Those HP Photo Printer Commercials ROCK!

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Is it wrong to really crank up the sound on TV every time that commercial for HP digital photo printers comes on?

I’m thinkin “No”… since I was flipping around the radio the other day when I happened upon the ACTUAL full-length version of that song. It’s pretty good, but I don’t really need a whole song of it. Just a few head-bopping moments do me fine.

Turns out it’s a 1968 tune by The Kinks called Picture Book. (And to think, I even told Jim: “Listen, hun! Those HP commercials have done so well, they’ve even released the entire song on the radio now. That group will probly be a one-hit-wonder.”)

Watch the full-length HP printer commercial yourself:

(…It’s the chorus that I like the best.)

Picture Book - HP Commercial

Special Effects In HP Printer Commercials

And I dig the effects in this commercial.

So much, that I invite you to view a couple more HP commercials where they “frame” real-life images as they happen.

I’ts just too, too cool!

Hewlett-Packard Picture Frame Advert

By the way, the guy (Francois) is the director of the ad campaign himself!

Turns out, the HP digital photography TV ads won “Campaign of the Year” from Adweek Magazine. I’m not surprised.

Keep your eyes on this site. Odds are, they’ll be tossing their newest commercials up there soon! They also explain how the special effects were created.

Out of the picture

What I Learned Today…

That they’re saying “picture book” in the chorus. I admit, I didn’t have a clue as to what they were saying, but I thought it was more along the lines of something like this: “Big John took… a picture of your mama… taken by your papa.” (Whoops!)

Guess that goes along with millions of others who are singing the wrong words to popular songs