A billboard by Actionaid India to fight homelessness.
"Garbage which was found at Redondo Beach (U.S.), august 21, 2005. was bound together on a billboard."
This has been sitting in my bookmarks forever, but I thought I'd put it out for the record: amazing street installations by Mark Jenkins. That is, it's art. See, we are not all about blatant commercialism here at Billboardom. Although it wouldn't hurt if the headless guy's clothes were branded.
These neon signs for Red Zones are so cool that I hope they are real installations and not print ads.
An outdoor mural for a rock climbing school. A few more pictures here.
An Indian poster for Sugar Free (sweetener?) painted with syrup that attracted ants. More on Ad Rag.
"To help people understand what they could do in their life, WWF [China] offered 20 tips on energy saving by presenting a puzzle game participated by school children at the ceremony, sending a clear message to the public that saving energy is simple and easy as "child’s play." In addition, a huge balloon, painted in black with words of "driving less and cutting CO2 emission" written on it, was inflated gigantically on spot after being tied to a car’s vent-pipe as a striking manifestation of carbon dioxide by automobiles."
-- ads of the world, wwf china
A bus shelter with curtains advertising something called Saturn, in German, which, if you can read it, will be handy on the site where it came from.
"Imagine a modern metropolis with no outdoor advertising: no billboards, no flashing neon signs, no electronic panels with messages crawling along the bottom.
Come the new year, this city of 11 million, overwhelmed by what the authorities call visual pollution, plans to press the "delete all" button and offer its residents unimpeded views of their surroundings." Flickr set, International Herald Tribute article
It's like the Delete art project coming to life: in 2005, two artists covered billboards on a Vienna street with yellow foil. See a panorama, read more.
A billboard for Rei detergent that apparently prevents your white socks turning pink by accident when your underwear bleeds in the washer. A few more pictures on Cerebro Criativo.
A great fit of an outdoor ad into the context of the particular situation. Labello Lip Balm, Germany.
Maryland authorities have put up some 30 billboards with famous criminals' names and sentences as part of "part of the Maryland EXILE program, which intends to curb gun use."
An artist defaced a Donald Trump billboard for a pop-culture jab. See the original here.
Wonder if the truck is part of this impressive installation. And its bourbon, right?
-- Maker's Mark
Gizmag writes about technology "that allows you to use lasers to put temporary graffiti on buildings from hundreds of feet away using laser projection."
A British chocolatier Thorntons created an 860 pound (390kg) pure chocolate billboard in London that was 14.5 ft by 9.5 ft large and made from 10 chocolate bunnies, 72 giant chocolate eggs and 128 chocolate panels. The billboard took three months to build. It was eaten in three hours. Pictures on BBC and Yumsugar.
Ford Billboard Made of Grass
This car is parked in front of a sex shop it promotes. The windows are covered with an inside wrap to show steamy sex the shop's customers (or managers?) apparently are having. Probably not in the US.
-- more here
Posters for Thai Health Promotion Foundation: basketball, soccer, golf (more on Adverbox).
A decal placed over the exhaust pipe to illustrate the effect of smoking. Clever.
-- creative criminal
Tough luck. Your luggage is on zero and is claimed by the airline. Very nice otherwise.
-- ads of the world
Dentist John Mullaly promotes himself with these ingenious DIY ads. (Well, not really DIY, but they could've been.)
Reynolds promoting its aluminum foil wrap with these outdoor placements.
-- frederik samuel
Beer coasters with a layer of red ink that's invisible when dry and comes out when moistened. Mumbai. Don't drink and drive. Doesn't look much like blood, though.
-- frederik samuel
How do you promote a launch of cold coffee? If you are McDonald's in Seattle, you seal it into ice cubes and leave them on the streets to melt.
Puma floated 2,000 helium balloons attached with golf shoes and clothes attached to them down Antwerp's busy shopping streets as well as taxi stands, train and bus stations. People who grabbed the stuff were instructed to visit Puma's website by the attached labels.
-- more on adrants