Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Reddit Up The Vote billboards...

United Steak of America Reddit billboard
With social media platforms coming under greater scrutiny for spreading fake news, misinformation, hate speech and conspiracy theories, Reddit has chosen to promote itself a force for good with their first outdoor brand campaign to help 'Up The Vote' in America to mark their fifteenth anniversary.
Reddit dog besties Up the vote billboard
This out-of-home campaign from agency R/GA features the amount of votes given to popular posts on the social media site and how those numbers could actually sway a real election, like this coming consequential November vote. 
Reddit votes banana Congress billboard
These quirky Reddit Up The Vote billboards were photographed along La Brea Avenue, La Cienega Boulevard, Olympic Boulevard and Westwood Boulevard from September 2 to September 28, 2020.

This is not an election to sit out, as it does feel like America is on the precipice of falling into fascism, a nation which once rejected a mad king's reign may soon find themselves being ruled by a corrupt dictator who has already let over 200,000 citizens die from the coronavirus, because he knew how deadly COVID-19 was but downplayed its threat.
cat on bed reddit up vote billboard
Republicans have always tried to suppress voting in the past, but a pandemic makes things even more challenging, especially when you have a handpicked Trump donor dismantling the U.S. Post Office to discourage and delay postal votes.  

So this year, don't be stopped by the efforts to block ballots, intimidate in-person voters or be confused by misinformation about when, where and how to cast your vote.
United Steak of America Reddit up vote billboard
Women and people of colour have died in order to win the right to vote in this country, so with just over a month left until this election, vote as if your life and democracy depends on it, because it does.

And maybe soon we can all get back to the important business of voting for cute cat and dog pictures.
The 2000 presidential election Reddit besties billboard

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Weakest Link TV revival billboards...

Giant Weakest Link series launch billboard
No stranger to hosting television game shows after emceeing Hollywood Game Night for NBC since 2013, Jane Lynch has a new gig this fall TV season as the host of the Weakest Link revival.
Jane Lynch Weakest Link revival billboard
The British import was originally helmed in the U.K. by Anne Robinson in 2000, who also hosted the 2001 U.S. version.
Weakest Link series launch billboard
The quizshow sees eight contestants in each episode work together to bank as much prize money as they can answering trivia questions, eliminating the weakest link every round until only two remain to battle head-to-head for the chance to win up to $1 million.
Weakest Link 2020 revival billboard
These series launch billboards were snapped along the Sunset Strip, Fairfax Avenue and Highland Avenue on a smoky September 16, whilst the giant-sized Sunset Strip version was capture on a sunnier September 27, 2020.

Jane Lynch fans can also enjoy these Angel from Hell billboards and these Glee billboards.
Weakest Link series premiere billboard
Filmed during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, not only do these contestants need the sharpest of wits to survive, they also need to practice safe social distancing on set, which makes this revival of the competition series even more of a challenge.
Weakest Link USA revival billboard

Monday, September 28, 2020

The Comey Rule series premiere TV billboards...

Comey Rule series launch billboard
There were probably two things that Donald Trump was rage tweeting about yesterday and the early hours of this morning, one being the fact that The New York Times have obtained copies of his tax returns and the second being The Comey Rule which premiered last night on Showtime.
Comey Rule Showtime billboard
The two-night event series stars Jeff Daniels as FBI Director James Comey and Brendan Gleeson as the newly elected Donald Trump.

Based on the former FBI Director's memoir, A Higher Loyalty, and adapted for the small screen by Billy Ray, the political drama traces key moments and missteps of the 2016 presidential race and its aftermath during the first few months of Trump's presidency, including Comey's firing due to the Russia probe.
Comey Rule series premiere billboard
These confrontational series launch billboards were snapped along the Sunset Strip and La Brea Avenue from September 16 to September 27, 2020.

Brendan Gleeson may play a more menacing Trump in this series, but you can also check out these other impersonations including this Saturday Night Live billboard with Alec Baldwin and these billboards for The President Show with Anthony Atamanuik.
Comey Rule TV series billboard
Maybe this will give Donald Trump a reason to hate James Comey as much as Hillary Clinton does for scuppering her chances with his last minute meddling into her emails which helped tip the scales in the last election.

Anyone else out there who's longing for this Black Mirror episode to end?
Comey Rule limited series billboard
UPDATED: Here's also an awards consideration billboard for the political mini-series spied above La Brea Avenue on January 24, 2021.
Comey Rule Showtime FYC billboard

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Fargo season 4 TV billboards...

Fargo season 4 FX billboard
This September the delayed fourth season of FX's crime anthology series, Fargo, is back with a new installment in the TV spin-off of Coen Brothers 1996 film from Noah Hawley.
Fargo season 4 billboard
Set in 1950s Kansas City, Chris Rock stars as the head of one of two rival crime syndicates who have brokered an uneasy truce, when the other crime boss dies and his heir apparent, played by Jason Schwartzman, takes over and that peace is shattered.
Fargo season 4 Coming Soon billboard
These season four billboards were photographed along the Sunset Strip, La Brea Avenue and Pico Boulevard from September 8 to September 16, 2020.

Fans of the show can also enjoy these previous season promo billboards for Fargo, where the key art has featured stamps, quilting and needlepoint themes.
Fargo season 4 billboard
As you know, these days according to the current president soup cans are considered deadly weapons of mass destruction, so this canned goods key art is especially timely and suggests another off-kilter season of television.
Fargo season 4 cans billboard
UPDATED: Here's also a giant-sized portrait version of this season's key art, spied above Wilshire Boulevard on a sunnier September 27, 2020.
Giant Fargo season 4 cans billboard
Daily Billboard is sure if you dropped these super-sized cans from above you could probably do some damage, but good luck throwing them.
Giant Fargo season 4 billboard

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Babysitter movies billboards...

Babysitter Killer Queen movie billboard
If you're looking for some September scares this weekend, then maybe you can enjoy a double feature of Netflix's duo of The Babysitter movies to provide the gory thrills.
Babysitter Netflix movie billboard
The teen comedy horror gets a sequel this month with The Babysitter: Killer Queen, as Judah Lewis is back as 'Cole', now a high school junior still trying to convince people that his former babysitter 'Bee' (Samara Weaving) led a satanic cult (a popular theory these days) and tried to kill him. And now they are back from the dead to try it again.
Babysitter Killer Queen billboard
The film sequel billboard was first spotted in the smoky skies above the Sunset Strip on September 9, 2020, whilst the billboards for the first movie were photographed along the Sunset Strip and Beverly Boulevard from October 13 to October 22, 2017.
Babysitter film billboard
Hopefully bingeing this escapist, undead fun can help transport you from the horrors of the real world at the moment.
Babysitter Killer Queen Netflix film billboard

Friday, September 25, 2020

Netflix One story away billboards...

One story away Netflix Cheer billboard
During this pandemic that has claimed 200,000 Americans to date, aside from essential frontline workers, the other thing that people have been grateful for during this health crisis is all the streaming services around to entertain us all whilst we've been sheltering at home under lockdown.
One story away crying Netflix Queer Eye billboard
With so many new streaming platforms joining the Streaming Wars in the last year, Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max and Peacock, its looks like Netflix wants to make sure it stands out amongst all these competitors with a new outdoor brand campaign to highlight its unique offering.
One story away Netflix Stranger Things billboard
The streaming giant has unified its diverse content under one giant storytelling umbrella, with the 'One story away' message.
One story away Netflix Love Is Blind billboard
Not only do the billboards highlight the streamer's wide range of reality shows, hit dramas, Oscar-winning movies and critically-acclaimed stand-up comedy specials, but the campaign also evokes emotions and tries to bring us together to watch this content during these socially distant times.
One story away Netflix Marriage Story billboard
These copy-only Netflix teaser billboards were photographed along West Hollywood's smoke-filled Sunset Strip on September 8, 2020.
Me We Netflix billboard
Watching Seeing Netflix billboard
The follow-up billboards focusing on Netflix's popular and diverse programming through the lens of the user interface design were captured along the Sunset Strip from September 14 to September 17, 2020.
Apart A part Netflix billboard
Were only one story away Netflix billboard
Fortunately when Netflix bought the thirty or so Regency billboard sites along the heavily trafficked Sunset Strip two years ago, it enabled the platform to execute this sprawling brand campaign with its extensive outdoor ad inventory.
One story away Netflix Tiger King billboard
It also allows the streaming service to support all its Emmy nominees at awards season, which received 160 nods this year and took home 21 prizes, including wins for Cheer, Queer Eye, Stranger Things and Unorthodox.
One story away Netflix Unorthodox billboard
During these challenging times we all need some escapism from reality, and a destination offering enlightening and entertaining quality storytelling is always welcome, especially if it can also supply a good old cathartic cry at the same time.
One story away Netflix Orange Is New Black billboard
With around 193,000 million subscribers around the world, it's only a matter of time before Netflix hits the 200,000 million mark, so let's see if the streaming service can continue to retain its audience (and fend off challengers) with engaging stories in the months and years ahead.
One story away Netflix Hannah Gadsby billboard

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Eating animals causes pandemics Go Vegan Animal Save Movement billboards and more...

Eating animals causes pandemics Go Vegan Animal Save Movement billboard
As the saying goes, there are none so blind as those who will not see.

These billboards from Animal Save Movement encouraging people to 'Go vegan' certainly stood out in the quarantined city skyline recently, with their message about eating animals causing pandemics and using these striking visuals with essential face masks used as blindfolds.
Eating animals causes pandemics Go Vegan billboard
Whether it be wildlife markets in China that appear to have created the current global coronavirus pandemic, or over-farming practices to feed meat and poultry lovers, consuming animals has led to viruses like the 1997 H5N1 bird flu outbreak and 2009's H1N1 swine flu outbreak in the past.
Eating animals causes pandemics billboard
These thought provoking Animal Save Movement billboards were snapped along Beverly Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard from August 11 to August 14, 2020.
Sisters under the skin Peta End Speciesism billboard
Other animal activists in the past have used more graphic imagery in the city skyline to win people over to their cause, like PETA's arresting 'End Speciesism' ad campaign to illustrate that human, dogs, mice or pigs, we're all animals.

This eye-catching 'Sisters under the skin' billboard was spied along Melrose Avenue on July 9, 2019.
Eating meat kills more animals than you think Peta billboard
Meanwhile this other PETA billboard really shines a spotlight on the horror of eating meat, highlighting how animal agriculture like ranchers burning rainforests in order to graze cattle thereby kills more animals than you think for your steaks and burgers (not to mention the impact on climate change).

This graphic ad creative with a cow attacking a tropical parrot was captured along Beverly Boulevard on September 29, 2019.
We are all animals Joaquin Phoenix PETA billboard
Organisations like PETA also use notable celebrities, like Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix, to encourage passersby to think of all us living creatures as animals, end speciesism and 'Live vegan', like with this billboard along the Sunset Strip on October 18, 2019.
Another billboard pulling at heartstrings recently was this harrowing 'Ditch Dairy' billboard by Animal Equality, spied above Cahuenga Boulevard on April 22, 2020.

We can barely get some people to wear a mask, let alone properly cover their nose and mouth when they do, so getting them to change eating habits to prevent future pandemics seems like a stretch.

These diseases are preventable so we'd better start being smarter and kinder, otherwise our future certainly looks bleak.
Eating animals causes pandemics Go Vegan billboard