Thursday, April 28, 2011

April's round-up of L.A.'s TV, movie and fashion billboards...

As usual you can find the best billboards from around L.A. every day at my Daily Billboard blog, but here's the best of the rest that April had to offer.

Technology billboards
Vibrant iPad 2 billboard
It's great to see Apple injecting a burst of colour along L.A.'s Sunset Boulevard with this eye-catching creative for its new iPad 2.

Fashion and beauty billboards
Daniel Craig Omega watch billboard
In these twin billboards, Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig re-team off-screen to be the respective 'faces' of Omega's stylish and luxurious watches.
Joe's micro skinny flare jeans billboard
Joe's Jeans billboard creatives are growing on me lately, but even though this one is for their skinny micro flare range, I still think that sink is too small for the model to comfortably wash, no matter how skinny she is.
Yellow Aldo Shoes billboard
Beneath the iPad 2 billboard you'll find this luminous creative for Aldo Shoes. Sadly, the ad was vandalised with graffiti within days of being installed and had to be scrubbed clean, slightly spoiling this sunny addition to Sunset Strip.
True Religion Hippie Chic billboard
This month, True Religion steps back in time and gets all mellow for its new Hippie Chic fragrance.
And finally for fashion, CK One continues its youthful 'box' campaign which continues to turn heads of passersby.
CK One box billboard

TV billboards
The Voice NBC billboard
April has been an interesting month for television and this vibrant billboard for Dutch import, The Voice, really stands out with its all-star line-up of singing coaches, including Maroon 5's Adam Levine and pop diva Christina Aguilera.
Doctor Who season 6 USA billboard
However, this billboard for British export Doctor Who really excited me the most. It's the second season starring Matt Smith as the time-traveling, eccentric 'Doctor' and the second year that BBC America has heavily promoted the show to a wider U.S. audience. It's nice to see some homegrown sci-fi make its way across the pond.

Be sure to also check out the Doctor Who billboard from 2010 at Daily Billboard.
Game of Thrones TV billboard
These impressive billboards for new medieval-fantasy epic Game of Thrones, with a brooding Sean Bean, dominated L.A.'s skyline this month.
Game of Thrones billboard
Obviously the spiky throne sticking out of the top of the billboards helped attract attention.
Game of Thrones HBO billboard
Next is a fun creative for Comedy Central's Workaholics, which illustrates the perils (or joys) of misusing the photocopier at work (although let's face it, it could have ended up much worse). Cool idea though.
Workaholics Comedy Central billboard
And lastly for TV, are two billboards that were mostly around in March, but stuck around until the beginning of April. First up is Desperate Housewives Dana Delany in her new 'female Quincy' show, where she uses her medical examiner skills to solve murders. Which is actually an entertaining series so far.
Body of Proof TV billboard
And finally it's a suitably 'Hollywood' looking billboard for the famous Producer, Jerry Weintraub, in his own HBO documentary special.
His Way Jerry Weintraub TV billboard

Music billboards
Lady Gaga Monster Ball billboard
This month 'The Gaga' has landed in L.A. with this pyrotechnic billboard for the pop icon's soon-to-be televised Monster Ball concert.
Hollywood Bowl 2011 billboard
And for concerts of a more classical nature, tickets for the Hollywood Bowl have gone on sale for this Summer's season. I can't wait to enjoy a few nights at the outdoor amphitheater and I'm especially interested in the Hairspray musical that's in the mix.

Movie billboards
Thor movie billboard Sunset Strip
Let the Summer blockbuster madness begin with Thor, the Norse God of Thunder.
Thor Chris Hemsworth billboard
I've loved these billboards for the Marvel Comics character who's making his big screen debut, especially as Chris Hemsworth has more than adequately filled those heroic muscles.
Thor hammer billboard
Check out this fun Thor Hammer Toss billboards which spanned La Cienega Boulevard with a billboard on either side of the road.
Johnny Depp Pirates 4 billboard
From superheroics to period fantasy and it's the return of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean installment, On Stranger Tides.
Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Skull billboard
He looks suitably charismatic with his two pistols in the first billboard and the skull and crossbones version even has his trademark look incorporated for instant recognition.
Fast Five movie billboard
Fast Five zoomed onto the scene this month, with this jam-packed billboard for the fifth installment in the Fast and Furious movie franchise.
Priest movie billboards
And finally for movies, I think these Priest billboards channel The Dark Knight a tad in these two ad creatives for the vampire-filled, futuristic thriller.

Health and Fitness billboards
Live amped GNC billboard
I showcased two other GNC health billboards in last month's round-up, but here's another pumped up creative that makes me want to take my vitamins.
Liz Taylor AIDS tribute billboard
And finally for this category, is this wonderful billboard tribute to Elizabeth Taylor who recently passed away, honoring her for all her hard work in raising awareness and championing AIDS and HIV healthcare when many others wouldn't.

Book billboards
Michael Connelly 5th Witness book billboard
Michael Connelly's publishers cash in on his recent hit movie adaptation, The Lincoln Lawyer, with this billboard for his new book starring that character. Personally I can't wait to see his 'Harry Bosch' crime novels adapted to the big screen as they are favourites of mine.

Drinks billboards
Thing of Beauty Stella billboard
And to finish this round-up here's a cool, refreshing and simple billboard for Stella Artois, which has a brilliantly clever strapline. Be sure to also check out another version of this 'thing of beauty' billboard at Daily Billboard to get the full picture.

Be sure to check in next month for May's brightest and best billboards around Los Angeles...

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