Thursday, February 28, 2013

February's fabulous fashion and lifestyle billboards around L.A...

This month the skies of L.A. were getting ready for Spring with a new batch of stylish fashion, fragrance and beauty billboards to catch your eye. Here's a selection of February's most fashionable apparel and lifestyle ads vying for your attention.

Fashion billboards
Hilfigers Hollywood Sign homage special extension billboard
Hooray for Hollywood. That was my immediate thought upon seeing this Tommy Hilfiger homage to the iconic Hollywood Sign. Earlier this year the American fashion brand teased us with a Hilfigers Hollywood Sign billboard creative and then followed up with this awesome special extension version for the opening of their new flagship store on Robertson Boulevard.
David Beckham HM Bodywear billboard
David Beckham returned to skies of Sunset Plaza to promote his latest H&M Bodywear briefs above their L.A. flagship store. If you're a fan of the soccer star, be sure to check out more David Beckham underwear billboards at my Daily Billboard blog.
Alexander Skarsgård Calvin Klein Provocations billboard
Talking of celebrity endorsements, Alexander Skarsgård stars in Calvin Klein's new Provocations nine minute fashion film and this accompanying billboard beside L.A.'s swanky Chateau Marmont Hotel.
Tony Parker Tissot watches billboards
In addition Eva Longoria's ex, pro basketball star Tony Parker, can be seen this month in this stylish duo of billboards for Tissot watches.
Banana Republic Mad Men Collection Spring 2013 billboard
The sixth season of Mad Men is almost upon us and Banana Republic once again has a swinging capsule collection of clothes inspired by the 60's based TV show to advertise.
Gucci Spring 2013 fashion billboard
One of the most striking creatives this month came courtesy of Gucci, with these stunning dresses in hot pink providing amazing standout.
Romeo Beckham Burberry Spring 2013 fashion billboard
Meanwhile whilst his dad got his kit off, his son Romeo Beckham appeared in another Burberry ad at the other end of Sunset Plaza.
Gap Skimmer Denim Evolved billboard
Another favourite this month was Gap's vibrant homage to the iconic 'March of Progress' human evolution visual for their new Skimmer Denim Evolved billboard.
Armani Exchange Spring 2013 billboard
Whilst Armani Exchange brought the sexy as everyone gets ready to hit the beach and enjoy the great outdoors.
Giant Guess Spring 2013 billboard Sunset Boulevard
Guess went giant-sized to grab everyone's attention at the start of the Sunset Strip.
Giant Target Prabal Gurung Love fashion billboard
Further east along The Strip, Target had this extra large billboard for its fashion line from Prabal Gurung and the creative has a nice movie poster feel to it, as does the accompanying TV commercial. My one criticism is that this visual looks very festive with the twinkling lights in the background, so feels like it's a few months too late.
Joe's Jeans motorbike billboard
Joe's Jeans went all rock chick above the City of Angels with this cool motorcycle creative.
Hale Bob tropical Spring 2013 billboard
And Hale Bob went all lush and tropical for the fashion brand's new season prints.
Gypsy 05 Spring 2013 billboard
Gypsy05 just laid back and took it easy, getting ready to enjoy the sunshine.
Giant UGG Australia Classic cool billboard
Meanwhile UGG Australia went big on the side of the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood for its classic range of footwear.
Aldo Shoes flowerpot billboard
Plus Aldo Shoes continued to surprise and delight with this fun and vibrant flowerpot creative. I can't wait to see what comes next.
Hustler Adult Toys Valentines Day billboard
And I wonder how many women were treated to Valentine's Day lingerie, or some other surprise, from Hustler this year.

Fragrance and Beauty billboards
Miss Dior Natalie Portman fragrance billboard
Just in time for Oscar season, the lovely Natalie Portman looked romantic and elegant in this latest Miss Dior perfume billboard.
Giant European Wax Center bikini billboard Sunset Strip
Whilst it was time for other ladies to get themselves beach and pool ready when this super-sized cheeky creative appeared for the European Wax Center.
MAC Rocks colour Los Angeles billboard
And MAC Cosmetics added a splash of colour to the skies of L.A. in February.

Drinks billboards
Sofia Vergara Love every sip Pepsi billboard
Funny lady Sofia Vergara loved every sip of her Pepsi this month, and it's no wonder as she's probably being paid a small fortune to endorse the soda brand.
Naked Green Machine juice billboard
Naked offered a slightly healthier alternative with this fun special extension billboard for its range of wholesome juice drinks.
Budweiser Black Crown beer billboard
But if you're in the mood for a nice cold brew, then Budweiser has another variant for you to try, the new Black Crown.

Car billboards
Mazda 6 Clapperboard billboard
I usually don't like outdoor advertising for cars as they rely far too heavily on product shots, but the Mazda 6 really tried to win me over this month with this fun clapperboard special extension billboard.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Find New Roads billboard
Even Chevrolet upped the stakes with this well designed creative, which shows of the inspiration for their Stingray's sleek design, making the ad much more interesting.
Porsche 911 Carrera More than fast billboard
And am I the only one who hears Nelly's new 'Hey Porsche' song when you look at this cool billboard for the new Porsche 911 Carrera.

Finance billboards
Discover It Late payment forgiveness billboard
And here's a way to pay for your new car, the new Discover It credit card. The creative's a bit dull, but it's to the point.

Technology billboards
Apple iPad mini piano billboard
This month tech giant Apple have rolled out these fun side-by-side ad creatives for the iPad and iPad mini. Be sure to check out some of the other billboards from around L.A.

Performing Arts and Culture billboards
Cavalias Odysseo show billboard
If you wanted to see a show in L.A. then these billboards for Cavalia's Odysseo, which seems to be a mixture of Cirque du Soleil with horses, have been everywhere.
Cavalias Odysseo show billboard
Or if you were more interested in taking in an exhibition, this striking billboard for Samuel Bayer's new exhibit at Ace Gallery may have caught your eye.
Samuel Bayer Ace Gallery billboard

Theme park billboards
Universal Studios Transformers Optimus Prime 2013 billboard
Optimus Prime took to the skies to promote Universal Studios Hollywood's latest annual offer and the new Transformers simulator ride of course.

Sports billboards
Asics LA Marathon 2013 billboard
Meanwhile the most important event in my calendar in the coming weeks is my third L.A. Marathon. I for one can't wait to hear the cheering of the spectators and cross that palm tree lined Finish Line in Santa Monica.

And there you have another eclectic billboard round-up. Come back next month as I'll be sure to keep my eyes to the skies to hunt out more of the best billboards around Los Angeles...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cool TV and movie billboards around L.A. in February 2013...

February may be a short month, but there certainly wasn't a shortage of new billboards around L.A. these past few weeks. Once again I've done my best to capture to coolest examples from the worlds of television and the big screen, even though spilling a cup of tea over my laptop keyboard has slightly hampered my efforts this month.

TV billboards
Client List 2 mannequin installation billboard
One of my favourite billboards lining the skies this month has to be this spectacular mannequin installation for the second season of Jennifer Love Hewitt's The Client List.
Client List season 2 giant billboard
And if that wasn't enough to grab your attention, Lifetime's saucy show also had this giant-sized billboard along Sunset Boulevard too.
Giant Game of Thrones season 3 dragon shadow billboard
Game of Thrones third season is almost here and these cool shadow creatives is telling me there will be more dragons on the horizon.
Game of Thrones 3 dragon shadow billboard
If you're a fan of the show, be sure to also check out all these previous Game of Thrones TV show billboards.
Giant Vikings longship prow teaser billboard
There were lots of super-sized creatives this month, which I always love, including these stunning giant billboards on the side of the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood for History's new Vikings series.
Giant Vikings billboard Andaz Hotel
I can't help but think that Vikings wouldn't have been made if not for the success of such Medieval genre themed shows like Game of Thrones either. If you like these, be sure to check out even more Vikings series premiere and special extension billboards at my Daily Billboard blog.
Monday Mornings TNT billboard
A new TV season means more new shows like TNT's new medical drama, Monday Mornings, from Ally McBeal creator David E. Kelly.
House of Cards Netflix billboard
Meanwhile Kevin Spacey's return to the small screen in a remake of the British House of Cards political drama series is also important because it's the first offering from Netflix which doesn't require viewers to wait week after week for the next episode. Is this the future of TV viewing?
History of The Eagles billboard
Before talk of the future though, here's an extra tall billboard for the History of the Eagles rock band documentary.
Fashion Star season 2 billboard
Fashion Star is back for a second season of the reality show competition, where catwalk fashion designers hope to see their designs make it into high street stores.
Giant Bates Motel series premiere billboard Sunset Strip
Bates Motel continues its onslaught of advertising with this giant billboard for the Psycho TV series prequel towering over L.A.'s busy Sunset Strip.
Cult TV billboard
And speaking of crazy people, this billboard for The CW's new series Cult almost makes your eyes go funny just by looking at it.
Red Widow season 1 billboard
Plus in ABC's new series a recently widowed mother must take on the criminal underworld to protect her family and avenge her murdered husband in Red Widow.
Delocated series finale billboard
Once again Delocated got my loudest laugh this month when I saw this cheeky creative for the series finale of Jon Glaser's comedy about the witness protection program.
Workaholics season 4 billboard
Workaholics got weird for their fourth season billboard, although nothing can beat their Fully Torqued special installation billboard from last season.
Jeselnik Offensive Dark Comedy billboard
Plus there was more dark comic observations courtesy of The Jeselnik Offensive on Comedy Central.
Giant Real Time Bill Maher billboard
And for more political satire this Real Time with Bill Maher billboard with its witty tagline towered over Sunset Strip.

Movie bilboards
Argo Awards nominations billboard
I was so pleased for Ben Affleck when his third directorial effort, Argo, took home Best Picture at this year's Oscars. The movie about the covert 1980's Iranian Embassy siege rescue mission is a real solid and gripping movie and it deserves the recognition it received, especially after being snubbed in the nominations for Best Director
Saving Lincoln movie billboard
And even though Steven Spielberg's historical epic Lincoln missed out on many Academy Awards, there were still two other films who tried to cash in with their own Lincoln based films this month.
Giant Killing Lincoln movie billboard Sunset Strip
Speaking of Civil Rights and to mark Black History Month this year, Lifetime movies had the story of Betty & Coretta, the widows of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X, who kept their dreams alive.
Betty Coretta Lifetime billboard
Talking about dreams, Beyoncé Knowles could be seen towering over Sunset Strip in mono during February for her new HBO documentary film.
Giant Beyonce Life is but a Dream billboard
If you saw the giant billboard for Disney's Oz The Great and Powerful last month, then you'll love this new eye-catching special extension version gracing the skies of L.A. in the past few weeks.
Oz Great Powerful movie billboard
And if you can't get enough of magical tales, then there were plenty of billboards all over L.A. for the new teen witch fantasy Beautiful Creatures.
Beautiful Creatures movie billboard
Yes, fairytales and fables seem to be big business in Hollywood at the moment, first it was Hansel & Gretel and next up it's Jack and his magic beanstalk.
Supersized Jack Giant Slayer movie billboard
If you're a fan of the rising star Nicholas Hoult, be sure to check out all these different Jack The Giant Slayer movie billboard creatives.
Jack Giant Slayer extension movie billboard
Another billboard that really caught my eye this month was this striking red creatives for Halle Berry's new 911 thriller, The Call.
Halle Berry Call movie billboard
If you're a fan of submarine thrillers then it looks like the forthcoming Phantom movie is the film for you.
Giant Phantom movie billboards Sunset Boulevard
And if you need more of a military fix, then the long delayed G.I. Joe: Retaliation should be able to quench your thirst for action.
GI Joe Retaliation Roadblock billboard
If it's fun you're after then DreamWorks new prehistoric animated feature The Croods should be just the ticket.
Croods special extension movie billboard
And for some modern day magic, there's the new comedy starring Steve Carell and Jim Carrey, the name itself, 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone', is enough to make you smile.
Burt Wonderstone film billboard
So as you can see the skies have been jam-packed with billboards once again this month and I'm sure it's only going to get busier as Spring approaches.

If you like this selection of TV and movie billboards, be sure to stick around in the days to come for a fantastic round-up of this month's best fashion, drinks and lifestyle billboards around L.A. too...

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