Monday, October 31, 2011

L.A. Haunted Hayride Halloween 2011 billboard...

Haunted Hayride Halloween billboard
Let's face it, it wouldn't be Halloween without a suitably spooky billboard today, so enjoy this ad for the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride.

Daily Billboard thinks that they may have taken their inspiration from The Dark Knight's Joker for this Halloween billboard creative.

This cool billboard was snapped along Beverly Boulevard on October 4, 2011.

Happy hauntings.
LA Haunted Hayride 2011 billboard

Sunday, October 30, 2011

TRIO DAY: Tower Heist movie billboards...

Tower Heist cast billboard
Tower Heist is being sold as a Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy comedy, so it's nice to see those headline stars sharing these billboards with the rest of the cast.
Stiller Murphy Tower Heist billboard
Tower Heist is a crime comedy and a bit of the sign of the times, as it follows the exploits of a group of New York high rise employees as they plot to steal $20 million from a Wall Street businessman's penthouse apartment after losing their pensions in his fraudulent scheme.
Tower Heist movie billboard
Talk about the economy influencing filmmaking, let's hope this movie isn't a waste of money.
Tower Heist movie billboard
Daily Billboard really likes these special extension cut-outs of the movie's cast which really help it to stand out, plus the spin on the typical heist robbery terminology is fun, instead of the 'Safe-cracker', 'Explosives Expert' and 'The Getaway Driver', we get 'The Maid', 'The Concierge' and even 'The Squatter'.
Tower Heist billboard
The small format billboard was first spied along Santa Monica Boulevard at Beverly Glen Boulevard on October 8, whilst the special extension versions followed along L.A.'s Sunset Boulevard, 3rd Street and Fountain Avenue around October 11, 2011.
Tower Heist billboard
It's also appropriate that this Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy creative along Vine Street in Hollywood is right at the top of the condo complex, just like the tip of the tower.
Tower Heist billboard Hollywood

Saturday, October 29, 2011

DUO DAY: Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 movie billboards...

Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 billboard
Taking a leaf from Harry Potter's book, the final installment in The Twilight Saga will be split over two films.

These billboards for Breaking Dawn Part 1 highlight the continuing love triangle between Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black, plus the perils the vampire/human couple must face for their love to survive, like marriage, pregnancy and a pack of angry werewolves.
Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 billboard
It'll be interesting to see what's next for Kristin Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, but at least there's still one more movie still to come after this to prolong the Twilight cinematic experience.
Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 billboard
These Twilight Saga movie billboards were snapped along Sunset Boulevard, La Brea Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard on October 27, 2011.
Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 billboard
UPDATED: Here's another billboard format for this installment in The Twilight Saga, giving Taylor Lautner a chance to flex his muscles along Highland Avenue in Hollywood on November 13, 2011.

If you're a fan, you should also check out Taylor Lautner's leather jacket, motorcycle and props from Twilight Breaking Dawn on display.
Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 billboards

Friday, October 28, 2011

DUO DAY: Puss in Boots 3D movie billboards...

Puss in Boots movie billboard
The 'cat in the hat' is back. No, not that one, but DreamWorks 'Puss in Boots'.
Puss in Boots 3D movie billboard
Introduced in Shrek 2, the Antonio Banderas voiced fairytale feline was re-imagined as an amorous assassin and an accomplished swords fighter.
Puss in Boots 3D billboard
His popularity is evident, whether giving those cute kitten eyes or sweeping a damsel of her feet with his lothario ways, as after four Shrek big screen movies he's secured his own spin-off film.
Puss in Boots movie billboard
Only time will tell if he'll be a box-office smash, but he does look very much the star in these fun and almost iconic billboards, which should entice animation fans and cat lovers everywhere.
Puss in Boots 3D movie billboard
The billboard which has the feathered hat special extension was snapped on the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Beverly Boulevard on October 4, whilst the other stylised black and orange version was photographed along Santa Monica Boulevard on October 8, 2011.
Puss in Boots movie billboards Downtown LA
UPDATED: Daily Billboard also spied these fantastic super-sized Puss in Boots billboards in Downtown L.A., at Olympic Boulevard and Figueroa Street, on October 28, 2011. What a cool looking cat he is in his cape and hat.
Giant Puss in Boots movie billboards

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Enlightened TV billboards...

Enlightened HBO billboard
Daily Billboard wonders if Jurassic Park star, Laura Dern, ever pictured being this unglamorous and making such a giant spectacle of herself along L.A.'s Sunset Strip.

This unconventional visual is almost the opposite of enlightenment and tranquility, so that's why it makes for such an arresting image.
Enlightened TV billboard
The actress plays 'Amy Jellicoe' who has a rather public meltdown at work and consequently goes away to contemplate and meditate, then returns to pick up the pieces of her life.

The standard size billboard for HBO's new show, Enlightened, was captured on October 6 and the super-sized version towering over Sunset Boulevard on October 13, 2011.
Giant Enlightened billboard

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Anonymous movie billboards...

Anonymous movie billboard
From 17th century France yesterday to Elizabethan England today and some billboards for a new Shakespearean tale.
Anonymous billboard
Daily Billboard loves this creative for Anonymous asking the question, was William Shakespeare was a fraud?
Anonymous movie billboards
With the writer's back turned and identity unrevealed on the billboard, it helps to imply that maybe someone else did write the famous playwright's works, with the ink blots adding a nice touch of drama to the visual.
Anonymous film billboard
The larger billboards for Anonymous were photographed at Sunset & Vine opposite the Cinerama Dome, whilst the standard size ads were snapped along Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue at the beginning of October 2011.
Anonymous movie billboard

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Three Musketeers remake movie billboard...

Three Musketeers movie billboard
With Footloose, The Thing and Conan the Barbarian remakes all landing in cinemas this year, it was only a matter of time for a new interpretation of Alexandre Dumas' classic tale, The Three Musketeers, to take to the big screen.

Let's face it the 1993, 1973 and 1948 motion pictures couldn't possibly have been enough.
Three Musketeers movie billboard
Young, hot-headed D'Artagnan once again joins forces with Porthos, Aramis and Athos to foil the scheming plans of Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter in 17th century France.

This billboard for the movie remake certainly catches your eye with the legendary Musketeers brandishing their swords and muskets in your direction.

The billboard was snapped along Melrose Avenue at La Brea Avenue on September 23, 2011.
Three Musketeers movie billboard

Monday, October 24, 2011

My Little Pony Ponygeist parody cartoon billboard...

Ponygeist My Little Pony billboard
The My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic gang are 'baaack' for a second season on The Hub with another fantastic movie homage, this time to the classic horror Poltergeist.

Their last 'Bridlemaids' billboard parody of the movie Bridesmaids was hilarious and this ad creative for the returning cartoon show is equally witty and eye-catching.
Ponygeist Hub billboard
This is 'Pinky Pie' doing her best impression of 'Carol Anne Freeling' from the iconic 1982 supernatural movie

Snapped along Cahuenga at the bottom of Barham Boulevard on October 22, 2011, this scary themed billboard is just in time for Halloween season.
My Little Pony Ponygeist billboard
UPDATED: Here's My Little Pony 'Rainbow Dash' taking a festive train ride with the other cartoon characters from The Hub in the same billboard location on December 10, 2011.
Hub festive train Rainbow Dash bilboard

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Vampire Diaries gory season three TV billboard...

Vampire Diaries gory season 3 bilboard
The Vampire Diaries brought the raunch and sexual innuendos for its second season billboards and for its third season it looks like it's bringing the gore, with this fantastic new billboard along L.A.'s Sunset Strip.

Nina Dobrev holding a dripping pomegranate resembling a beating heart and the blood oozing down from atop the Whisky A Go-Go club really does make for a dramatic and arresting visual.
Vampire Diaries V3 billboard
This cool V3 ad creative was photographed on October 22, 2011, where it was installed the day before just in time for the Halloween season.

If you're a fan of the show, be sure to check out the season two billboard for The Vampire Diaries and the mid-season Catch VD ad campaign.
Vampire Diaries season 3 billboard

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Disney's giant Aulani Hawaii resort billboard...

Disney Aulani Hawaii resort billboard
This fun and vibrant giant billboard for Disney's new Hawaiian resort, Aulani, really makes a big splash with a fantastically colourful creative.

Snapped on a beautifully clear day along L.A.'s Sunset Plaza on October 2, 2011, the super-sized billboard also stands out because this location usually features more entertainment ads, for movies and television shows, so it's literally a visual breath of fresh air.

Daily Billboard also likes how the tropical resort creative continues right to the very top of the building, which is normally reserved for a movie release date or the like, which gives the ad an added dimension.
Giant Disney Aulani resort billboard
UPDATED: Disney has obviously decided to go big with its advertising campaign for Aulani.
Disney Aulani Hawaii billboard
This new super-sized creative for the family holiday resort debuted this week along Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood and was snapped on January 5, 2012.
Giant Disney Aulani fish billboard

Friday, October 21, 2011

Kelsey Grammer Boss TV billboards...

Giant Boss TV billboard
Who's the boss? Well it appears it's Kelsey Grammer in his new Starz show, Boss.
Boss TV billboard
Trying to find a series that fits after his phenomenally successful eleven season comedy run as Seattle's radio psychologist, Frasier, the actor is back as the Mayor of Chicago in a gritty new drama.
Boss Starz billboard
Daily Billboard likes the creative for Boss, with actor's profile looking suitably powerful and befitting a person in political office.

This impactful super-sized billboard and standard version were both snapped along Sunset Boulevard on October 6, 2011.
Kelsey Grammer Boss billboard
UPDATED: Daily Billboard snapped this collection of Boss billboards in the heart of New York City's theatre district, along Broadway and West 49th Street on November 6, 2011. Kelsey Grammer should feel quite at home in this location after his starring role in the 2010 successful revival of the classic musical, La Cage aux Folles.
Kelsey Grammer Boss billboards NYC

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Battle of the billboards: Call of Duty MW3 vs Battlefield 3...

Call of Duty MW3 game billboard
Today it's another Battle of the billboards and this time it's war, quite literally, with these two fantastic video game billboards.
Battlefield 3 game billboard
The super-sized silhouetted soldier in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 billboard makes a real impact, really standing out against that simple white background, but Battlefield 3 looks equally dramatic, with some vibrant colour to catch your eye.

This giant Call of Duty billboard was snapped along L.A.'s Sunset Strip on October 13 and standard size Battlefield 3 billboard a week earlier further east along Sunset Boulevard on October 6, 2011.
Giant Call of Duty MW3 billboard
There's obviously some social commentary to be said about these images glorifying war on our city streets, especially targeting the young male game-playing market, but that sounds far too serious.
Battlefield 3 billboard
Who do you think goes above and beyond the call to be the winner of this armed combat in advertising?
Call of Duty Noob Vet billboards
UPDATED: Here's another ad creative for Call of Duty MW3, plus a slightly different creative for Battlefield 3.
Battlefield 3 game billboard NYC
Both sets of billboards were snapped around New York's Times Square on November 5, 2011.
Call of Duty MW3 billboards NYC
UPDATED: Check out even more billboards in the 'Noob/Vet' campaign for Call of Duty MW3.
Call of Duty Noob Vet billboard
These super-sized ads were snapped at Highland and Franklin Avenues in L.A. on November 13, 2011. Apparently, there's a soldier in all of us.
Noob Vet Call of Duty billboards