Looking back over some photos from my recent visit to the U.K. I came across this batch of London Underground posters and outdoor billboards that caught my eye and that I though were worth sharing. Currently residing in L.A., I'm constantly amazed by the sheer abundance of ever-changing billboards filling the city's skies, but then I forget about all the advertising you are bombarded with on a daily basis whilst waiting at London Underground stations and traveling in the train carriages.
Back in 2011 when I was previously in London I also spotted a poster featuring C-3PO hawking appliances for Currys/PC World.
I wonder now that Disney owns Lucasfilm whether this type of character endorsement in advertising will be allowed to happen in the future.
Check out the American World War Z movie billboards at my Daily Billboard blog to compare the two designs.
L.A.'s mock emergency services billboards for The Purge compared to the British ad creative, which relied too heavily on more traditional horror villain fare. After watching it, I thought the movie certainly delivered more on what the U.S. ads promised.
Being gay in L.A., plus having been to both Palm Springs (where I'm driving later today) and Las Vegas, I thought the film about 'Liberace' and his boy-toy 'Scott Thorson' was spectacular, even if it was ultimately a sad story.
Be sure to check out HBO's Behind the Candelabra billboards which were far less overt and created more of a mystique than the U.K. version in my humble opinion.
There's nothing like a glass of refreshing cool cider when the sun is shining in Britain (that and Pimms, of course).
Hmm, now I can't stop thinking about a cold cider to help quench my thirst in this California heatwave...