboard creatives were snapped along Sunset Boulevard on February 4, 2011.
Painman comic book billboard

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day Hop movie billboard...

Hop Valentine's Day movie billboard
Happy Valentine's Day everyone, not only from Daily Billboard, but also courtesy of 'E.B.' from the forthcoming live-action and computer-animated comedy, Hop.

The son of the Easter Bunny looks adorable in this teaser movie billboard with his rabbit ears in the shape of a heart and it's a nice way to build awareness of a character that we've never seen before.

This fun creative was snapped along L.A.'s Beverly Boulevard on February 10, 2011. Be sure to also check out another teaser billboard for Hop here at Daily Billboard.
Valentine's Day Hop movie billboard

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Calvin Klein Euphoria fragrance billboard...

Calvin Klein Euphoria fragrance billboard
Natalia Vodianova looks pretty in purple for this dreamy billboard for Calvin Klein's Euphoria fragrance (and well timed for Valentine's Day).

The black orchid inspired perfume is a blend of exotic fruits and seductive florals, which is reflected in this rich and opulent looking billboard snapped along L.A.'s Sunset Boulevard on January 12, 2011.
Euphoria Calvin Klein perfume billboard

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Sunset Limited HBO movie billboard...

The Sunset Limited HBO film billboard
Nothing is ever black or white proclaims this billboard for The Sunset Limited, and yet this is a fantastic example of an arresting black and white billboard creative.

Obviously it helps when you have instantly recognisable big names and faces to grab your attention, like Tommy Lee Jones who stars and directs alongside Samuel L. Jackson in this HBO movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's play of the same name.
The Sunset Limited HBO billboard
In case you're wondering about the title, 'The Sunset Limited' is the name of the subway train that Tommy Lee Jones' college professor tries to throw himself under in this character drama about two very different strangers brought together by desperate circumstances. Samuel L. Jackson plays the religious ex-con who stops his suicide attempt.

The smaller billboard was snapped on January 19 along Melrose Avenue and the larger creative on the side of the 9000 Sunset Boulevard building on February 9, 2011.
The Sunset Limited HBO movie billboard

Friday, February 11, 2011

All birds fly South Rio movie billboard...

Rio birds fly south movie billboardThe advertising campaign for new animated movie Rio has the most colourful billboards Daily Billboard has seen around L.A. in a while.

No doubt being a family movie the bright billboards with their cute characters are designed to appeal to kids, but regardless of their target audience, they add a splash of colour to the sprawling city skyline which is a nice visual relief for everyone.

This fun billboard, featuring 'Blu' the rare macaw and his many-hued friends, was snapped along South La Cienega Boulevard at Horner Street on February 4, 2011.

Be sure to also check out the Get lost in Rio billboard for this movie.
Rio flew coach movie billboard

Thursday, February 10, 2011

One Born Every Minute TV billboard...

One Born Every Minute TV billboard
If the pained expressions on these four ladies faces weren't enough, the marvelous tagline, 'Stop telling me to breathe', perfectly sums up the joys (and agonies) of childbirth.

This hilarious billboard for Lifetime's new maternity ward based reality TV show, One Born Every Minute, was snapped along Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood on February 6, 2011.
Stop telling me to breathe billboard

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Rango movie billboards...

Rango animated film billboard
What is it with animated characters starting with the letter 'R' in 2011? First there was the blue macaw in Rio and now there's a chameleon called 'Rango', voiced by Johnny Depp, making his cinematic debut.

With those bulging eyes Rango looks naturally comedic, and this fun, colourful billboard really does pop along Sunset Boulevard at the top of La Cienega Boulevard where it was photographed the day it was installed on February 4.
Rango movie billboard
An ever so slightly different creative was snapped along Wilshire Boulevard near the La Brea Tar Pits on February 6, 2011, but my preference is for the version which escapes the constraints of the normal rectangular billboard dimensions.
Rango movie billboard