Sunday, May 31, 2020

May 2020's coronavirus and other lifestyle billboards filling L.A.'s streets and skies...

With the world facing a global pandemic and America in turmoil at the moment, this snapshot of May's coronavirus-related and other lifestyle billboards may seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but they do capture this moment in time in L.A.

Coronavirus-inspired billboards
It will get brighter Optimism billboard
If there's one billboard I wish I could believe it's this 'optimism' ad creative, suggesting light at end of the tunnel.
Nursing country back to health Service billboard
The Foundation For a Better Life was also recognising the efforts of all the frontline medical staff helping to nurse the country, and the world, back to health.
Make this the year Peace billboard
The organisation was also promoting peace in these uncertain times, which seems like a very distant dream at the moment.
Thanks wearing a mask Masked Singer billboard
Fox was also getting in the spirit of some community spirit building with this ad campaign at their L.A. backlot studios using characters from their TV shows to thank essential workers and healthcare heroes.
Thanks medical community Resident billboard
Make sure you check out the other Thanks billboards featuring characters from The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy and more besides.
Help fight COVID Amazon FYCommunity billboard
Amazon was also showing its support during the pandemic by using the billboards it would usually campaign for Emmy consideration to help promote charities helping those most in need.
World Food Programme Amazon FYCommunity billboard
Be sure to check out the other F.Y.Community billboards in this outdoor ad campaign filling L.A.'s streets and skies this month.
End story of Hunger Feeding America billboard
One of the humanitarian aid organisation's featured was Feeding America and this other billboard for the charity was also spotted this May.
Essential Team Members Wholefoods billboard
Amazon also owns the Whole Foods Market grocery chain and this month it was also thanking all its essential team members on the frontlines with these billboards.
Patron Tequila James Beard Foundation Covid19 billboard
Patron Tequila was also showing support for all the local restaurants and bars affected by this health crisis, not only donating $425,000 to the James Beard Foundation relief fund along with other corporate sponsors, but also encouraging donations in a big way along the Sunset Strip.
Shell To all who keep LA going Thank you billboard
And even though less people were driving in their cars around L.A., Shell had this super-sized message to thank all of the City of Angels essential workers.
LA Galaxy Together Covid19 billboard
L.A. Galaxy was also showing team spirit this May with this 'Together' billboard, helping to unify people even if they were missing their favourite sports.
Dear Essential Workers You are FFing Heroes Freeform billboard
After encouraging people to Stay the FF home previously, this month cable channel Freeform was also thanking all the ordinary heroes of the coronavirus crisis.
You will work in this town again Netflix billboard
Netflix was also thanking all its cast and crew and reassuring them they would soon work in Tinseltown again.
Got mask Masqd website billboard
And some enterprising company was selling masks to Los Angelenos and paying homage to the iconic 'Got Milk?' ad campaign.

Health and recreational drugs billboards
Stay home Social CDB billboard
For those sheltering at home, Social CBD was offering free gummies to help you destress during these trying times.
Sweet Flower Cannabis delivered LA billboard
And the Sweet Flower dispensary was advertising its legal cannabis delivery service around L.A.
Tandem Care planning billboard
COVID-19 has been ravaging elderly nursing homes and veterans care facilities across America, Tandem Careplanning was promoting its in-home care services.
Achieve HIV care billboard
And AIDS Healthcare Foundation was helping those in HIV care achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Drinks billboards
Music to taste buds Truly Wild Berry billboard
In the world of adult beverages, Truly Wild Berry Hard Seltzer was hoping to bring music to your taste buds this month.

Financial billboards
Citi Rewards Card coffee rewarding billboard
And for coffee lovers, the Citi Rewards Card was hoping to make your caffeine fix more rewarding.

As you can see these ad creatives certainly reflect the unusual times we find ourselves living in. Make sure you compare this collection of outdoor ads to last May's lifestyle billboards around L.A. and wherever you are stay safe and sane.

#BlackLivesMatter...

Saturday, May 30, 2020

May 2020's fab fashion and fragrance billboards gracing L.A.'s skyline...

At the moment it's really hard not to think about all the craziness happening in the world, but in case you need a break from the insanity, enjoy this collection of fashion and fragrance billboards styling L.A.'s skies this May 2020.

Fashion billboards
Kaia Gerber Louis Vuitton Twist bag S20 billboard
First up is Kaia Gerber modeling for French luxury fashion house, Louis Vuitton, and their new Twist bags.
Bebe Handbags 2020 billboard
And speaking of designer handbags, Bebe was showing off its latest accessories with this ad creative.
Hunter Schafer Calvin Klein underwear billboard
Calvin Klein continued to appeal to its youth market with models like Euphoria's transgender actress, Hunter Schafer.
MaryV Chella Man Calvin Klein Proud in My Calvins billboard
Plus the next billboard for their Pride campaign featured dating couple, photographer MaryV Benoit and deaf transgender actor from TV's Titans, Chella Man, both proud in their Calvins.
MeUndies Shot by local photographer billboard
And also in the world of underwear, MeUndies was showing off its latest designs for all body shapes.
Fashion Nova lingerie 2020 billboard
Plus Fashion Nova was showing off its sexy lingerie in the city skyline to make staying at home more fun.
Maverick Clothing SS20 billboard
Meanwhile Maverick Clothing was showing off its latest apparel in the skies of Hollywood this month.

Fragrance billboards
Daisy Marc Jacobs 2020 fragrance billboard
In the world of designer fragrances, Marc Jacobs Daisy scent was back this spring and refreshing the skies above his flagship Melrose Avenue store.

There's certainly less fashion, cosmetics and fragrance billboard lining the city skyline during this health crisis, so be sure to compare this selection to last May's fashion and beauty billboards.

Come back soon for a look at all the coronavirus-related and lifestyle billboard filling La La Land's streets and skies this month.

Until then protest peacefully, be safe and be kind...

Friday, May 29, 2020

May 2020's movie and music billboards around L.A...

With cinemas closed and summer blockbusters pushed back to later this year or the next, the skies of L.A. has seen a shortage of movie billboards this month. Here's a collection of billboards for films and documentaries available on-demand, cable and streaming, plus the few new music billboards spied around Tinseltown too.

Movie billboards
Scoob movie billboard
First up is this movie billboard for Scoob!, the rebooted Scooby-Doo franchise, originally planned for release in theatres but then switched to on-demand.
Disney Artemis Fowl movie billboard
From animation to another offering to hopefully keep your kids entertained whilst your family is sheltering at home, the Disney adaptation of the Artemis Fowl fantasy novels. Again this movie was scheduled to be released on the big screen until the coronavirus came along and it will now premiere on the Disney+ streaming service mid-June.
Wrong Missy movie billboard
To keep you laughing this May, Netflix was offering up the dumb comedy, The Wrong Missy, starring David Spade and Lauren Lapkus.
Lovebirds Netflix film billboard
Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani's romantic crime-comedy, The Lovebirds, was also streaming on the subscription service this month after skipping its planned cinematic release in April.
Banana Split movie billboard
And it may have been released in March, but this vibrant billboard for the teen comedy, Banana Split, was still standing out in the skies of L.A.
AKA Jane Roe documentary billboard
In the world of documentaries, FX was bringing us a film about the plaintiff in the historical Roe v. Wade abortion rights case, AKA Jane Roe.
Natalie Wood HBO documentary billboard
Plus HBO's latest documentary was focusing on the life and career or Natalie Wood in What Remains Behind.
HBO Max launch billboard
There was a new entrant in the streaming landscape this month and that was HBO Max, offering up a mix of movies and television, from cinematic classics like The Wizard of Oz to pop culture sitcoms like Friends.
HBO Max launch billboard
Make sure you check out more of these HBO Max billboards inundating the quarantine streets and skies of L.A.

Music billboards
Lil Nas X Spotify Black history is now billboard
In the world of music, Grammy-winner Lil Was X was shining brightly in this Spotify billboard along Hollywood Boulevard.
How Im Listening Haim Spotify billboard
Plus the music streaming service was sharing how bands like Haim were listening to songs now, like hits from 2004.
Kehlani It was good until it wasnt billboard
Singer Kehlani was dropping her sophomore studio album, It Was Good Until It Wasn't, this May with this billboard.
Lady Gaga Chromatica album billboard
And after delaying its launch due to Covid-19, Lady Gaga was finally taking us on a wild trip to Chromatica, her sixth studio album.

As you can see there really were fewer movie and music billboards gracing Hollywoodland's cityscape.

Make sure you check out last May's movie and music billboards as a comparison, and stay tuned for more billboard round-ups from this month.

Try and stay safe and sane until then...

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Head-turning TV billboards filling L.A.'s quarantined May 2020 skies...

This May there was no shortage of TV show billboards filling the city skyline and helping to entertain people staying safe at home during this coronavirus pandemic. Here's a cool snapshot of the diverse TV billboards gracing L.A.'s lockdown streets and skies.

TV billboards
Ultimate Tag series premiere billboard
First up is this energetic ad creative for Fox's Ultimate Tag, an action-packed competition show based on the classic playground game of chase.
Celebrity Watch Party series premiere billboard
Next up is this colourful billboard for Celebrity Watch Party, which is based on the British series Gogglebox, and sees celebrities recording themselves and their reactions watching your favourite shows.
Solar Opposites series premiere billboard
Hulu was supplying the quirky animated comedy with this extension cut-out billboard for Solar Opposites.
The Great series premiere billboard
Plus the streaming service was offering up some historical comedy-drama chronicling the rise of Russia's 'Catherine the Great', with The Great starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult.
Normal People series launch billboard
Hulu's adaptation of Sally Rooney's 2018 novel, Normal People, was also filling the skyline with multiple ad creatives for the Irish relationship drama this month.
Hightown series premiere billboard
Starz was also hoping the turn heads this May with this special extension cut-out for its crime drama set in Cape Cod's Provincetown, Hightown.
I Know This Much Is True series billboard
HBO continues to attract big names for its TV series, this time Mark Rufallo to play identical twins in the mini-series adaptation of Wally Lamb's 1998 novel, I Know This Much Is True.
Perry Mason TV remake billboard
The Americans Matthew Rhys will soon be back on the small screen with a TV remake of Perry Mason.
I May Destroy You series billboard
Plus HBO will be airing the British drama starring Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You, about a woman who has to piece together her life after someone uses a date rape drug on her.
Giant Insecure season 4 billboard
Issa Rae was getting super-sized along the Sunset Strip for the fourth season of her low-key comedy, Insecure.
Giant Homecoming season 2 billboard
Meanwhile Janelle Monae was getting some giant-sized ad support as she takes over from Julia Roberts as the lead in Amazon's psychological thriller, Homecoming.
What We Do in Shadows season 2 billboard
FX's vampiric comedy, What We Do in the Shadows, was also enjoying some super-sized exposure this month for its sophomore season.
Barkskins series premiere billboard
National Geographic's historical drama, Barkskins, about immigrant wood-cutters in the late 1600s New France, was also standing out in a big way this month.
Snowpiercer series premiere billboard
From the past to the future, and the 2013 sci-fi movie Snowpiercer was getting a TV remake on TNT this May.
Hollywood series premiere billboard
Over on streaming giant Netflix, Ryan Murphy was reimagining a more inclusive Hollywood in terms of race and LGBT equality during Tinseltown's Golden Age in his new mini-series.
The Eddy series premiere billboard
Plus musical drama, The Eddy, was exploring the struggles of running a live jazz club venue in Paris.
Space Force series premiere billboard
And Steve Carell was heading to new heights in his timely new workplace comedy, Space Force.
Jerry Seinfeld 23 Hours to Kill billboard
In the world of stand-up comedy, Jerry Seinfeld had a licence to make you laugh with his new special, 23 Hours to Kill.
Hannah Gadsby Douglas comedy special billboard
Plus Australian comic Hannah Gadsby was back with a follow-up to her breakthrough comedy special, Nanette, this time named after her dog, Douglas.
Billions season 5 billboard
Over on Showtime, Billions was back with a fifth golden season of greed, corruption and one-upmanship.
Grant TV miniseries billboard
And for Memorial Day, the History channel was offering up a three-night mini-series about Ulysses S. Grant.
Twilight Zone season 2 billboard
It will soon be time to escape to The Twilight Zone for the sophomore season of mystery, horror and sci-fi from the rebooted CBS All Access series.
World of Dance season 4 billboard
Over on NBC, Ne-Yo, Jennifer Lopez and Derek Hough were back to shake things up for a fourth season of competition in World of Dance.
Americas Got Talent season 15 billboard
And Modern Family's Sofia Vergara was making her super-sized debut as the new judge on the fifteen season of America's Got Talent.
Shivering Truth season 2 billboard
Adult Swim's stop-motion animated comedy series, The Shivering Truth, was also back in the skies for a sophomore season with this trippy ad creative.
Holey Moley season 2 billboard
Mini-golf lovers were in for a treat this month with the second season of Holey Moley, with crazy obstacle courses to test contestants and entertain viewers.
Dont series premiere billboard
Plus in June Adam Scott will host a new game show on ABC from the mind of Ryan Reynolds, Don't.
Stay The FF Home Freeform billboard
Cable channel Freeform was also encouraging Los Angelenos to stay home in a fun way with these billboards this month.
first responders Thank You Live PD billboard
Plus A&E's reality cop show Live PD was thanking first responders on the front lines in this health crisis.

Make sure you also check out these other coronavirus-related billboards filling L.A.'s quarantined skies this May 2020.

Awards consideration billboards
Penny Dreadful City of Angels FYC billboard
At this time of year the skies are usually filled with studios campaigning for their Emmy hopefuls, but this Penny Dreadful: City of Angels FYC billboard is one of the few examples spotted at the moment, due to Covid-19 affecting the industry awards schedule and the fundamental lifeblood of Hollywoodland this year.
Marvelous Mrs Maisel s3 Emmy FYC marquee billboard
Plus Amazon Prime Video was campaigning for the third season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with another of these faux marquee billboards.

Make sure you compare this collection to last May's TV billboards and stick around for more outdoor advertising round-ups in the coming days.

Stay safe, be kind and wear a mask in public...