Crazy & Funny Billboards 2

Hundreds of photos of funny billboards and crazy outdoor ads
found throughout the world:

Superman Returns

… and ties lamp posts into knots.
Marketing Alternatif

BMW’s “I Can See Bridgeport” Billboard

From up here, I can see a BMW billboard.

Transparent Billboards for Amnesty International

Amnesty International put the transparent billboards idea to good use. Imagine the bad stuff happening in your own back yard.

Pink House for “Simple Life”

Our reader Gaga from Atlanta sent these great pictures in. Access Atlanta explains: “We’re told that the owners of the house are such “Simple Life’ fans that they agreed to the retina-punishing publicity stunt. On Friday, “Simple Life” PR reps even offered media types an advance look-see at the house, where pink lemonade was served up. A “blinged-out” dog contest was also held on the grounds.”

“HIV Positive” Billboards

More billboards from the campaign on Adverbox.

Giant Inflatable Bar by Smirnoff

The Smirnoff Ice Cube Inflatable Bar and Nightclub produced by Inflate.
— via coolhunter

Transparent Billboard by Nike


Giant “Lord of the Rings” Billboards

Good Gollum. More here. Somewhere in New Zealand.

Friday Special: Weird Sculptures

Today is my official day without advertising. Enjoy some weird outdoor art instead.
– A nice general compilation.
– A LiveJournal about monuments featuring otherwise-not-safe-for-work themes.
– Another LiveJournal with freaky installations of street furniture for children (all in Russian).

Fountain of Dishwashing Foam

Someone poured dishwashing liquid in a fountain for what seems to be a P&G or Unilever stunt in Ukraine.

Whiter Outdoor for Mr. Clean

The message: Mr. Clean (aka Mr.Proper) cleans the pavement well when someone is burried there. Good work, though. One Show winner.

Another Underwater Poster

Many years ago, My Favorite Copywriter and I were dreaming about going to Jamaica and opening our own ad agency that would be called “Outdoor and Underwater”. Looks like the underwater part is being taken care of. This one is a recruitment poster for the navy of Singapore. One Show winner. Here’s the one posted earlier for scuba lessons.

FedEx: Stairway to Heaven Billboard

Billboard for FedEx in Thailand. Winner of Times Asia-Pacific silver award.

Bus Shelters Converted Into Goals

— briefblog

— briefblog

Mini Underpass Billboard

A great execution for Mini next to an underpass entrance.
marketing alternatif

keywords: mini, underground, billboard

Basketball Hoop on a Billboard

A simple idea encouraging interaction with the ad piece.
— marketing post

“Luck of the Irish” Beer Billboard

This billboard for Smithwick’s beer is one of the more inspiring billboards that got Cannes Lions for outdoor this year.

Nike’s Rooney Billboard

A billboard by Nike in London, cheering English team that made it to the next round in the World Cup. This is Wayne Rooney, the soccer star. Read more at Fox Sports.

Soccer Billboards from Ukraine

Some football (yes, football) billboard madness from Ukraine, whose team is likely to advance into the next round.

Blackberry Outdoor

A cute outdoor execution for Blackberry, a bit like this ATM-like decoration for mobile banking.

Advertising 2.0

Roof Posters Put Smokers in Grave

An outdoor campaign for Cancer Patients Aid Association. More amusing than scary, I’d say.
frederik samuel

Huge “Goalie” Bridge Billboard

Keep forgetting to post this great billboard from Germany. More soccer stuff coming up.
Cerebro Creativo and all the entire net by now

Amnesty International’s “Locker” Outdoor

Amnesty International’s campaign to free prisoners (I guess). Cut-outs hidden in public lockers. Brilliant.
creative criminal

Mysterious “I Pooted” Billboard

A strange billboard spotted by a Flickr user; the ad brains on Adland say it’s Cartoon Network’s. Here’s another one in the series.

Mini Billboards, Part III
Marketallica brings us a few old but never forgotten outdoor executions from Mini that we neglected to include in our collection.

Kinko’s “White Out” Outdoor

So, first you paint the sidewalks with a yellow marker, then you try to fix things with a bottle of white-out.
Frederik Samuel

Underwater Poster for Scuba Lessons

“To promote a scuba diving course, the agency installed these posters at the bottom of Antwerp’s public swimming pool.” Copy reads, “Not deep enough?”
marketallica’s flickr stream via advertising for peanuts

Renault Check-Out Line

A check-out line in a grocery store decorated with a Renault car to demonstrate the latter’s spacious trunk.
— via AdArena

PETA’s “Human Meat” Campaign

Last year’s campaign by PETA in Providence, RI, featured containers with live people resembling packed meat.
Ad Arena

Lockpick Business Card

If we think about business cards as mini billboards, then here’s a very creative one that is made of a set of lockpicks.

Comic Strips Painted on Walls

This picture of a Citroen billboard is part of an amazing Flickr set about wall paintings based on comic strips in Brussels. Here’s the back story and a Google map mash-up that shows locations of each wall.
(thanks, Lieven)

Tough Jeans Outdoor

An outdoor campaign for Tough Jeansmith in Hong Kong, via Marketing Alternatif where you can find one other execution.

“Help Homeless Children” Scary Outdoor Campaign

This campaign by Grey Worldwide for “The Longest Night” aims to help homeless children to escape life on street. One of the eeriest executions I have seen.

Miniature Billboards for Miniature Antwerp

CoolzOr brings us billboards for the Miniature Antwerp City tourist attraction.

Billboard for Birds

This billboard for bird food was equipped with, surprise, bird food to attract birds and demonstrate the power of the product. See how it works at Advertising for Peanuts, and check out a similar one for dogs.

The “Wrong Job” Outdoor

This brilliant campaign is for those who need a new job and for those who think ATMs and coffee machines are powered by micro-gnomes.

— all over the internet, but see the third image in the series here

Labyrinth Billboard for DHL

A small ball travels from point A to point B and then (somehow) back in this 3D billboard for DHL in Amsterdam.

Advertising on “Under Construction” Signs

Undergoing a renovation, Cable Beach Resorts used their “under construction” signs to spread their message. From the portfolio of Marc Rapp.

“Beaming Oprah Goes to Auschwitz” Billboard

This is Auschwitz.

This is Oprah going there. How do you like them flames on the background?

Credits: Auschwitz pic, billboard pic. Thanks to Mark for the tip off.

“Benjamin Moore Paints” Billboard

If you work with Pantone, you’ll appreciate these billboards for Benjamin Moore Paints.

“Sucked In Blimp” Billboard

In the undying words of VW’s Helga, this {probably photoshopped) billboard “is definitely sucking”. Miele vacuum cleaners, via Frederik Samuel. Here’s another sucking one for Electrolux vacuums.

Russian “Don’t Play With Fire” Sign

“Be careful with fire in the forrest”, warns this charming handpainted Russian sign (which you need to click to enlarge).

Street Furniture Promotes Book Reading

Istanbul municipality installed this cute book-looking street furniture throughout the city as part of its campaign to encourage people to read books. In case you wonder about the content of the benches, our agent in Istanbul reports that the first installment includes famous Turkish poetry.
Yalcin @ Bigumigu

“Giant Chcolocate Bar” Billboard

Not a real choco bar, unfortunately, but very, uhm, sweet. Here’s a whole Flickr photoset if you want to zoom in.
— via advertising for peanuts < blogsome

Billboard for Smart Car

This South African billboard for Smart car is igniting all sorts of debates. Funny how they say “American nothing” since the car is made by DaimlerChrysler, the Chrysler part being, of course, American. Not to mention Clear Channel. Not to mention that when they try to get into the American market, some competitor will be glad to make this billboard known to the buying public.

“Antarctica Melting” Outdoor

An example of how to turn global warming into your sales ally, by a travel agency. Click image to zoom in.
— Blogsome and Spot Anatomy

“Dead Pedestrians” Outdoor

Babelfish translates the copy on these stickers roughly as “7000 pedestrians killed each year in Europe. Think about it when you are behind the wheel.” Wonder how many pedestrians die while trying to read messages on ads like this one.

Lego’s “Crane” Outdoor

Lego’s ad agency in Santiago (Chile) used cranes to hang giant Lego blocks. Very impressive. Previous Lego’s outdoor ads in Santiago include this billboard, and its giant bricks were used before, too.

“Elevators Renew Hair” Billboard

The sheer size of this billboard is awesome, but the coolest are the elevators, each demonstrating movement of a magic element that revitalizes the model’s hair. Found in Taipei.

“Skin Cancer Towel” Outdoor

On a beach, would you rather use this “please take care this summer” skin-cancer-awareness towel or this i-am-a-playboy-covergirl one?