What a bumper month it's been for television, film, music and other entertainment billboards in L.A. Not only have the blockbuster Summer movies kicked off their advertising, but the Hollywood Bowl season is gearing up to start, there've been big album releases, new TV shows are kicking off and sports events are back on the social agenda. Let's face it, it's been a busy month for L.A.'s skyline.
Too Big To Fail, indeed. This billboard for HBO's TV movie about the financial meltdown in 2008 really stands out along L.A.'s Sunset Strip.
In case you were running out of reality TV shows to watch, Oxygen has two more offerings this summer.
They really can keep The World According To Paris, as that must be the very definition of vacuous viewing, but The Glee Project, where twelve contestants battle it out for a semi-regular guest spot on the third season on the immensely popular comedy musical drama, may just be worth a look.
Loving this colourful and tongue-in-cheek billboard for the Florida-based crime show, The Glades.
MTV are hoping to lure the Twilight and Vampire Diaries audiences with this new take on Michael J. Fox's 80's Teen Wolf movie. Less comedy and more teen angst in this television version, methinks.
Forget pool parties and long weekends, there's nothing like a good documentary on TV about the American Civil War, The History Channel's Battle of Gettysburg for instance, to make Memorial Day complete.
I really like this billboard for the NBC LA news show, mainly because of the illuminated cityscape in the background instantly evokes Los Angeles for me.
Not all new TV shows are going to make the cut this season though and this rather cheap looking creative for new legal comedy drama, Franklin & Bash, may just be a casualty if this billboard is anything to go by (it's only saving grace may be the use of cocktail to catch my eye).
Expect even more reality TV shows this summer, like MTV's series following girl group The Electric Barbarellas in their search for fame and fortune.
Next is another celebrity family willing to do anything to bring in the cash, with Toni Braxton's Braxton Family Values, letting the cameras chronicle their day to day life.
And finally for TV billboards this month, did we really need another music talent show along the lines of American Idol and The Voice? Apparently Bravo think so and so here's their stab at grabbing viewers with Platinum Hit.
From reality television shows to concerts starring A-list performers and this billboard for Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour towered over the Sunset Strip at the beginning of May.
Billboards for her new latest studio album, Born This Way, also graced West Hollywood to the delight of her gay fans.
Following in the footsteps of J-LO, Steven Tyler used his resurgence to popularity as a judge on American Idol to relaunch his solo career, with his new song and this fun billboard for (It) Feels So Good.
The oddest billboard around town this month had to be this offering from comedy troupe The Lonely Island's second studio album, Turtleneck & Chain. To the uninformed, it's hard to know what this billboard is for, as it looks like such a fashion parody and then there's the confusing addition of the Rokk Vodka bottle confusing things too.
I loved the 2011 advertising campaign for the Hollywood Bowl which is much more contemporary than recent years and going for the youth crowd with its less stuffy imagery and use of social media terms.
The billboards really do capture the fun vibe of the Hollywood Bowl experience.
If you think it's been a big month for TV, wait until you see what movieland has to offer. 2011 seems to have been filled with blockbuster movies already and May had some amazing billboards like this gigantic Kung Fu Panda 2 creative towering over L.A.'s streets.
Another movie opening this Memorial Weekend is a second installment of The Hangover (although personally I think Bridesmaids is the funniest movie of the year so far).
Captain Jack Sparrow is back for another installment of fantasy adventure on the high seas. If you're a fan be sure to check out these original costumes and props from Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
One Disney film that didn't do well was Prom, which may not be that surprising as this is the only billboard I saw around L.A. for it and it's more of a political location anyway, on Barham Boulevard on the way back from Disney's Studios in Burbank.
Replacing the Prom billboard was a much more exciting teaser for Disney Pixar's forthcoming sequel, Cars 2.
There's a whole slew of superhero movies arriving in cinemas this year and after the magnificent Thor, here comes Ryan Reynolds in this supercool billboard as 'Hal Jordan' in the Green Lantern Corps.
Just one billboard for video games this month, but it's quite an eye-catching visual for Brink.
The Dodgers seem to have gone down a much more literal baseball theme this year for their billboards and I much prefer them to the Dodgertown celebrity billboards they used the past few years.
As you can see there's lots of variety this month. Be sure to stay tuned for a glimpse of the fashion, alcohol and lifestyle billboards around L.A. in May.
Until then check out my Daily Billboard blog for interesting new creatives every day...