Thursday, December 31, 2015

TV WEEK: VH1 Big in 2015 billboards...

VH1 Big in 2015 awards billboard
Happy New Year's Eve.

Daily Billboard can't think of a better way to see out another year than reflecting back on what was Big in 2015, courtesy of this collection of VH1 awards billboards from around L.A. in recent times.
VH1 Big in 2015 awards billboard
There's no denying that Amy Schumer's jump from TV sketch show comedy to big screen laughs in Trainwreck and Taraji P. Henson's 'Cookie Lyon' in Fox's smash hit series Empire weren't winners this year, but what were your favourite TV shows, films and performers this past twelve months?
VH1 Big in 2015 awards billboard
At pop culture's biggest bash earlier in December, hosted by VH1 with a little help from Entertainment Weekly, these lovely ladies were among the honorees, alongside the likes of Pitch Perfect 2's director Elizabeth Banks, Master of None's Aziz Ansari, singer Nicki Minaj and the cast of the Straight Outta Compton movie.

These VH1 Big in 2015 billboards were spied in multiple locations along Sunset Boulevard and Hollywood Boulevard from November 27 to December 5, 2015.
VH1 Big in 2015 billboard
If you're a fan of Amy Schumer, be sure to also enjoy these Trainwreck movie billboards, Inside Amy Schumer billboards and her giant Live at the Apollo HBO standup special billboard.

Plus fans of Taraji P. Henson should check out these Empire TV billboards and she her stripped naked in this anti-fur PETA billboard.

Let's hope 2016 will be just as jam-packed with standout performances and rising stars, and get ready to enjoy the New Year's awards season when Hollywood's glitterati hit the red carpets for the SAG Awards, Golden Globes, Oscars, Grammys and more.
VH1 Big in 2015 awards billboard

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

TV WEEK: Superstore series premiere billboard...

Superstore series premiere billboard
This New Year expect many new comedies and dramas to be vying for your viewing pleasure, like NBC's new sitcom, Superstore.
Superstore season 1 billboard
Ugly Betty's America Ferrera headlines a comedic cast at a fictitious Walmart-like megastore called Cloud 9, written by Justin Spitzer (who's no stranger to workplace comedies after writing for The Office).

Mad Men and the short-lived A to Z sitcom's Ben Feldman joins the ranks of Cloud 9 as their newest bright-eyed employee, and his first day amongst the longtime store veterans, clueless Summer hires and in-it-for-life managers doesn't go too well.
Superstore series launch billboard
Mark McKinney, Colton Dunn, Lauren Ash, Nichole Bloom and Nico Santos are also on the shop floor to handle the rabid bargain hunters and help with the daily grind of working at this Superstore.
Superstore series premiere billboard
This super-sized billboard for the new NBC sitcom was snapped along West Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard on December 24, 2015.

Let's see if viewers mob this new Superstore looking for cheap laughs when the doors open for business on January 4, 2016.
Superstore NBC sitcom billboard
UPDATED: Here's also two examples of the Emmy consideration billboards for Superstore from around the streets of L.A.
Superstore Emmy 2016 consideration billboard
These Universal Television billboards were spotted along Santa Monica Boulevard and Highland Avenue from June 2 to June 7, 2016.
Superstore 2016 Emmy FYC billboard

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

TV WEEK: The Shannara Chronicles series premiere billboards...

The Shannara Chronicles series premiere billboard
This past week MTV has gone all out to steal focus along the busy Sunset Strip for its new fantasy series, The Shannara Chronicles.
Shannara Chronicles series premiere billboard
Based on the best-selling book series by Terry Brooks, The Shannara Chronicles is set in Earth's far future after an apocalyptic event has led to the fall of humanity, the Four Lands have risen in mankind's place inhabited by Elves, Trolls, Humans and other fantastical creatures.
The Shannara Chronicles billboard
To protect these lands from the Demon World, an elf named 'Amberle Elessedil' (Poppy Drayton) embarks on a dangerous quest with the help of 'Wil Ohmsford' (Austin Butler) and 'Eretria' (Ivana Baquero) to find the lost magic of the Elves that hasn't been used in thousands of years.
Shannara Chronicles series premiere billboard
Daily Billboard first spied this ad for The Shannara Chronicles in Times Square in New York City on November 3, then snapped these intriguing billboards which cleverly zoom in on Poppy Drayton's Amberle character over the course of several ad creatives from December 23 to December 26, 2015, along West Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard.
Shannara Chronicles series billboard NYC
If you're a fan of the fantasy genre, be sure to also check out these billboards for The Hobbit movies, these Game of Thrones TV billboards and these Wrath of the Titans film billboards, to suggest but a few examples.
Shannara Chronicles season 1 billboard
Can this futuristic Lord of the Rings sounding fantasy series be the new young adult version of Game of Thrones for MTV in 2016? Let's watch and see.
Shannara Chronicles MTV series billboard

Monday, December 28, 2015

TV WEEK: Vinyl series premiere billboards...

Giant Vinyl series premiere billboard
Welcome to a brand new themed TV WEEK here at Daily Billboard, where we'll be showcasing some of the new television shows making their debut early in 2016.
Vinyl HBO series billboard
First up is HBO's new sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll drama, Vinyl, written by Terence Winter and directed by Martin Scorsese, with firsthand knowledge of the music industry from The Rolling Stones legendary Mick Jagger.
Giant Vinyl series premiere billboard Sunset Strip
Bobby Cannavale stars as 'Richie Finestra', a record label president in the late 1970s hustling to make a successful career in New York's diverse music scene, trying to find the freshest talent at the dawn of punk, disco and hip-hop.
Vinyl HBO series billboard
These striking series premiere billboards for Vinyl certainly exude that rockstar quality and were first spied along Melrose Avenue on December 16, whilst the super-sized version towering over West Hollywood's rocking Sunset Strip was snapped on December 21, 2015.
Giant Vinyl season 1 billboard
The imagery reminds Daily Billboard of the posters for 2000's Almost Famous coming-of-age 'I'm with the band' movie, plus the reflective sunglasses design is reminiscent of this Aquarius series billboard and Brooklyn Nine-Nine's season three billboard.
Vinyl series launch billboard
If you're a fan of The Rolling Stones, be sure to check out this Crossfire Hurricane documentary billboard and to also get you in the mood for this new HBO series, these Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll billboards.
Vinyl series premiere billboard Sunset Strip
Now stay tuned this week for more rocking new TV outdoor ad creatives entertaining the skies of L.A. at the moment.
Vinyl season 1 billboard
UPDATED: Not only has the giant Vinyl series launch billboard reappeared along the Sunset Strip, after being temporarily replaced by this Sesame Street HBO billboard, the gritty drama has also received some additional super-sized support along L.A.'s Wilshire Boulevard.
Giant Vinyl season 1 billboard
Not even the recent gloomy skies can stop this massive ad creative shining out in the city skyline on January 21, 2016.
Giant Vinyl season 1 billboard
UPDATED: Here's also the Emmy consideration billboard for Vinyl's inaugural 'rich, brilliant and addictive' season captured along Westwood Boulevard on June 3, 2016.
Vinyl HBO Emmy 2016 billboard

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Cartel Land film billboard...

Cartel Land documentary film billboard
After all the joy and merriment of Christmas (wasn't it fabulous), it's time to get back to gritty reality with this gun-toting billboard for Cartel Land.
Cartel Land film billboard
Matthew Heineman's street-level documentary takes a close look at the flow of drugs across the U.S. and Mexican border, following the Mexican citizens who have risen up against the ruthless drug traffickers in the state of Michoacán and on the other side, the gun-wielding Arizona paramilitary group policing their local neighbourhood.

This evocative Cartel Land billboard was snapped along Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood on November 23, 2015.
Cartel Land documentary billboard
If you like this documentary billboard, be sure to also check out these Sicario movie billboards and these Savages movie billboards for similar themed drug war outdoor ad examples.

Stay tuned this coming week for a look at some of the new TV shows (and their billboards) debuting in 2016.
Cartel Land film billboard

Saturday, December 26, 2015

U2 Innocence + Experience Live in Paris billboards...

U2 Innocence Experience Live in Paris HBO concert billboard
Due to the tragic events of the Paris terrorist attacks on November 13, 2015, music fans never got to enjoy U2's Innocence + Experience Live in Paris concert on HBO on the original date (and Daily Billboard chose to move these billboards planned for November 14).

However proving that the killers couldn't extinguish the spirit of the City of Lights, the concert was rescheduled to December 7 and featured the Eagles of Death Metal on stage, who were playing at the Bataclan Theatre when 89 concert-goers were gunned down.
U2 Live in Paris HBO billboard Times Square
The postponed concert was recorded at the AccorsHotels Arena in Paris and had an impressive setlist spanning the Irish rock band's career from their 1980 debut album 'Boy', to their most recent offering, 'Songs of Innocence' (which was available for free as a download on iTunes last September).

These eye-catching billboards for the originally advertised live performance helped convey the interactive nature of the tour, as U2 move throughout the venues via multiple stages and use a unique floor-to-ceiling area-length LED screen to entertain their audience, making for some cool visuals to accompany their infamous songs.
Giant U2 Live in Paris HBO billboard Sunset Strip
This super-sized billboard was snapped towering over the Sunset Strip's eastbound traffic in West Hollywood on October 26, whilst the landscape version was spotted in Times Square, New York on October 31, 2015.
Revo Bono Buy vision Give sight billboard
Last year we also discovered why U2's frontman Bono wears his signature sunglasses, it's not because he's living the rock star dream, but rather to protect his eyes as he has suffered from glaucoma for twenty years.

Here's a billboard also spied in the streets of New York City, featuring Bono and the Revo shades he's collaborated with for the 'Buy vision, Give sight' campaign, where a percentage of proceeds of these sunglasses go to help with screenings, eyewear and other services for those in need of help.
Giant U2 Live in Paris HBO billboard Sunset Strip
And as an extra bonus, here's also the Showtime billboard for U2: From the Sky Down, the documentary film which chronicled the making of U2's groundbreaking Achtung Baby album, snapped along the Sunset Strip on October 26, 2011.
U2 From the sky down Showtime billboard
If you're a music lover, be sure to check out all these other recording artist and music-themed outdoor ads here at Daily Billboard.

If you haven't had to chance to see them on their tour in person, there's still a chance to rock out with Bono and U2 on HBO.

Vive la France.
Giant U2 Live in Paris HBO concert billboard Sunset Strip

Friday, December 25, 2015

A Very Murray Christmas special billboards...

A Very Murray Christmas Netflix special billboard
There's something highly ironic about Bill Murray having his own Christmas special on Netflix after he starred in 1988's classic Scrooged movie, and his dispassionate face with a Santa hat is almost perfection for this A Very Murray Christmas billboard.
A Very Murray Christmas billboard
This Netflix original holiday special is directed by Sofia Coppola, who worked with Bill Murray on the Oscar-winning Lost in Translation, and reunites the actor with many of his previous co-stars in a faux celebrity-filled Yuletide variety show format.

George Clooney, Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman, Julie White, Amy Poehler and even Miley Cyrus are on hand to help their host with the festive mirth, music and merriment.
A Very Murray Christmas special billboard
This Santa hat special extension billboard was snapped along West Hollywood's Sunset Strip on December 1, whilst the standard version was spotted along Robertson Boulevard on December 12, 2015.
A Very Murray Christmas billboard
Fans of Bill Murray should also check out these St. Vincent movie billboards and these film billboards for The Monuments Men.
Very Murray Christmas special extension billboard
For more festive cheer, be sure to enjoy these other Christmas and holiday season themed billboards.

Wishing you all peace, joy, goodwill and a very Merry Christmas.
A Very Murray Christmas netflix billboard

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The Night Before movie billboards...

The Night Before movie billboard
Even though this comedy opened at the end of November, there didn't seem like a better choice of billboards today for The Night Before Christmas.

Daily Billboard is sure many of you are at home in your festive sweaters, drinking eggnog and singing carols and having fun like these three scamps, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie.
The Night Before movie billboard
If you're up for more even mischief and merriment you may want to check out this film, which features three lifelong friends, two who are Jewish, searching for the Holy Grail of all Christmas parties, the Nutcracker Ball, on their annual Christmas Eve reunion for one last epic night of hilarity and debauchery.
Night Before movie billboard NYC
These cheeky elf billboards for The Night Before were snapped along West 42nd Street near Times Square in New York City on November 3, then spotted along L.A.'s Sunset Boulevard on November 17 and at Beverly Glen Boulevard on November 22, 2015.
The Night Before billboard
If you're a fan of the Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, you can also check the funny guys out in these 50/50 movie billboards, and if you're an admirer of Anthony Mackie, you can see him in these Pain & Gain movie billboards.

Whatever you get up to on Christmas Evehave a ball and enjoy just one more sleep before the big day.
The Night Before film billboard