Sunday, June 30, 2013

Life's Too Short series finale TV billboard...

Lifes Too Short finale special billboard
Rather than commit to a second season of Life's Too Short, the mockumentary following the acting career struggles of Warwick Davis, writers Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have opted for a finale special instead to bring the series to a close.

The HBO special will reunite the diminutive actor with his fellow Willow movie star, Val Kilmer, which should make for some laughs no doubt.
Lifes Too Short finale billboard
This fun series finale billboard ad for Life's Too Short was snapped along Sunset Boulevard on June 19, 2013.

This may have been a comeback of minimal proportions as the tagline suggests, but when you've portrayed a magical professor, goblin, elf, leprechaun, mouse and a heroic dwarf, playing a fictional version of yourself in a documentary sitcom must seem rather dull by comparison.

If you're a fan of the show and everyone's favourite Ewok, be sure to also check out the series launch billboards for Life's Too Short from February 2012 here at Daily Billboard (at least this time Warwick gets the chance to hog all the limelight for himself and doesn't have to share it with Ricky Gervais).
Life's Too Short finale special billboard

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Futurama This Is The End series finale TV billboard...

Futurama final season 7 billboard
After surviving cancellation from Fox and rebirth on Comedy Central, sadly there appears to be no future for the animated science fiction sitcom Futurama after this its seventh and final season.

Indeed, this is the end for the spoof set in a retro 31st century, which follows the crazy misadventures of the multi-species crew of the Planet Express delivery spaceship, from one-eyed aliens, to robots and time-displaced humans.
Futurama final season billboard
Whilst Matt Groening's futuristic comedy never enjoyed the dizzying success of his other creation, The Simpsons, it's still an award-winning series with a loyal following who are sure to miss Professor Farnsworth, Leela, Bender, Fry and Zoidberg.

This final season seven billboard for Futurama was spied along Sunset Boulevard on June 19, 2013.

But is this really the end, or will the show merely fall into cryogenic sleep to return once again in the far future, maybe in film form? Only time will tell.
Futurama This Is The End billboard

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Bridge series premiere TV billboards...

Bridge US remake TV billboard
Now how are two intriguing and arresting ad creatives for the U.S. remake of The Bridge, debuting soon on FX.

The new crime thriller is based on the Danish/Swedish series of the same name, but this time the investigation takes place at the border crossing bridge between El Paso, Texas and Juàrez, Mexico requiring two police officers, one Mexican and one American, to cooperate to solve the mystery of a serial killer terrorising both sides of the U.S./Mexico border.
Bridge series premiere billboards
The Bridge split series premiere billboard
Bridge split series premiere billboard
Diane Kruger stars as 'Sonya Cross' from El Paso PD who must team up with 'Marco Ruiz' (Demian Bichir) from Chihuahua State Police to find the killer of a prominent anti-immigration U.S. Judge amidst a world of drug trafficking, illegal immigration, violence, corruption and prostitution.

Sounds intriguing doesn't it, and these billboards do a great job of teasing the new cop drama.
Bridge fx billboard
Bridge season 1 billboard
The photographed dead body creative with its arms outstretched and face down looks like it's a human bridge across the water, whilst the duo of split illustrated creatives convey the idea even more literally, and is even more effective as the billboards are placed on either side of L.A.'s Sunset Strip forming a bridge across the busy street.

The illustration version's masked figure also has a Day of the Dead/Dia de Muertos vibe to it, which is also a great nod to the setting of the show.
The Bridge legs billboard
Bridge torso billboard
The Bridge special installation billboards
The series premiere creative was first spied along Sunset Boulevard on June 15, plus along Highland Avenue on June 26, whilst the split special installation along Sunset Strip was photographed on June 27, 2013.

If you like these billboards, be sure to check out more cool advertising for FX shows here at Daily Billboard.
Bridge US remake billboard

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Coke Open for Summer billboards...

Coke Open for Summer BBQ billboard
Whether you want to enjoy summertime in the great outdoors, on a beach, or in the garden having a barbecue, Coca-Cola is 'Open for Summer' (or more importantly wants you to open their bottles and cans to quench your thirst this Summer).
Coke Open Summer tent billboard
Daily Billboard loves Coca-Cola's latest ad campaign which is distinctive and totally on brand with its red imagery.
Coke Open Summer umbrella billboard
Beach umbrellas, BBQs and camping tents certainly sum up this time of year for a lot of people, so its interesting to see the infamous cola brand hitch its wagon to the Summer in the same way it tries to own Christmas with its association with its iconic Santa Claus imagery.
Coke Open for Summer BBQ billboard
These arresting soda billboards were spied along Westwood Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue from June 15 to June 22, 2013.
Coke Summer camping billboard
If you like this seasonal Coca-Cola ad campaign, be sure to check out these previous Coke Enjoy Summer billboards and these festive Coke Santa billboards.

And remember, everything in moderation (you don't have to super-size it every time).
Coke Open for Summer billboard

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Newsroom season two TV billboards...

The Newsroom season 2 billboard
HBO's The Newsroom is back for its sophomore season and Daily Billboard for one is glad.

People seemed to be extremely polarized by the first season of Aaron Sorkin's political news drama, starring Jeff Daniels as controversial news anchor 'Will McAvoy'. Critics bemoaned about the inaccurate depiction of the news industry, the stories overly critical nature of the Republican Party, or when they were trying to cover serious subjects, fluffy love triangles getting in the way.
Newsroom season 2 billboard
Daily Billboard loved it all, and the fun ensemble cast and their quirky relationships made all the politics-heavy storylines all the more palatable, and not simply like a current affairs or dull documentary series.

The striking new promotional billboard for season two perfectly sums up the show. 'Together they stand alone' indeed, in the wilderness of professional, factual journalism. Trying to avoid the overly sensational news coverage and political bias of the majority of U.S. news shows.
Newsroom 2 hbo billboard
These atmospheric black and white second season billboards for The Newsroom were snapped along Olympic Boulevard on June 17, 2013.
The Newsroom series 2 billboard
If you're a fan of the HBO drama, be sure to check out The Newsroom season one billboards.
Newsroom season 2 giant billboard
UPDATED: If you loved those landscape creatives, then you'll love this giant-sized billboard for the second season of The Newsroom towering over L.A.'s Sunset Strip on June 27, 2013.
Newsroom season 2 giant billboard
Daily Billboard wasn't sure how this imagery would work as a portrait format, but if anything the creative looks even more impactful and has more room to breathe, don't you think?
Newsroom 2 giant sunset strip billboard
Newsroom season 2 giant billboard
UPDATED: HBO really do know how to promote their new shows and seasons, and always seem to nab the best ad spots around town to reach the most eyeballs possible.
Newsroom season 2 HBO billboard
This second super-sized ad for the striking creative was spied on the side of West Hollywood's Andaz Hotel, further east along Sunset Boulevard, on June 28, 2013.
Newsroom series 2 giant billboard

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Universal Studios Hollywood Summer of Survival billboards...

Transformers Summer Survival Universal Studios billboard
Every year Universal Studios Hollywood has the challenge of making its existing rides and attractions as interesting and compelling as possible to attract new and repeat visitors.
King Kong Summer Survival Universal Studios billboard
In Daily Billboard's humble opinion they do a good job of making rides like their Transformers 3D simulator and their King Kong 360 3D attraction exciting, with fun special extension billboards like these examples.
optimus prime Universal Studios billboard
These eye-catching Summer of Survival billboard ads were snapped along Fairfax Avenue, Sunset Boulevard and Ventura Boulevard from June 8 to June 11, 2013.
King Kong Summer Survival Universal billboard
If you like these theme park ads, you absolutely have to check out the amazing special installation King Kong 3D mannequin billboards from 2011.
Transformers Summer Survival billboard
Plus take a look at the special billboards for the Transformers 3D ride which also stood out when the Universal Studios Hollywood attraction opened last year (Optimus Prime is a much more recognisable and heroic choice than Megatron).
King Kong Summer Survival billboard
If you're a theme park fan, be sure to also check out these Disneyland billboards to see how another major tourist destination markets their park.
Transformers Summer Survival billboard
And remember,  you can buy a day and you get the rest of the year free at Universal Studios Hollywood (that's assuming you survive the Summer).
Transformers Universal Studios Coke can promotion billboard
UPDATED: Here's another Optimus Prime version of the creative, this time incorporating a Coke can redemption promotion for the amusement park. This Universal Studios special extension billboard was snapped along Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood on July 13, 2013.
Transformers Summer Survival Universal Studios extension billboard

Monday, June 24, 2013

Pacific Rim movie billboards...

Giant Pacific Rim movie billboard
There's lots of huge Summer blockbusters this year, filled to the brim with superheroes, fast cars, zombies and starships, but Pacific Rim literally has the 'biggest' stars this season.
Giant Pacific Rim movie billboard
Pacific Rim special extension billboard
When a rift opens at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean letting in destructive gigantic beasts from an alternate dimension, it's up to humanity to build a better monster to safeguard mankind.
Pacific Rim billboard
Pacific Rim movie billboard
To combat these 'Kaiju' monsters, massive robotic machines called 'Jaegers' are constructed, which are piloted by two people whose minds are linked together to control the giant suits.
Giant Pacific Rim movie billboard
Pacific Rim movie billboard
Giant Pacific Rim billboards
As you can see, this Summer L.A. has been invaded by these gigantic mech suits and their Godzilla-like adversaries.
Pacific Rim billboard ad
Giant Pacific Rim movie billboard
And it's a good thing that these billboard creatives do feature monsters as well as huge robots, otherwise they run the risk of looking a lot like previous Transformers movie billboard ad campaigns, which we've all seen before.
Pacific Rim movie billboard sunset strip
Pacific Rim movie billboard
It's only fitting that this blockbuster movie has its own super-sized billboards along Beverly Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard and towering over Sunset & Vine in Hollywood
Pacific Rim extension billboard
Pacific Rim movie billboard
The special extension billboard was spied along La Brea Avenue, whilst the other landscape creatives were spotted along Sunset Boulevard, Cahuenga Boulevard and Melrose Avenue (and more besides) from June 8 though to June 21, 2013.
Giant Pacific Rim movie billboard
Only time will tell whether Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim will it be a monster smash, or monstrous mess?
Giant Pacific Rim billboard