Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Movie and music billboards turning heads in L.A. in November 2016...

This November the skies have been jam-packed with movie billboards and as the month wore on even more started to pop up as we neared the holiday box office and awards consideration season. Here's a cool collection of the film and music billboards entertaining L.A.'s skyline these past few weeks.

Movie billboards
Giant La La Land movie billboard
First up is this super-sized wallscape for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone's new romantic musical, La La Land, which really seems to hearken back to the old days of Hollywood movies.
Disney Moana movie billboard
This Thanksgiving a new heroine won the box office and that was Disney's Moana, proving that cinema goers want more strong female characters and diversity in their movies.
Maui Moana movie billboard
If you're a fan of this animated Pacific Islands tale set 2,000 years ago, make sure you check out all these other fun billboards for Moana from around town this month.
Trolls movie billboard
Moana wasn't the only animated movie standing out this month, as at the start of November Troll dolls were being brought to life on the big screen for the first time and tapping in a whole load of nostalgia.
Trolls movie Poppy billboard
If these ad creatives make you happy, you can also check out more Trolls movie billboards from their colourful outdoor ad campaign.
Giant Sing movie billboard
Speaking of animated hijinks, this Christmas get ready for cartoon animals to show off their vocal talents and strut their stuff in the new comedy, Sing.
Special Fantastic Beasts billboard
This November Harry Potter fans were treated to the beginning of a new fantasy film franchise, with Eddie Redmayne bringing magizooligist 'Newt Scamander' to life in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Giant Fantastic Beasts movie billboard
Billboards for the new magical prequel movie set in 1920s New York filled the skies this month and there were also Fantastic Beasts movie costumes on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema to enjoy too.
Arrival movie billboard
From the world of wizards to the Arrival of aliens in the new sci-fi movie starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner.
Allied movie billboard
Meanwhile another offering this Thanksgiving was the romantic thriller Allied set in World War II, with Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard playing spies and lovers.

You can also check out these original Allied film costumes at my dedicated costumes and props blog.
True Memoirs International Assassin movie billboard
Speaking of espionage, and Kevin James was parodying the spy action genre with his new Netflix movie, True Memoirs of an International Assassin.
Bad Santa 2 movie billboard
This month Billy Bob Thornton was also back and up to no good in his festive red suit to get us all in the Christmas spirit with Bad Santa 2.
Passengers movie billboard
Once again there's a whole host of movies opening over the holidays, including Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt's new sci-fi movie Passengers (not that you could tell from the ad creative), about two people awoken from cryo-sleep on their space voyage and start to fall in love, just as their spaceship falls apart.
Rogue One Star Wars Story movie billboard
Speaking of space, and Star Wars is getting a new standalone movie this holiday season in the guise of Rogue One, telling the plucky story of how the Rebels got their hands on the plans to help destroy the Death Star. It's really cool to see the original Stormtroopers back in action again in this cool ad creative.
Assassins Creed movie billboard
And if that wasn't enough sci-fi for you this Christmas, Michael Fassbender is helping to bring to life the popular Assassin's Creed video game on the big screen, with some pretty amazing special extension billboards in the skies this month.
Love Friendship movie FYC billboard
In addition to all the blockbuster movies arriving at theatres this holiday season, it's also awards campaigning season in the skies of L.A., with Amazon Studios showing some support for Kate Beckinsale's Jane Austen period comedy, Love & Friendship.
Manchester by the Sea movie FYC billboard
Plus the critically-acclaimed Manchester by the Sea was also getting some outdoor ad attention to drive audiences into cinemas and encourage votes.
Little Prince For your consideration billboard
Not to be outdone, another streaming service hoping to secure some nominations this season is Netflix for properties like the animated movie, The Little Prince.
Amanda Knox consideration billboard
Plus Netflix was once again going after the documentary category in a big way with additional consideration ads for its Amanda Knox film.
13th documentary billboard
And Ava DuVernay's documentary 13th, about black history and civil rights, has never been more timely following the U.S. election result and the rise of racism and white supremacist hate groups.
Ivory Game documentary billboard
This month Netflix also had this striking imagery for its new elephant poaching documentary, The Ivory Game, along the Sunset Strip.

Performing Arts billboards
Avatar Toruk Cirque du Soleil billboard
In the world of live theatre, the box office smash Avatar was being brought to acrobatic life in a new Cirque du Soleil show, Toruk: The First Flight.

Music billboards
Tove Lo Lady Wood album billboard
In the world of music, Swedish singer Tove Lo was dropping her new album, Lady Wood, supported by this billboard along Sunset Boulevard.
CMA Awards 50 billboard
Plus at the beginning of the month, the Country Music Association Awards seemed to be paying homage to Star Trek with this ad creative for their 50th awards show. It's a shame that country music fans proved they weren't as enlightened as the futuristic TV show, when they spewed their racism and hatred following Beyonce performing with the Dixie Chicks at the televised event.
Giant Shinola Detroit Runwell Turntable billboard
And finally, this giant DJ turntable billboard from Shinola Detroit was towering over the rock 'n' roll Sunset Strip this month on the side of the Andaz Hotel, just in time for the gift-giving season.

As you can see it's even an exciting month in the sprawling city skyline, let's hope the trend continues for the rest of the year.

Make sure you take a look to see what movie billboards were filling the skies last November and come back at the end of December for more roundups of L.A.'s fab visions in vinyl...

Monday, November 28, 2016

November 2016's fashion billboards making L.A.'s holiday skies more stylish...

As we get closer to the holiday party and gift-giving time of year, more and more seasonal fashion, jewelry and beauty billboards have appeared in the L.A. skyline. Here's a selection of the high fashion and high street styles gracing the city skies this November 2016.

Fashion billboards
Banana Republic FW16 dogs billboard
First up Banana Republic returns to the skies with their Holidays 2016 outdoor ad campaign.
Banana Republic Holidays 2016 billboard
With office Christmas parties and New Year festivities fast approaching there's lots to celebrate and party looks to be bought.
Banana Republic Holidays 2016 billboard
If you like these stylish new ad creatives, make sure you also check out all these previous festive Banana Republic billboards from years past.
Aldo shoes FW 2016 billboard
Another brand returning to the skyline after an absence is the footwear and accessories retailer, Aldo, with an ad creative layout design reminiscent of the Banana Republic billboards.
Burberry FW 2016 billboard
Meanwhile Sienna Miller and Domhnall Gleeson are sheltering from the snowy storm in Burberry's festive ad creative, which reminds me of this previous Burberry billboard featuring Eddie Redmayne, with him sheltering under a trench coat.
Prada Eyewear FW 2016 billboard
Luxury Italian fashion label Prada was showing off more of its designer eyewear just in time for the gift-giving season.
Bebe FW 2016 fashion billboard
And Bebe was getting all dressed up for the festive party season with this ad along the Sunset Strip.
Guess Hailey Baldin FW 2016 billboard
Whilst actor Stephen Baldwin's daughter, Hailey Baldwin, was back in another billboard for Guess.
This is Abercrombie Fitch Holidays 2016 billboard
After teasing us with ads telling us we that we thought we had them figured out, Abercrombie & Fitch had this festive holiday lights ad creative to help with their new rebranding (with not a naked male model in sight).
Weeknd Puma Run the streets billboard
Meanwhile pop star The Weeknd was the new face of Puma in this latest ad creative from the fashionable sports and leisurewear brand.
DSTLD Online denim billboard
If you like shopping for clothes online, DSTLD.com was in the skies offering premium denim bargains for under $100.
Buffalo David Bitton FW16 billboard
And speaking of denim, Buffalo Jeans by David Bitton were lounging about in the brand's latest looks.
Hale Bob FW 2016 billboard
Whilst Hale Bob was standing out in the sprawling city skyline with the brand's latest chic outfits.
new Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills billboard
In the world of department stores, Neiman Marcus was debuting its revamped Beverly Hills location with his colourful ad.

Jewelry billboards
Omega Planet Ocean Deep Black watch billboard
And Omega was showing off its luxury timepieces just in time for the Christmas and holiday gift-giving season.
Karlie Kloss Swarovski Holidays 2016 billboard
Great minds think alike, and jeweler Swarovski was showcasing its festive bracelets, watches, necklaces and ornaments with the help of Karlie Kloss.
Swarovski jewelry Holidays 2016 billboard
These billboards featuring their glittering holiday collection are the perfect stocking fillers.

Beauty billboards
Marc Jacobs Beauty lipstick billboard
And finally this month, fashion designer Marc Jacobs was showing of his beauty products with the perfect lipstick shades for a festive night out.

If you like all these seasonal apparel and beauty ads, make sure to also check out the fashion billboards that were filling the streets and skies of L.A. this time last year.

Stick around in the coming days for the movie and music billboards also vying for passersby attention these past few weeks.

Stay tuned...

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Eye-catching TV and awards season billboards around L.A. in November 2016...

This month the skies of L.A. have continued to be filled with billboards for new shows, returning favourites and a variety of awards season ads hoping to garner support for industry accolades like the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and Critics' Choice Awards. Here's a selection of the super-sized and standard billboards trying to turn heads this November 2016 in the City of Angels.

TV billboards
Giant Westworld season 1 billboard
First up is another giant-sized billboard for HBO's captivating sci-fi A.I. Western drama, Westworld. If you like this eye-catching iris ad creative, be sure to also check out all the Vitruvian Woman billboards for Westworld which marked the show's launch.
Giant Good Behavior series premiere billboard
Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery was also receiving the super-sized treatment with this billboard on the side of the Sunset Strip's Andaz Hotel for her new TNT crime drama, Good Behavior.
Mars series premiere billboard
The National Geographic Channel's mission to Mars was also getting some massive support this month on the side of the Sofitel Hotel along Beverly Boulevard.
Giant Paranormal Action Squad series premiere billboard
YouTube Red continues to pump out original content, this time the animated series Paranormal Action Squad was receiving some huge promotion along the heavily trafficked Sunset Strip.
Giant Americas Next Top Model season 23 billboard
And after teasing us for months with these America's Next Top Model billboards, the rebooted show is finally ready for its twenty-third season with new celebrity host Rita Ora.
Hairspray Live billboard
Meanwhile as the holiday season approaches it's almost time for NBC's annual live musical TV events, with this year's offering being Hairspray Live! There's never been a better time for an uplifting tale about racial integration and tolerance.
Grand Tour series premiere billboard
Amazon Prime was also gearing up to debut its new motoring show, The Grand Tour, with the three presenter friends from BBC's Top Gear at the wheel.
Traffickers series premiere billboard
Over in Hollywood this striking heart organ wall mural ad really stood out for Fusion's new investigate journalism series The Traffickers, about global black markets dealing in organs, people, endangered species, fake drugs and more.
Affair season 3 billboard
Over on Showtime the relationship drama The Affair was back for a third season told from many different perspectives.
Vikings season 4 part 2 billboard
Plus I also spied additional ad creatives for the second half of History's Vikings fourth season.
Royals season 3 billboard
From Viking kings to the British monarchy, and E!'s soapy drama The Royals with Elizabeth Hurley was back in the skies promoting its third season.
Search Party Curious Case Lost Soul billboard
For its new dark comedy, Search Party, TBS was channeling the teen sleuth 'Nancy Drew' with a few contemporary updates, like a smartphone instead of a flashlight.
Incorporated series premiere billboard
And Syfy was imagining a future where global companies and mega-corporations ruled with these Incorporated series launch billboards.
Gilmore Girls Netflix series billboard
This month Netflix brought its Gilmore Girls revival to the small screen just in time to be binge-watched over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Lip Sync Battle season 3 billboards
Lip Sync Battle season 3 billboard
And Lip Sync Battle was back for a third season of celebrity faux sing-offs with these billboards at Sunset & Vine.
Wahlburgers season 7 billboard
Reality TV show Wahlburgers following Mark Wahlberg's family antics was also back for a seventh season this month.
Cold TV series billboard
Meanwhile Go90 was another new streaming service offering originals series, like this Cold outdoor ad for the show about a teenager investigating brutal crimes, which reminds me a bit of this Outsiders TV billboard.
Mr Student Body President billboard
Whilst Go90's Mr. Student Body President is a dark comedy about a boy who will let nothing stand in the way of his political aspirations.
Daily Show Trevor Noah Series finale of America billboard
And speaking of presidents, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah summed up this election season with this 'series finale of America' ad creative. Who knew that the reality would be a bigger joke than all these satirical news shows.
Stephen Colbert Live Election Night billboard
Plus Stephen Colbert was on hand to handle the live election result, which turned from comedy into tragedy as America dug itself into a hellish situation.
Crown series premiere billboard
From democracy to the British Monarchy, and Netflix's new drama, The Crown, about the ascension to the throne and reign of Queen Elizabeth II is a royal delight (and I for one can't wait for the second season of the illuminating series).
Tracey Ullman's Show series premiere billboard
And speaking of crown's and Tracey Ullman was back with a new BBC comedy sketch show on HBO full of great characters.
Billy on the Street season 5 billboard
Billy Eichner was back for a fifth season of Billy on the Street, accompanied by famous celebrities as he interviews people on the streets of New York City.
Dana Carvey Straight White Male 60 billboard
In the world of stand-up comedy Wayne's World's Dana Carvey was back in a new Netflix special, although Straight White Male, 60, sounds like the voting demographic that elected Trump, which is no joke.
Pete Holmes Faces Sounds HBO comedy special billboard
Plus over on HBO Pete Holmes was showing off his many Faces and Sounds in his new comedy special.
All Def comedy HBO billboard
Plus comedian Russell Simmons was bringing back an All Def Comedy urban stand-up special to HBO this November.
Simpsons 600 marathon billboard
This Thanksgiving The Simpsons were also bringing the laughs with a TV marathon event on FXX, celebrating the animated series 600 plus episode run.
Animal Kingdom season 1 consideration billboard
Meanwhile TNT's Animal Kingdom TV remake was the first billboard I spied this month proactively campaigning for TV industry votes and recognition.
Better Call Saul season 2 awards consideration billboard
AMC's Breaking Bad spin-off prequel series, Better Call Saul, was also getting some out-of-home support for its sophomore season.
Night Manager For your consideration billboard
Plus AMC was also supporting its Emmy-winning mini-series The Night Manager with this 'For your consideration' ad creative. If you're a fan of the thrilling crime drama, make sure you also enjoy these Emmy award campaign billboards for The Night Manager.
Chance season 1 consideration billboard
In addition, Hugh Laurie was also in the spotlight as part of Hulu's FYC awards campaign for his new drama Chance.
The Path season 1 consideration billboard
And the streaming service's cult drama, The Path, was also in the skies along the Sunset Strip with this ad creative.
Berlin Station season 1 FYC billboard
Epix also entered the scripted drama arena this year with spy thriller Berlin Station (along with political comedy Graves) and is obviously hoping for some recognition.
Mr Robot season 2 consideration billboard
Last Summer's critical darling, Mr. Robot, took home Golden Globes and Emmys for its first season, so can it repeat its awards success for its sophomore season?
Outlander season 2 Golden Globes FYC billboard
And finally, can this giant-sized ad creative for Starz popular Outlander adaptation series help the time-traveling drama take home some awards this season. Fans of the series can also enjoy all these original costumes from Outlander's first two seasons on display.

These days it seems impossible to watch the sheer onslaught of comedy, drama or docu-series available on cable, network and streaming services. That's why billboards like these are so important to raise the profile of the shows and grab passersby attention for at least a few fleeting seconds.

You can compare these ad creatives to the TV show billboards filling November 2015's skies, plus come back soon for more roundups of this month's movie, music and fashion billboards trying to attract an audience.

Watch this space...

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