Thursday, June 30, 2011

MOVIE WEEK: Horrible Bosses billboard...

Horrible Bosses movie billboard
By the looks of all the billboards, it seems like it's going to be a Summer of comedy this year, be it cute penguins, bad teachers, talking animals or romantic comedies.

Amongst all the other movies Horrible Bosses really does seem to elevate itself above the rest. Not only is there the wonderful return to form of Kevin Spacey as a psycho boss, but Jennifer Aniston plays against type as a sex crazed maneater with a new look and Colin O'Farrell isn't afraid to look like a greasy tool for his latest film role.
Horrible Bosses movie billboard
Plus the jarring bright blue colour scheme with fluorescent copy really stands out and breaks from the usually formulaic and dull comedy billboard design.

These cool billboards for the movie were snapped along Sunset Boulevard and Beverly Boulevard on June 14, 2011.

UPDATED: A whiter version of the billboard was also snapped at The Grove shopping centre on July 3, 2011.
Horrible Bosses movie billboard

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

MOVIE WEEK: Mr. Popper's Penguins billboard...

Mr Popper's Penguins movie billboard
Even though Mr. Popper's Penguins saw Jim Carrey return to his talking-to-animals roots (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, anyone?), it didn't exactly set the box office on fire.

With that being said, there's still something endearing and wonderfully old-school about the billboard for the recent family comedy (although maybe it would have fared better as a winter Holidays movie).

This fun billboard was snapped along Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks on June 3, 2011.
Mr Popper's Penguins movie billboard

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

MOVIE WEEK: Harry Potter It All Ends billboards...

Harry Potter It All Ends movie billboard
So spectacular and anticipated a cinematic event, that these movie billboard don't even need a film title or a Harry Potter thunderbolt logo for people to know what they are about. Let's face it, if you've stuck with Harry this far through all eight movies, you know this is where it all ends.
Harry Potter 8 Voldemort billboard
Warner Bros. Studios made such a good decision to split the final book, The Deathly Hallows, into two parts, as not only do they cash in on the blockbuster movies, but we get to enjoy two sets of billboards.

Harry Potter 8 Ron and Hermione bilboard
These dramatic new billboards for the final installment, featuring Harry, Ron, Hermione and Voldemort, were snapped along La Cienega Boulevard, Beverly Boulevard and Melrose Avenue on June 21, 2011.
Harry Potter It All Ends movie billboard
This larger creative featuring the three friends who've experienced so much together was photographed along Vine Street at Sunset Boulevard on June 23, 2011.
Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2 billboard
It's the end of an era, let's hope the movie goes out with a bang.
Harry Potter Voldemort billboard
UPDATED: Here's another fantastic billboard for Deathly Hallows Part two also spied at Sunset & Vine in Hollywood on June 28, 2011.
Harry Potter Voldemort It All Ends billboard
UPDATED: On a recent visit to New York City, Daily Billboard snapped this giant billboard for the Blu-ray release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, near Soho in Manhattan on November 7, 2011.
Giant Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2 billboard

Monday, June 27, 2011

MOVIE WEEK: Bumblebee and Shockwave Transformers 3 billboards...

Bumblebee Transformers Dark of the Moon billboard
There's nothing like some giant robots-in-disguise to kick off another MOVIE WEEK here at Daily Billboard.
Transformers 3 Shockwave billboard
Autobots leader Optimus Prime has already had his chance to shine, so now it's the turn of lovable Bumblebee and evil Decepticon, Shockwave.
Bumblebee Transformers Dark of the Moon billboard
Even though these Transformers: Dark of the Moon billboards look pretty cool lining the skies of L.A., Daily Billboard can't help but feel we saw a similar campaign for the last Transformers movie in 2009, only this time the backdrop is much more of a war zone.
Bumblebee Transformers 3 movie billboard
Also, what is it with movie studios not feeling the need to name their movies in their advertising these days? Sure it makes for great visuals, but there's an assumption that every passerby will automatically know about the film without any details.
Transformers 3 Shockwave movie billboard
This cool billboard for the third movie's new villain, Shockwave, was snapped along San Vicente Boulevard and Orange Grove Avenue on June 21, 2011.
Bumblebee Transformers 3 billboard
Meanwhile this giant Bumblebee creative was snapped towering over Sunset Boulevard on the side of the 9000 building, whilst the smaller billboards for the fan-favourite Autobot was photographed along La Cienega and Wilshire Boulevards in L.A. on June 14, 2011.

Transformers 3 Bumblebee billboard
UPDATED: Here's a special treat with a bit of an international flavour, courtesy of those clever people at the Create Team at Clear Channel UK, of a special Transformers: Dark of the Moon build along London's busy Cromwell Road. Impressive and eye-catching to say the least.
Transformers 3 billboards Cromwell Rd nightTransformers 3 Optimus Prime billboard Cromwell RdTransformers 3 Bumblebee billboard Cromwell Rd LondonTransformers 3 billboards Cromwell Rd London

Sunday, June 26, 2011

DUO DAY: Armani Exchange Summer 2011 billboards...

AX sunglasses 2011 billboard
Whether it's relaxing by the pool, at the beach or enjoying an outdoor festival, Armani Exchange looks like they have things covered in style.
Armani Exchange hoodie fashion billboard
Daily Billboard loves how Armani frequently updates its fashion billboards in this location, regularly switching ads between its AX, Emporio Armani and Armani Jeans brands.
AX Summer 2011 billboard
If wonder how long it'll be before we start seeing more scantily clad models for Armani Exchange's swimwear range, like the great Bodies of Summer billboard creatives from last year.
AX eyewear 2011 billboard
AX's hoodie creative was snapped on April 1 along West Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard, whilst the new eyewear billboard was photographed on June 7, 2011.
AX male model hoodie billboard

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Childrens Hospital season three TV billboard...

Childrens Hospital season 3 TV billboard
Isn't it funny how polarizing clowns are in society, you either love them or hate them.

Daily Billboard has to say though that we wouldn't like to be treated by 'Pogo the Clown' if we were ill at the Childrens Hospital.
Adult Swim Childrens Hospital billboard
Oddly enough, it seems only fitting that you'll find this sinister looking billboard for the Adult Swim comedy above a liquor store along Sunset Boulevard, where it was snapped on June 7, 2011.

If you like this third season version, be sure to check out last season's Childrens Hospital billboard.
Pogo the Clown Childrens Hospital billboard

Friday, June 24, 2011

TRIO DAY: Ben & Jerry's ice-cream billboards...

Ben and Jerry's NY Super Fudge Chunk billboard
Now here's a treat for today, three delicious ice-cream flavours from Ben & Jerry's in billboard format.
Ben and Jerry's Hand-picked Cherries billboard
These inventive, quirky billboard ads are just what you'd expect from such a fun brand as Ben & Jerry's.
Ben and Jerry's Family Farms billboard
By focusing on the quality and sources of their ingredients, like family farms and hand-pickedcherries, the brand can make people feel even better about eating their delicious wares, without thinking too much about all the calories.
Ben and Jerry's Chunk Generosity billboard
The Chunk Generosity and Hand-picked Cherries billboard creatives were snapped along La Cienega Boulevard in L.A. on May 27 and the Family Farms version photographed along Santa Monica Boulevard on June 13, 2011.
Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice-cream billboard
Daily Billboard has to confess that Everything but the... flavour is a favourite, accompanied with a scoop or two of FroYo Cheery Garcia (for some 'healthy' fruit to balance dessert).
Ben and Jerry's Cookie dough billboardUPDATED: Here's another new dessert variant for 2012 using this same creative campaign, introducing Ben & Jerry's Greek Frozen Yogurt Banana Peanut Butter. This new flavour billboard was snapped along Beverly Boulevard at North Poinsettia Place on April 28, 2012.
Ben Jerrys Greek Frozen Yogurt billboard
UPDATED: There's also the Blueberry Vanilla Graham flavor to choose from and this billboard was snapped along 3rd Street at La Brea Avenue on May 5, 2012.
Ben Jerrys Greek Frozen Yogurt Blueberry billboard
UPDATED: Here's yet another flavour from the fun frozen desserts brand, this time for Raspberry Fudge Chunk, snapped along Sunset Boulevard on May 8, 2013. 
Ben Jerrys Greek Raspberry Fudge Chunk billboard

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tim Burton LACMA exhibition billboard...

Tim Burton LACMA exhibition billboard
From afar you may be forgiven for thinking this billboard is an advert for some depression medication, but the quirky caricature is actually for the new Tim Burton exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (or LACMA for short).
Tim Burton LACMA billboard
This billboard artwork really is the perfect choice, as it clearly radiates that Tim Burton-esque quality and looks great as a cut-out against the California blue sky.

The unique exhibition of the filmmaker's work, featuring sketches, costumes, installations and more, is at LACMA from May 29 to October 31, 2011.
Tim Burton LACMA show billboard
This artistic billboard was photographed along South La Cienega Boulevard near West Pico Boulevard on June 7, 2011.
Tim Burton LACMA 2011 billboard

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Weeds and The Big C Bring It On TV billboard...

Weeds and The Big C TV billboard
Mary Louise Parker and Laura Linney look like strong Olympian goddesses of legend in this combined billboard for their two Showtime series.
Weeds The Big C TV billboard
The former returns for the seventh season of her hit pot-dealing show, Weeds, fresh out of prison and headed for New York City, whilst the latter lovely lady returns for a second season of The Big C, battling cancer and living life to the fullest.
Weeds The Big C Bring It On billboard
This striking billboard for the two black comedies, which will air back to back, really makes an impact along Sunset Boulevard on June 7 and along Pico Boulevard on June 21, 2011.

Bring it on, indeed.
Bring It On Weeds Big C billboard

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

DUO DAY: Giant Havaianas flip-flop billboards...

Havaianas flip flops Andaz Hotel billboard
The sun is shining and here's another summertime essential, aside from sunglasses, being advertised in L.A.
Havaianas flip flops billboard
Daily Billboard loves these fun and colourful billboards for Brazilian flip-flop brand, Havaianas.
Giant Havaianas flip flops billboard
Feet are not the most attractive things to show in an advertisement, so it's nice to see that this footwear brand has opted for a vibrant creative solution, which is youthful and still evokes the beach and fun times.
Havaianas flip flop billboard Sunset Strip
These giant creatives can be found along L.A.'s infamous Sunset Strip on the side of two of its popular hotels.
Havaianas flip flops Mondrian billboard
The black flip-flop can be found on the side of the Andaz Hotel, whilst the yellow version stands out on the side of the trendy Mondrian Hotel.
Havaianas flip flops billboard detail
Both versions were snapped along Sunset Boulevard on May 27, 2011 and really are welcome additions to the West Hollywood skyline.
Giant Havaianas flipflop billboard