Saturday, February 27, 2010

Cool film, TV and funky billboards around L.A. in February 2010...

February continues to be a great month for exciting new billboards gracing L.A.'s skyline.

Not only are there new movie releases at the cinema, but the imminent Oscars have led to more film billboards around town, plus new television seasons, mini-series and launches have added some variety to the skies. Here are just a selection of the movie, TV, fashion, health and other media billboards for this past month.

Movie billboards
The Wolfman movie billboard
Even though The Wolfman movie seems to have been a bit of a disappointment, I love this striking billboard for the horror film.
31 Days of Oscar TCM billboard
On Sunday 7th March the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will announce the best movies of 2009, whilst this billboard for the Turner Classic Movie channel celebrates 31 days of Oscar history.
Tron Legacy film teaser billboard
I love this teaser billboard for Tron Legacy, the Disney sequel which has taken 28 years to make it back onto the big screen. I can't wait to see how it shapes up to a world of iPod's, laptops and Playstations, compared to 1982's world of videogame arcades and massive computers.
The Hurt Locker film billboard
It'll be interesting to see whether Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker can beat off blockbuster competition from her ex-husband James Cameron's sci-fi sensation, Avatar, at this year's Oscars.
Cop Out movie billboard
Bruce Willis and 30 Rock's Tracy Morgan star in this new buddy cop comedy, Cop Out, which opened here in the U.S.A. yesterday. I'm not one for going to see too many comedies at the cinema, but this billboard did make me smile when I saw it.
Green Zone movie billboard
Matt Damon reunites with Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and Ultimatum movies, for Green Zone about a rogue U.S. Army officer hunting Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Next up is a collection of colourful billboards for Tim Burton's new Alice in Wonderland movie in cinemas from 5th March 2010.
Alice in Wonderland movie teaser billboard
Alice in Wonderland movie billboard
Alice in Wonderland tea party film billboard
Mad Hatter Alice in Wonderland billboard
Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter design looks suitably Tim Burton-esque, so it'll be interesting to see how broad an appeal their re-interpretation of Lewis Caroll's fantasy world will have, as their distinctive collaborations often can be quite polarising with audiences - you either love or hate their style.

Fashion billboards
Calvin Klein white wash jeans billboard
Another month and another Calvin Klein billboard, this time for white wash jeans. They are obviously not done with their Eva Mendes and Jamie Dornan campaign quite yet.
Guess fashion billboard
This billboard for Guess Jeans has great stand-out factor along Sunset Boulevard.

TV billboards
How to make it in America TV billboard
'How to Make it in America', HBO's new comedy series about making it in the competitive fashion business in New York City - "If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere".
The Pacific TV mini series billboard
Another HBO series, this one slightly more serious. The billboard for The Pacific, a World War II mini-series, really catches your eye as you pass by.
RuPaul's Drag Race TV billboard
I'm still loving RuPaul's Drag Race reality show contest to find America's next top drag superstar and this fabulous billboard still brightens my day whenever I see it.
Parenthood knock first TV billboard
Finally for TV, there's a whole series of fun billboards dotting L.A.'s streets for a new drama, Parenthood, inspired by the movie of the same name. This is just one of them reminding parents to knock first before they charge into their teenager's room to avoid embarrassment.

Media billboards
Los Angeles Times police line billboard
I think this L.A. Times crime billboard is visually arresting and is framed perfectly by that blue Californian sky and the El Capitan cinema sign in the background.

Health billboards
Free HIV Test billboard
I love billboards that break the standard format and dimensions, so even though this is quite a simple creative execution for HIV testing, it still catches your eye and gets its message across effectively.

And that's it for February's eclectic collection of billboards around L.A. If you're a fan of billboard advertising, be sure to check out Daily Billboard for a fantastic new billboard every day.

The countdown to the Oscars starts tomorrow at Daily Billboard...


Josh Corbo said...

One of the MANY things I love about LA is the billboards. They're always so cool to look at here! And BTW, can't wait to see Lauren Graham back on television!

Jason in Hollywood said...

Thanks for the comment Josh - if you love billboards you should definitely become a fan of Daily Billboard on Facebook then :-)

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