"The Massachusetts state Outdoor Advertising Board has ordered Boston developer John Rosenthal to remove a billboard that sits atop a parking garage between Fenway Park and the Massachusetts Turnpike which shows George Bush's eyes and the phrase "Little Brother Is Watching," according to the Boston Globe."
-- Media Buyer Planner
One of these guys is real, but the rest are part of a fence decoration for BMW. More at Mighty Optical Illusions.
This is a billboard for nasal decongestant Sorine. The copy says something like "If congested, use Sorine". Very cool although the message takes some time to get through.
-- creative brain
A campaign for Playboy Argentina puts paparazzi in public showers and restrooms. Comparate to this campaign from Kellogg's that also transformed stall walls into something else.
Copy on the towel below reads, "I can be a March playmate" (source: Coloribus).
This is a from a different Playboy outdoor campaign, where they placed mirrors to get the upskirt metaphor going (source: Iconema).
And, of course, you remember this classic Playboy billboard in Germany.
Redecorated garbage bins placed near Starbucks outlets by a small competitor Draft New Zealand. More pictures at AdRants.
A billboard for something less fattening than something else via Marketing Alternatif.
Lovely concept, but I think there's something lost in translation in this outdoor campaign for Goodyear. The sign says, according to Coloribus,
(front) "Your vehicle has been towed. Call 0800 081-8181."
(back) "For sticking on the roads."
Interesting use of perspective in this "now you are fat, now you are not" billboad for SlimFast.
-- via Creative Criminal
I don't know if this is outdoor enough to qualify for Billboardom, but I only have a limited number of blogs and it's hard to imagine how this relates to the future of advertising or ads in computer games, so here.
Anyway, "a nude Britney Spears on a bearskin rug while giving birth to her firstborn marks a "first" for Pro-Life. Pop-star Britney Spears is the "ideal" model for Pro-Life and the subject of a dedication at Capla Kesting Fine Art in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg gallery district, in what is proclaimed the first Pro-Life monument to birth, in April. Dedication of the life-sized statue celebrates the recent birth of Spears’ baby boy, Sean, and applauds her decision of placing family before career."
All this comes from this site where you can get many other details.
Honey, I shrunk the kids! Feel like a kid in this oversized campaign prop for Disney's DVD Classic series, broght to you by Advertising for Peanuts.
A series of cleverly placed billboards for a martial arts school in Singapore. More at Coloribuss.
This painted Vaio that looks 3D by Julian Beever is making rounds today, so I thought I'd post a link to more of his amazing work. One other artist who is doing visual illusions is Kurt Wenner. And here's a blog about optical illusions in general.
Earlier on AdLab:
"Please don't speed near schools" poster placed on windshields. I guess people who see this one on their cars will give up driving altogether.
-- Ads of the World
Ok, so Bodies as Billboards site isn't really about billboards, so treat it as a public service announcement or something. The site's name has the word "billboards" in it, its slogan urges to "advertise for shit that matters", and I'm sure the guys at sexblo.gs (whether it's work-safe depends on where you work) who have been so gracious with their traffic will appreciate the pictures.
image: Moscow News
Who would've thought billboards pose such a threat to society. Over the weekend, a section of Moscow subway collapsed when some dudes were erecting billboard above it and damaged piles supporting the tunnel's roof (ABC story here). And last week a billboard in Toronto fell and injured a few people (AdRants, Torontoist). I need to put a disclaimer here urging you guys not to try this stuff at home, or else.
This is MAD, as in Mutually Assured Destruction. Cuba and the US exchange billboard jabs in Havana. Details on Fluctuat.
The interior of the new Airbus A350 designed by BMW. Love that sky on the ceiling. More here.
Yalcin from Bigumigu sends in this snapshot of a bus stop that looks from the inside like a McDonald's counter. Check out his site for another execution with french fries.
A very creative floor in what looks like an airport terminal. The only piece of info that Babelfish wrestled out of this Chinese site is that it has something to do with United Airlines. The same page also links to a set of images showing an airplane-themed redesign of an underpass.
Update (March 22): It's a public art project in Sacramento Airport. More details here.