Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Attention-grabbing TV billboards filling the skies of L.A. in April 2014...

The new season television billboards certainly kept me busy this month, whether it be photographing debuting new series or ads for returning favourites, there were plenty of eye-catching billboards to keep passersby entertained. Here's the pick of the best billboards from the genres of comedy, animation, historical drama, fantasy, science fiction, news, current affairs and more besides.

TV billboards
Deadbeat series premiere billboard
First up is one of my favourites adverts of the month for Hulu's new ghost comedy series, Deadbeat. The simple, fun design and pop of vibrant egg yolk yellow really helps this billboard stand out from the crowd.
Fargo TV remake series premiere billboard
Another fun design gracing the skies this month was this needlepoint murder scene for the TV adaptation of the Coen Brothers 1996 movie Fargo on FX, which features new characters and storylines, but in the same vein as the big screen original's humour and style.
Louie season 4 billboard
Meanwhile comedian Louis C. K. is back for a fourth season of Louie with this arresting billboard, which either depicts him plummeting to his death or falling in love (with red rose in mouth and heart-shaped skywriting maybe suggesting the latter).
Salem series premiere billboard
Stepping back in time and WGN America's first original drama series focuses of the infamous Salem witch trials of 1692 and has this eerie and bewitching ad creative to promote the show's debut.
Turn series premiere billboard
Another new series set in the past, this time during the U.S. Revolutionary War stars Jamie Bell taking part in America's first spy ring to overthrow the British.
Penny Dreadful series premiere billboard
More fantastical delights from the past come from Showtime's Penny Dreadful set in Victorian London, starring Eva Green and Josh Hartnett and pitting them against some of horror's most infamous characters, like Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and threats from the world of Dracula.
Orphan Black season 2 billboard
One of my favourite sci-fi shows returned for a second season this month, as the critically-acclaimed Tatiana Maslany reprised her many roles as the clones of BBC America's Orphan Black. If you're also a fan of the show, be sure to compare this ad to the season one Orphan Black billboard.
Devious Maids season 2 billboard
And those Devious Maids of Beverly Hills returned for a sophomore season over on Lifetime, with secrets and sins aplenty to fill another 13 episodes.
Inside Amy Schumer season 2 billboard
Speaking of second seasons and passersby were seeing double along the Sunset Strip when they spied this 'Hot Mess' billboard for the return of Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer.
Obsessed Jim Gaffigan Comedy Central billboard
Plus Jim Gaffigan received this ad creative for his new stand-up special, Obsessed, in the same location.
Parks and Recreation Emmy Consideration billboard 2014
NBC started their campaigning early for the Emmys this year with this Amy Poehler billboard for Parks and Recreation along Sunset Boulevard.
Boondocks final season 4 billboard
And on Adult Swim The Boondocks animated series returned for a fourth and final season after a long absence.
TripTank series premiere billboard
Meanwhile this month Comedy Central tried out a new animated comedy sketch show with lots of different animation styles and characters called TripTank.
Last Week Tonight John Oliver series premiere billboard
After a successful guest-hosting stint on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, John Oliver got his own news and current affairs review show on HBO, plus this giant-sized irreverent billboard for Last Week Tonight too.
Sam Champion AM HQ launch billboard
Speaking of news and super-sized billboards, and Sam Champion and the AM HQ crew received these billboards along Sunset Boulevard this month to promote their new morning show on The Weather Channel.
Giant Sam Champion AM HQ launch billboard Sunset Strip
And with weather in mind, Showtime debuted their new Years of Living Dangerously documentary series which highlights the perils of climate change on the world we live in today.
Years of Living Dangerously series premiere billboard
With Memorial Day looming, the History channel has a new three-night mini-series event to mark the occasion about President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the 30-year span of World War I and WWII.
The World Wars History billboard
And finally, here's an example of an outdoor business-to-business ad campaign which you don't really see a lot of for the Syfy channel. Be sure to check out more of these fun Syfy Igniters billboards from this and previous years, which promote the cable channel's social media adept audience to prospective sponsors and advertisers.
Syfy Igniters Tweeting about sale billboard
As you can see it's been a jam-packed city skyline this month.

Be sure to also check out these round-ups of April's movie billboards and fashion billboards, plus come back tomorrow for a taste of the drinks and other lifestyle ad creatives trying to grab your attention in the skies of L.A. these past weeks.

Stay tuned billboard fans...

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails