H-P Bites The Hand

Posted by Rob Walker on July 27, 2006
Posted Under: Advertising,The Designed Life

An item about Hewlett-Packard paying for placement in, of all things, a Jessica Simpson video (oh yeah, that’s cool) mentions that a guy in the video at one point holds some H-P gizmo in such a way that it “flashes H-P’s new hand-shaped logo on the back.” I haven’t seen the video, of course, but this reminded that H-P’s recent print ads have included a hand graphic that looked suspiciously familiar. A moment with Google brought me to this guy, who evidently had the same thought (and this guy, who thought of it earlier). Here’s the side-by-side graphics offered by Guy Number One:

Further diversion may be found at MKTG Tumblr, and the Consumed Facebook page.

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