This WWF billboard uses an awning (a cover, sort of) to cast a shadow that rises throughout the day as the sun moves. If you are reading this on a feed reader, come see the video of the billboard in action.
Here's another billboard that similarly uses sun and shadows and a lot of aluminum pegs to advertise sunscreen. And another sun-shadow billboard for Volkswagen.
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Coloribus: "Fido, a Canadian wireless provider, created the billboards in conjunction with Bos, Toronto to celebrate the holiday season and promote wireless video calling. They feature a man and a woman each projected onto separate buildings. Initially both are static and then suddenly the young couple begins to interact with one another as video is projected onto the buildings."
Here's another video of the billboards shot by a passer-by.
Love this collection of retro billboards -- and they are for sale, too.
This billboard probably says something like Welcome to Fenway, but it is in Japanese.
A billboard for Peugeot in Denmark facing workers on the scaffolding, saying "For Builders and Other Hard Working People".
More of a decal than a billboard of a guy working inside a vending machine. You think you got shitty job?
Another great billboard for MINI from Canada, winner of 2007 Bronze Cannes Lion for outdoor.
Other great work for MINI:
- Outdoor for MINI in Germany
- Yo-Yo-Like Billboard for MINI
- Mini Underpass Billboard
- Mini Billboards, Part III
- Boobs Painted on MINI To Advertise Something
- MINI Slides Off Billboard
- Another Billboard for Mini
- Mini Billboards, Part II
- Bathroom Poster for MINI
- Mini Billboards, Part I
- Worker Falls Off Billboard For Mini Cooper
A solar-powered billboard for NEDBANK in South Africa won an award at Cannes Lions earlier in 2007
"Pacific Gas and Electric's new solar-powered billboard, just off Interstate-101 in San Francisco. The placard generates enough energy to power the household of a family of three to four people during the day." LiveScience, Curbed SF. Unveiled on December 4, 2007.
That giant face of Col. Sanders that KFC laid out in a desert a year ago can now be seen in Google Maps and Google Earth, which kind of answers the question about how often the satellite images are updated. The annotations people attach to locations in Google Earth are lovely, too.
See the video about how the face was built (via Google Earth Blog):
This German campaign against drunk driving gives a new meaning to the word joystick:
"The Piss-Screen (the site's dead) is a pressure-sensitive inlay for urinals. The game is displayed on a screen above the urinal. We designed a driving game in the style of Need for Speed." The game would end with a crash and display a message to the effect that the player should take a cab home.
There was one other game art project with the similar input mechanics last year, only then the display was inside the urinal.
Anyway, here's a video of the gameplay:
Clever ad people in China created a billboard with a giant butt on it and placed it above drainage pipes. Ads of The World has more.
Three billboards (one more here) for the Naval Museum of Alberta, Canada.
A billboard on the facade of the Computer Game Museum in Berlin that looks like a level of Donkey Kong game.
-- marketing alternatif
A live event in Portugal by MTV against women trafficking with celebrities standing in the billboard.
The Bad Billboard Project wants to change the world: "I see billboards that are unreadable, outdoor advertising that makes me less likely to buy something from the advertiser, and only once in a while a billboard that works. But rather than going on a rampage and burning down the offensive tripe, I can now just blog about it and work out my frustrations with no harm being done other than the potential embarrassment to the advertisers."