Monday, August 18, 2008

Cool 2008 movie, fashion and other funky billboards of L.A....

Here's a selection of the fantastic movie, fashion and alcohol billboard posters to be seen around L.A. (plus some taken in New York).

Compared to the UK, billboard advertising is much more prominent, especially here in L.A. where it's not so built up and the posters really do stand out.

Enjoy this visual feast of colourful and creative billboards...

Sexy underwear & eyewear billboards

David Beckham Emporio Armani underwear billboard taken on Sunset Blvd.
David Beckham Emporio Armani underwear billboard
Calvin Klein underwear billboard taken on Sunset Blvd.
Calvin Klein underwear billboard
Aussiebum swimwear billboard photographed on Santa Monica Blvd.
Aussiebum swimwear billboard
Armani Exchange male underwear billboard shot on Santa Monica Blvd.
Armani Exchange male model underwear billboard
Super-stylish Tom Ford Eyewear billboards from Sunset Blvd.
Tom Ford stylish eyewear billboardStylish Tom Ford eyewear billboard
Prada Eyewear billboard poster taken on Sunset Blvd.
Prada eyewear fashion billboard

Food & Alcohol billboards

Skyy Fushion Cherry flavoured vodka billboard taken on Sunset Blvd.
Skyy vodka Fushion Cherry flavour billboard
Effen Vodka 'Pride' billboard taken around the time of L.A. Gay Pride in West Hollywood on Santa Monica Blvd.
Effen Vodka Pride billboard
A billboard for L.A.'s infamous Pink's hotdog stand on La Brea Blvd since 1939. 
Think Pink's hotdog billboard

2008 Movie billboards

The Incredible Hulk movie (starring Ed Norton) billboards.  The wall mural was shot in New York City and the raging Hulk, which really catches your eye, was taken on Sunset Blvd in L.A.
The Incredible Hulk movie wall mural in New York CityThe Incredible Hulk movie billboard on Sunset Blvd
This summer's hottest movie - The Dark Knight. 

This impactful wall mural on the side of a building is of the Bat-pod from the new movie, taken in New York City.
The Dark Knight Bat-pod movie billboard in New York City
Here's a wall mural from Melrose Avenue in L.A. with the 'Why so serious?' teaser tag-line for the movie.
The Dark Knight Joker - Why so serious wall mural on Melrose Avenue
And finally, Heath Ledger as The Joker, immortalised in this billboard on Santa Monica Blvd in West Hollywood.
Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight billboard
Unlike the runaway blockbuster success of The Dark Knight, here are a few of Warner Bros. movie flops of the year - Speed Racer (this wall mural was shot on Melrose Avenue) and 10,000 BC (photographed near the Warner Studios in Burbank).  Though reportedly bad movies, they make great visuals.
Speed Racer movie wall mural
10,000 BC movie billboard
Obviously Warner wasn't the only studio to have it's share of bad films, as Twentieth Century Fox brought us the disappointing, The Happening (this billboard shot taken on Melrose Avenue).
The Happening movie billboard
This year also brought the return of some old favourites, such as Indiana Jones (billboard shot on La Cienega Blvd) and the ladies from Sex and the City (poster shot in New York).
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull movie billboard
Sex and the City movie billboard
The summer also introduced us to some new family favourites, such as Disney's futuristic robot WALL-E, snapped on Sunset Blvd.  
Wall-E movie billboard
Plus a great comic adaptation starring Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy in Wanted (billboard poster from Melrose Avenue).
Wanted movie billboard
Finally I'll leave you a taste of things to come later this year in TV and film, with a smattering of billboards all photographed on Sunset Blvd - Disney's Beverly Hills Chihuahua, teaser posters for The Spirit due Christmas 2008 and forthcoming TV show Trueblood.
Disney's Beverly Hills Chihuahua billboard
Scarlett Johansson - The Spirit movie teaser billboard
Eva Mendes - The Spirit movie teaser bilboard
Trueblood TV series billboard
It's a wonder anyone can stay on the road in L.A. with all this visual stimulus to distract them.

Drive safe...


The Hunky Gardener said... favorite is a toss up between the second one and the Batman one from New York!

StephanieChaoLosangeles said...

Are you in the billboard business?

Jason in Hollywood said...

Nope I'm just fascinated by billboards -they are so prevalent in L.A. compared to the UK.

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