Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cool TV, game and film billboards around L.A. in October...

These past two months there really have seen a wealth of new television show and movie billboards around L.A. and what's more, for a billboard geek like me there's been loads of special extension creatives and super-sized versions to get excited about.

Sunset Strip billboards October 2011
October 2011 billboards Sunset Strip
Here's a collection of the best TV, film, music and video game billboards that October had to offer.
Movie billboards
Anonymous and The Ides of March billboards
First up is two billboards for the price of one, George Clooney's latest directorial effort, The Ides of March, and Shakespeare-themed period drama, Anonymous.
Footloose neon sign billboard
The Footloose remake arrived in cinemas this month and I have to say it wasn't that bad, although probably best if you've not to seen the original to compare it to. Regardless of the film, I did love this iconic looking neon sign billboard for the movie which lights up at night.
Happy Feet Two movie billboard
Those cute penguins are back in the animated sequel, Happy Feet Two. I do like that they've changed 'November' to 'Novemburr', but then I'm easily pleased.
Machine Gun Preacher film billboard
Finally enjoy this giant billboard for Gerard Butler's Machine Gun Preacher, based on a true story no less.

TV billboards
Walking Dead season 2 TV billboard
First up for television is a returning show which may just be may favourite TV series at the moment, even though I'm not a fan of zombie gore. I really love this atmospheric billboard for the second season of The Walking Dead.
Vampire Diaries season 3 billboard
Keeping with the undead theme, this new billboard for The Vampire Diaries third season also caught my eye with its gory creative. That's actually a juicy pomegranate and not a beating heart that Nina Dobrev is holding, but I love that the blood effect is oozing onto the roof of the infamous Whisky A Go-Go club below it, along L.A.'s Sunset Strip.
Ponygeist Hub billboard
Also just in time for Halloween is this fantastic homage to 1982's horror classic, Poltergeist. The Hub channel is certainly targeting parents with its nostalgic campaigns for the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic cartoon. If you like this, be sure to also check out the Bridlemaids billboard parody from earlier this year.
How to make it in America billboard
Amongst the giant billboards was this second season billboard for How to make it in America, which wasn't that easy to look at with that psychedelic effect, but did catch your eye because of the jarring creative.
Family Jewels wedding billboard
Another favourite for the month was this fantastic wedding cake billboard for Gene Simmons Family Jewels reality show.
Bored to Death season 3 billboard
Continuing with those special extension billboards and this funny Bored to Death season three billboard also stood out in October.
Giant Boss TV billboards
Frasier's Kelsey Grammer returned in a 'big' way to Sunset Boulevard with this super-sized billboard for his new show, Boss, on Starz.
A-List Dallas billboard
The A-List: New York spawned a spin-off based in Dallas and gave us another 'Housewives with balls' billboard.
Worst School billboard
Adult Swim continued to entertain with its unconventional billboards for its animated shows, like this one for China, IL. They always make me smile because you never know what to expect next.
Grimm TV billboard
With two Snow White films in production and Once Upon a Time debuting on ABC to 16 million viewers, fairytales seem to be big business this TV season, so here's another show in the spirit of Supernatural, called 'Grimm' to cash in on those fables of old.
30 Rock, Rocks TV billboard
Even with all the new TV comedies, 30 Rock continues to go from strength to strength and went five nights a week.
Beavis and Butt-head MTV billbaord
Beavis and Butt-head return to MTV with all new episodes and an all new billboard along Sunset Boulevard this month.
American Hoggers TV billboard
I didn't even know what a 'Hogger' was until I saw this billboard for A&E's 'American Hoggers', but apparently this show follows a family of wild boar hunters in Texas who protect the general population from feral hogs.
Giant Homeland billboard
Not only do I love this giant billboard, but I've just started watching Homeland on Showtime and am loving the tense terrorist paranoia thriller.
Vietnam HD billboard
And if you need some more war programming, you can check out Vietnam in HD on The History Channel.
Five Lifetime billboard
Lifetime's 'Five' was an anthology of five short films about breast cancer directed by the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys and Demi Moore.
Enlightened TV billboard
Kudos go to Laura Dern this month for looking totally 'unHollywood' on the billboard for her new HBO show. You can also check out a giant billboard for Enlightened at my Daily Billboard blog.
Rosie Show OWN billboard
Funny lady Rosie O'Donnell returns to TV on weeknights, with a new show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN channel.
Nate Berkus Show billboard
Whilst another Oprah protege, interior design expert Nate Berkus, continues with his winning smile and impeccable hair in his own daytime show on NBC.
Ellen Never know billboard
Ellen Degeneres is also back with her popular weekday show and it's nice to see such a strong positive lesbian role model still going strong on American television.
Conan Show NYC billboard
Finally for TV, Conan O'Brien returns to the Sunset Strip with this fun, self-deprecating billboard for his New York themed week.

Games billboards
Call of Duty MW3 billboard
This month the giant Homeland billboard made way for this other war themed billboard for the video game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which really stood out with that white background.
Rage video game billboard
In fact, guns were everywhere this month, like in this post-apocalyptic ad for video game, Rage and other military game, Battlefield 3.
Battlefield 3 game billboard
Where are all the billboards for the nice and fluffy games I have to ask, where you're not shooting or beating someone to death.

Music billboards
U2 From The Sky Down billboard
Finally, this billboard for rock band U2, which could equally fall into TV or a film documentary category, graces the infamous Sunset Strip which is apt considering its rock star heritage.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg in October, when the day's are getting shorter and sun moving more quickly, making it harder to capture all these billboards in their best light.

For even more fantastic entertainment billboards be sure to visit Daily Billboard every day...

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