Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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

Returning TV favourites and Summer movie blockbusters dominated the skies of L.A. this month, plus a few series premieres hoping to catch your attention.

TV billboards
Walking Dead 3 Emmy Consideration billboard
In addition to new shows and seasons to shout about, it was also time for AMC to kick off its Emmy Consideration campaign for its raft of critically-adored shows, like the third season of my favourite show, The Walking Dead.
Mad Men 6 Emmy Consideration billboard
Meanwhile both Mad Men and Breaking Bad are nearing the end of their respectively successful runs and so it's time to win as many awards as they can before the go off the air.
Breaking Bad 5 Emmy Consideration billboard
If you like this unifying campaign for AMC's star dramas, be sure to also check out last year's USA Network Emmy billboard campaign.
Falling Skies season 3 billboard
Post-alien invasion drama Falling Skies returns for a third season and is not afraid to shout its sci-fi credentials with this billboard.
Killing season 3 billboard
And after being canceled the rainy murder mystery series, The Killing, gets a third season, obviously looks like someone is keeping score.
Longmire season 2 billboard
'Sheriff Walt Longmire' is back for a sophomore season and if you like this atmospheric creative, be sure to also check out his giant Longmire season two billboard along Sunset Sunset.
Graceland series premiere billboard
How much fun can six agents from the FBI, DEA and U.S. Customs have in one house? Looks like we're about to find out int he new crime series Graceland.
Twisted series premiere billboard
Meanwhile over on ABC Family there's a new teen murder mystery show about a 16-year-old boy who returns to his hometown after killing his aunt when he was just 11 years old.
Devious Maids series premiere billboard
From the man who brought you Desperate Housewives, prepare for more sex, lies and scandal in Devious Maids. Click through to take a look at the other series premiere billboards for Devious Maids at my Daily Billboard blog.
Giant Family Tree billboard
New comedy this month comes in the form of Chris O'Dowd and his new HBO series Family Tree, supported by this super-sized creative on the side of the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood.
Inside Amy Schumer billboard
Plus Comedy Central takes an inside look at the embarrassing episodes in the life of comedienne Amy Schumer.
Arrested Development season 4 billboard
Netflix brings Arrested Development back from the dead for a fourth season, with lots of support around L.A. like this giant season four billboard for Arrested Development along Sunset Boulevard.
Americas Got Talent season 8 billboard
America's Got Talent has gotten a makeover for its eighth season, introducing new judges Heidi Klum and Mel B, plus moving to New York's infamous Radio City Music Hall.
Oprah Own Tyler Perry billboard
Meanwhile media moguls Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry unite on her network to help her ailing channel.
Giant Ultimate Survival Alaska billboard
The National Geographic Channel pits men against the elements in Ultimate Survival Alaska with this cool billboard for the show.
Mountain Men season 2 billboard
And the History Channel keeps its Mountain Men wild with this great special extension archer billboard which really gabs your attention.
Syfy Igniters billboard
Meanwhile the Syfy channel continues to boast about its social media savvy audience with these Syfy Igniters billboards around town.

Movie billboards
Star Trek Into Darkness extension billboard
Probably the coolest looking movie billboard around L.A. this month was this plummeting Starship Enterprise special extension for J.J. Abrams Star Trek sequel. If you like this, be sure to check out these other cool Star Trek Into Darkness movie billboards.
After Earth billboard
Will Smith and his real-life son Jaden Smith star as futuristic father and son in After Earth, which had a variety of billboard creatives to get you excited for the Summer sci-fi movie.
After Earth movie billboards
The Purge is a new horror movie where for one night a year all emergency services are suspended and citizens can vent their violent tendencies. It sounds like an interesting plot and these billboards are certainly intriguing.
Purge movie teaser billboard
Like a bad headache that won't go away, The Hangover returned for a third and hopefully final installment this month.
Hangover Part 3 billboard
The comedy was beaten overwhelmingly at the box office by the sixth Fast & Furious movie, which shows no sign of slowing down.
Fast Furious 6 movie billboard
This 'Intern' creative was a fun tease for Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's new comedy The Internship.
Internship movie teaser billboard
Meanwhile Now You See Me pays homage to the Ocean's Eleven style billboards and the trailer for the magician-themed movie looks amazing.
Now You See Me movie billboard
Plus this month the creators of Ice Age introduced us to a Epic new world of animated characters.
Epic movie billboard
And over on HBO Michael Douglas and Matt Damon camped it up in the true story of infamous entertainer Liberace.
Giant Behind the Candelabra movie billboard
Interestingly the film was released in cinemas in the U.K., so be sure to see the more overt British billboards for Behind the Candelabra too.

Music billboards
Rod Stewart Time billboard
And Rod Stewart topped the charts in the U.K. with his latest album release, so there's still plenty of people out there who thinks the aging singer is still sexy.

Be sure to come back next month for more billboard round-ups from around L.A. (when I'll be in the country for more than two weeks) and visit Daily Billboard Blog every day for even more fantastic ad creatives...

Monday, May 27, 2013

Fab fashion, drinks and lifestyle billboards around L.A. in May...

Even though I've been on the other side of the pond this month, I still had time to capture an eclectic smattering of fashion, drinks and lifestyle billboards lining the streets of L.A. in May.

Fashion billboards
Beyonce H&M Mrs Carter bikini billboard
First up is Beyonce showing off her post-baby body for her Mrs. Carter collection at H&M. She may be the face of Pepsi, but her body obviously belongs to the fashion retailer in those sexy swimsuits.
Beyonce H&M Mrs Carter fashion billboard
Meanwhile she's also helping Gucci to launch their Chime For Change campaign alongside Frida Giannini and Salma Hayek, designed to raise funds and awareness for girls' and women's empowerment.
Gucci We Chime for Change billboard
Along Sunset Plaza British luxury brand Burberry continue their campaign with Romeo Beckham and a new creative this month.
Burberry Romeo Beckham billboard
And speaking of post-baby bodies, Jessica Simpson is back to promote her own line, no doubt helped by her association with the TV reality contest Fashion Star.
Jessica Simpson SS13 billboard
Calvin Klein continue to promote their Provocations campaign with this new eyewear billboard, just in time for the Summer sunshine.
Calvin Klein eyewear billboard
And Gap kept things simple and bright with their latest ad campaign for their Summer looks.
Gap Be Bright SS13 billboard
And Banana Republic got ready for Summer with their latest stylish collection too.
Banana Republic May 2013 billboard

Fragrance billboards
Charlize Theron J'Adore Voile de Parfum Dior billboard
This month Charlize Theron once more graced Sunset Boulevard's skies with this billboard for Dior's latest fragrance, J'Adore Voile de Parfum.

Drinks and food billboards
Giant Malibu Island Spiced billboard
Malibu spiced things up along Sunset Strip with this fun-loving tropical creative to get passersby in the mood for Summer.
Zing Vodka Red Velvet billboard
And Zing Vodka tried to tempt you with their Red Velvet flavoured vodka.
Heineken When in Rome billboard
Heineken returned to the skies of L.A. to shout about their new Star Bottle shape. I'm no expert on beer but it doesn't look that different a bottle at first glance.
Zico Oomph bodybuilder billboard
Plus Zico Coconut Water was back with a new ad campaign with lots of oomph including this eye-catching bodybuilder creative. If you like this, be sure to also check out Zico's launch copy-heavy billboards.
Sierra Mist Natural Wedding shoes billboard
I totally agree with Sierra Mist Natural's new slogan 'Life's better real' and like this quirky wedding day creative with their 'on brand' footwear. If you like this ad, take a look at last year's billboards for the soda brand.
Ben Jerrys Raspberry Fudge Chunk billboard
Plus Ben & Jerry's returned to the L.A. skyline with another flavour variant in its Greek Frozen Yogurt range.

Technology billboards
Beach golden retriever iPad billboard
Following the previous husky in the snow iPad billboard, this fun creative with a Golden Retriever on the beach appeared in May for the Apple tablet.
Giant Samsung Galaxy S4 billboard
Whilst tech rival Samsung had this super-sized billboard to help launch their new Galaxy S4 smartphone.

Cars and transport billboards
Buick Encore Live large billboard
Out-of-home car advertising is not always all that interesting, but this wall mural for Buick Encore looked cool and had a clever tagline.
Stop the beeping honking 76 billboard
And I continued to smile whenever I saw these anti-car horn creatives from 76 gas stations. I think in the time it took to snap this photo I heard a cacophony of excessive honking around me.

Travel billboards
Giant Mighty 5 Utah billboard
If you were looking for vacation inspiration this month, Utah tried to grab your attention with this giant billboard for its National Parks along Wilshire Boulevard.
Celebrity X Cruises Santorini billboard
Plus Celebrity Cruises tempted you with this stunning image of Santorini and the Aegean Sea for their European cruises.

Arts billboards
Giant Cruel World Bubblehead billboard
Before Samsung appeared on the side of the Sofitel Hotel, this giant Bubblehead wallscape filled the billboard space, which is the brainchild of provocative artist Mike McNeilly.
Demi Moore Brian Bowen Smith photography billboard
Whilst Demi Moore posed for Brian Bowen Smith photography along Melrose Avenue above all the flagship designer fashion boutiques.

Dating billboards
CougarLife breastfeeding jealous billboard
And speaking of women who like younger men, this CougarLife dating ad was certainly the quirkiest of the month and guaranteed to turn heads.

As you can see there was lots to look at in May. Stick around in the days to come for a round-up of the best TV, movie and music billboards around L.A. this month...

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