SparkFun Poster

SparkFun takes a trip to South Park. Kinda.

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You might remember last year the SparkFun employees gave Nate (SparkFun Founder/CEO) a poster based off of the National Lampoon's Vacation poster. It was a token of our appreciation for a great year at SparkFun.


Last years poster - pretty epic, I'd say!

This year, we stayed in the same vein but took it a slightly different direction. You might know about the websites where you can customize your own South Park character. Well, everyone in the company created their own character and we made it into a "SparkFun version" of the South Park movie poster. And here it is - there really are no more words to describe what is going on here.


The poster in all its glory! Click for a side-by-side comparison with the original.


And the characters with their names (click on the image for full-size).

Thanks to all of our customers for another great year! Here's to hoping 2011 brings more awesome projects and products, and health and happiness to all. If you're ever in Boulder, give us a call to set-up a tour and check out the posters for yourself! Cheers!


Comments 37 comments

  • tiagofumo / about 12 years ago / 3

    I would not like to have an e-mail replied by this "chris taylor"
    3rd row, 4th colum...
    looks like he would tell me to f*** off lol

  • prakash / about 12 years ago / 3

    want to know something newer ................ than that of previous ones

  • sgrace / about 12 years ago / 2

    So why don't all of the SFE Employee Gravatars have their respective South Park character?

  • MTMentat / about 12 years ago / 2

    Is it just me or does the characters link bring anyone else to a page that simply displays the text "http://www.sparkfun.com/marcomm/Grid-2000px.jpg"
    Firefox 3.6.13 w/ AdBlock & NoScript (though, sparkfun.com's allowed)
    UPDATE: By the time I had posted this, it was fixed. Good job, guys, awesome poster/concept!

    • Jonbowen234 / about 12 years ago / 1

      Just a note the Chracters link under the poster still points to Grid-2000px.jpg instead of grid-1900px.jpg
      BTW: this brightened my day. I enjoyed it. But why is Bob Hunke naked?....

  • haha burrito lady made the cut.

  • Tejon / about 12 years ago / 1

    Anyone knows "El pipila" of Guanajuato Mexico? http://bit.ly/eplopF

  • Yay Purdue grads! Way to represent David!

  • JRMorrisJr / about 12 years ago / 1

    There's no Kenny's, but there's plenty of Eric's! INTO THE MEAT-GRINDER!

  • nedium / about 12 years ago / 1

    Where is "the keg"? "Special appearance by THE KEG" is still there, but can't see it. A copy-paste failure maybe?
    BTW, keg was it was really cool in the first poster...

  • Is Matt Stephens (r5, c4) the only Canadian? CMIIW, but I thought all of us have "flip-top" heads.

  • tstalcup / about 12 years ago / 1

    You should add a comparison of the generated characters with a picture of the person - since most of us don't know these people it would be interesting to see them in real life...

    • MikeGrusin / about 12 years ago / 1

      Most of them are amazingly (and a little frighteningly) accurate. For example, take a look at the real Charlie on this product page: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10137.

  • Azayles / about 12 years ago / 1

    I see Fran!
    I was emailing her over Christmas when one of my orders was delayed (stupid crappy British postal service >.< )
    Bless her heart! x

    • FOB / about 12 years ago / 2

      Glad to help Azayles, and glad the package finally got there!

  • tiagofumo / about 12 years ago / 1

    looks like everyone is in hell at the second poster lol

  • jakkjakk / about 12 years ago / 1

    To bad you can't sell them without running into copywrite issues. Could you give them away? Or make it so we could print our own?

    • Larius / about 12 years ago / 1

      I think you mean "copyright". In the USA, parodies like this are usually given protection under the fair use doctrine.
      IANAL

      • Member #105131 / about 12 years ago / 1

        Unfortunately the Fair Use parody clause only applies if the copyrighted content is the target of the parody. IOW, you can use/derive South Park-like characters to parody South Park, but you can't use them to parody IBM or in a political special.
        Fair Use protects the right to parody a work itself; it does not throw open the doors to use everyone's creations for any humorous intent. Frankly, I wish it did. (Not that many people let themselves be stopped by the current law, thank god.)
        I'm not a lawyer, but I've seen cases where parodists were told this by their own lawyers, after getting a C&D letter.

  • asselinpaul / about 12 years ago / 1

    Love the first one.
    Truly shows the epicness of this company.
    Keep up the good work folks.

  • straylight / about 12 years ago / 1

    I personally like Bob Hunke's.
    also: you guys needed to add a spark fun flag like the flag in the original.

  • end / about 12 years ago / 1

    If there was a video game with all those charaters where you had to solve all sorts of electronic and customer service issues, (with an interface like Scribblenauts), I would so play it. It would be awesome.

  • N.Poole / about 12 years ago / 1

    HAHAHA!
    ...That's great.

  • The personal touch of the South Park poster is great, but the first poster is BANANAS!!!!! It truly shows the sheer glory the is Nate. Do you sell copies?

    • KudaMuda / about 12 years ago * / 1

      I'm 100% behind this statement. The personal touch is great in a feel-good comedy kind of way but the Lampoon poster is the stuff legends are made of (though there could have been at least one explosion somewhere - to signify Free Day and all). Awesome jorb both times!

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