Tuesday, May 31, 2011

TV WEEK: True Blood season four billboard...

True Blood Show your true colors billboard
Anna Paquin's part-fairy 'Sookie Stackhouse' and her supernatural suitors are back for a fourth installment of HBO's raunchy True Blood with a suitably dramatic billboard along L.A.'s Sunset Strip.
True Blood season 4 HBO billboard
It look like vampires 'Eric Northman' (Alexander Skarsgard) and 'Bill Compton' (Stephen Moyer) will be competing with super buff werewolf, 'Alcide Herveaux' (Joe Manganiello), for her affections this season, but with this show anything can and does happen. Looks like it is indeed time for them to show their true colours.
True Blood season 4 TV billboard
This sexy, giant television billboard was photographed on the side of the 9000 building along Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.

If you're a fan, be sure to check out the season three, season two and first season billboards for True Blood.
True Blood season 4 TV billboard

Monday, May 30, 2011

TV WEEK: Falling Skies billboards invade L.A...

Falling Skies TNT billboard
New alien invasion TV show, Falling Skies, has taken over L.A.'s skyline recently.
Falling Skies TV billboards
Not only have they had this giant billboard on the side of the Andaz Hotel along Sunset Boulevard, but they've also taken over the major intersection at Venice and La Cienega Boulevards.
Falling Skies TV billboard
Not one or two billboards, but six billboards of the same creative for Falling Skies dominated the local skyline on May 27.
Falling Skies TNT billboard
To break things up and make things a little more interesting, two of the billboards at opposite corners have special extensions with the kid's head poking out above the top of the billboard.
Falling Skies We Lose Control billboard
Luckily this is a pretty cool creative, with that intriguing glowing spine, so TNT can be forgiven for the repetition of this 'We Lose Control' billboard.
Falling Skies TV Los Angeles billboards
It's a pretty bold movie to concentrate most of your advertising in one location, so I wonder if there's another reason for this high profile campaign. Was it filmed in the area, are TNT headquarters nearby or is there some other studio politics reason?
Falling Skies billboards Venice and La Cienega
Whatever the deciding factor, it's quite an impactful approach at a really busy commuter route and it certainly caught Daily Billboard's eye.
Falling Skies wall mural
In addition at least three of these wall murals for the new sci-fi show can also be seen along Melrose Avenue, this one was snapped on May 11, near the Golden Apple Comics store.
Falling Skies TV billboard
This new series apparently focuses on the aftermath of an alien invasion and has some pretty cool credentials, being co-created by Steven Spielberg and starring former E.R. star Noah Wyle.

The huge billboard really stood out along L.A.'s Sunset Strip on May 4, 2011, so let's hope the new drama can live up to the promise of the hype.
Giant Falling Skies TV billboard
UPDATED: This further billboard creative for Falling Skies was snapped along Sunset Boulevard on June 7, 2011.
Falling Skies TV billboard

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Skyy Vodka melting ice cube billboard...

Skyy Vodka ice cube billboard
It's hard not to love Skyy Vodka's new melting ice cube billboard.

The colourful creative is sexy and seductive and it's all down to those saucy red fingernails.

This suggestive billboard was snapped along Sunset Boulevard opposite the Mondrian Hotel on May 2, 2011.

If you like this, be sure to check out these other cool Skyy Vodka billboards.
Skyy Vodka sexy ice cube billboard

Saturday, May 28, 2011

US Bank California license plate billboards...

US Bank GR8 Rates billboard
Daily Billboard loves the clever simplicity adopted by U.S. Bank for their latest ad campaign.

The California motor license plates help give a local flavour for the American bank, which you assume they adapt for the different states they operate within.
US Bank ATMS 4 U billboard
The copy abbreviations fit with license plate theme, but also have a youthful nature to them in this text and tweeting savvy world.
US Bank 241 Brnchs 4 U billboard
You can see this campaign all around the streets of L.A., but the giant billboard creative was photographed on the side of the 9000 building along Sunset Boulevard, whilst smaller versions were snapped along La Tejira Boulevard in L.A. on April 14, and along La Cienega Boulevard on April 24, 2011.
US Bank GR8 CD Rates billboard

Friday, May 27, 2011

AussieBum Hydra water polo billboard...

AussieBum Hydra water polo billboard
Daily Billboard is loving this fantasy sports billboard from aussieBum, with its physically perfect adonises battling a mythical many-headed Hydra monster in a water polo contest in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.

It's sporty, sexy, it screams Australia and most of all really catches your eye. Great job aussieBum.
AussieBum hydra swimwear billboard WEHO
This epic looking billboard was snapped along Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood on May 20, 2011.

If you're a fan, check out these previous male model underwear aussieBum billboards.
AussieBum Hydra swimsuit billboard

Thursday, May 26, 2011

DUO DAY: The Glades season two TV billboards...

The Glades season 2 TV billboard
First it was stabbed with a knife, this time it's a smoking bullet hole, The Glades really has it in for their signature orange.

This juicy television billboard for the second season of this Florida-based homicide drama was photographed along Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood on April 27.

If you're a fan, or merely intrigues, be sure to also check out The Glades season one billboard.
The Glades season 2 TV billboard
Daily Billboard can only imagine what horror will befall the fruit next season. Maybe the orange will be squeezed to death?
The Glades season 2 TV billboard
A new billboard for the second season of The Glades has appeared since the initial 'murdered orange' teaser and it's a more colourful creative, complete with plastic pink flamingos for that authentic Floridian flavour.

This brighter version featuring the show's star, Matt Passmore, was snapped in the same location on May 24, 2011.
The Glades season 2 TV billboard

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

BONUS DAY: Virgin America Breath of fresh airline billboards...

Virgin America little glamour billboard
Daily Billboard is loving Virgin America's newest wave of billboard ads featuring clever copy and tongue-in-cheek characters.
Virgin America Breath of fresh airline billboard
This latest batch replace the recent copy only billboards which featured a prominent heavily branded Virgin airplane tail, which although witty were slightly duller and certainly less impactful.
Virgin America sit pretty billboard
The 'Little glamour goes a long way' creative was snapped along L.A.'s Santa Monica Boulevard on May 11, whilst the 'Breath of fresh airline' and 'Sit pretty' versions were photographed on opposite sides of the road at Mission & 6th Street in San Francisco on May 15.
Virgin America Windy City billboard
Interestingly enough, this 'Windy City' creative was replaced by the 'Little glamour' billboard in the same location about two weeks later, so it was either a teaser billboard or the client decided the campaign wasn't working hard enough for them without stronger visuals.

Daily Billboard still thinks the previous 2010 Virgin America ad campaign was the best with its bold, vibrant colours and eye-catching models.
Virgin America Time Flies billboard
These two other billboard versions were snapped along Highland Avenue and La Cienega Boulevard, respectively, on April 25, 2011.
Virgin America Empty Inbox billboard
UPDATED: Virgin's fun Fly like a Player billboard was spotted along Fairfax Avenue on July 3, 2011.
Virgin Fly like a player billboard
UPDATED: Here's a whole new assortment of billboards in Virgin America's latest campaign which have surfaced at the end of October and were snapped on Sunset Boulevard and La Brea Avenue on October 26, 2011.
Virgin America Don't stay billboard
With these fun billboards they are certainly taking on the stuffy old American airlines for supremacy in the air.
Virgin America younger airline billboard
It's also nice to see an airline that can actually deliver on the promises in its advertising messages.
Virgin turns you off billboardUPDATED: Here are three new creatives in the Virgin America campaign snapped along Sunset Boulevard on April 21 and 24, plus along Melrose Avenue on April 28, 2012.
Virgin Long flights never felt shorter billboard
All three help to highlight the airline's (some would say superior) in-flight entertainment and telecommunications services.
Virgin America wish on demand billboard
Daily Billboard really does appreciate being able to access WiFi on board a plane, but there is also something to be said about being able to switch off and take a break on occasion too.
Virgin Airspace now workspace billboard

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Green Lantern Corps movie billboard...

Green Lantern Corps billboard
Ryan Reynolds 'Hal Jordan' is joined by his fellow Green Lantern Corps members in this cool billboard for the new DC Comics superhero movie.
Green Lantern Corps billboard
Crammed with ring bearing aliens like Tomar-Re, Sinestro and Kilowog from an intergalactic police force, it really looks like this comic book movie is going to be a sci-fi extravaganza.
Green Lantern Ryan Reynolds billboard
Daily Billboard especially loves how detailed the billboard extension of Ryan Reynolds hair is, it looks so real.
Green Lantern Corps film billboard
This extremely eye-catching billboard was snapped along La Brea Avenue at Sunset Boulevard on May 19, and at Holloway Drive and Sunset Boulevard on May 24, 2011.Green Lantern Corps movie billboard

Monday, May 23, 2011

BONUS DAY: Kung Fu Panda 2 movie billboards...

Giant Kung Fu Panda billboard LA
Today it's not just 'Twice the Awesomeness', but three times, with a trio of fantastic creatives for DreamWorks computer-animated sequel, Kung Fu Panda 2.
Kung Fu Panda 2 Twice the awesomeness billboard
Don't you just adore this spectacular 'Po the Panda' giant billboard snapped along L.A.'s Wilshire Boulevard at Manhattan Place on May 10. It stands out for miles around and makes such a vibrant impression.
Giant Kung Fu Panda 2 billboard
2011 has already been quite a year for animation. There's been Gnomeo & Juliet, Rango and Rio, with Disney Pixar's Cars 2 is on the way in June (and frankly, the less said about Mars Needs Moms the better).
Kung Fu Panda 2 billboard
The fun 'Kung Fu stare down' billboard was photographed in San Francisco looking down upon Union Square on May 15.
Kung Fu Panda 2 stare down billboard
If you like these creatives, be sure to also check out these Po's Kung Fu Panda kick billboards and this Po face Kung Fu Panda 2 billboard.
Kung Fu stare down billboard
The animated comedy opens this week on May 26, just in time for 2011's Memorial Day weekend.
Kung Fu Panda 2 awesome billboard
The eye-catching 'Twice the Awesomeness' creative was snapped along L.A.'s Sunset Boulevard on April 28, 2011.
Kung Fu Panda 2 movie billboard
Let's face it, Jack Black has never looked better.
Kung Fu Panda 2 movie billboard