Greetings fellow How I Met Your Mother fans and those who love awesome motivational posters. It’s no secret that most of my visitors come here for information on Barney Stinson’s Awesomeness Poster. Many of you have also requested some of the other Motivational Posters from Barney’s office. I have also been working on several of the other posters (more coming soon, I promise!), however until then let’s talk about the Conformity Motivational Poster. In “Life Among the Gorillas” not only do we see the poster but we without a doubt know what it says because Marshall reads it out loud. It reads “Conformity, It’s the one who is different that gets left out in the cold.”
The original poster shows a group of penguins. However, I originally felt that a more accurate poster would only have 1 penguin (because it’s alone…try and keep up), well that and I couldn’t find the original stock. So for your enjoyment, I have made up a desktop version of the poster that can be downloaded from here. It is 1680 x 1260 and in jpg format. The photo in the poster is from Eli Duke (flickr page and homepage). Thanks Eli, hope it meets your approval! Download here.
In more recent days, the stock photo has actually been found by 3 different beawesomeinstead.com readers. Thanks all of you! Sorry, I dropped the ball but it’s cool I can count on you. Now the original conformity poster is available in a HQ poster size in the Be Awesome Instead store. I’ve discontinued the fan version but I’m leaving it down there as a keepsake…(feel free to say awww….)
other credits: penguin tour from flickr.
Great poster. Still, I think the group of penguins gets the message accross more effectively: it shows how conformity of the penguins and sticking together helps keep them warm.
Thanks for the compliment… I can see your point..but I feel mine shows the other side of that… “the one who is different”….
I dunno, I’m still looking for the stock photo… no luck so far. If anyone else finds it feel free to let me know!
I love it!
here is a pic where you can see the real photo used i have looked around a bit and this was the best i found hope you don’t mind i used your lay out
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/8144/conformity16801260az6.jpg new pic
arah…. I don’t mind you using my layout at all… I do like the pic you chose, though I still wish I could find the original. No matter, great work!
I wish they sell those posters at Marshall and Lilly’s website! That’d be legen–wait for it–dary!
@Klarney…I just published a post detailing the bulk of Barney’s office posters. Check it out: Barney Stinson Office Poster Collection.
Whatttttt… this poster should compliment standing out from the crowd. its like your saying, be like everyone else. what ever happened to dare to be different. what a let down this was.
Twink. While I agree with your sentiment, on the show (How I Met Your Mother) it was encouraging “being like everyone else”… this is just a fan version of that poster. Now If you would like something different then we can talk…I do design other posters for people (shameless plug) so they they may have their own version… either way…that for the comments and the swift kick in the rear, I’m sure I deserved it for something.
I love these! I’m going on cafepress to buy them but what about suit up? Can you make a poster for that? These are going to be AWESOME christmas presents!
What fonts are used in these pictures in general?
Is there a Photoshop template somewhere I can download an make my own motivational pictures?
Do any one know where i could find alla the Barney Stinson motivational posters. Have looked evry where but i can`t find them??
some answers and good news!
First off, thanks to a few of my readers for finding the stock photo! With that said now there is a new version of the Conformity poster in the store I’ll be putting up some other sizes soon. Now some answers:
@Twink… you missed the whole point but are right. That is exactly what the poster is saying. It’s from HIMYM, and that saying is EXACTLY what makes it funny. Never said I agreed with it though.
@Claire…suit up, is a poster on my list to make. Good stock photos aren’t cheap though.
@John Connor. no, no template. I make all mine from scratch.
@Daniel Johansson… There are quite a few in the Be Awesome Instead store info about the rest can be found in this post about the entire Barney Stinson Poster Collection, also I’m still working on making a few of them that we can’t find for purchase.
I know this might seem picky but I’m a stickler for detail and was just wondering about the border on the conformity poster in store. It isn’t actually that yellow colour in Barney’s office. Has this been done to avoid copywrite infringement and is it possible to get a poster with the right coloured border?
But apart from that, the posters great and I love it! Keep up the good work.
I was wondering which font you used in your Conformity poster (very very nice poster btw, I’ll buy it if the expedition fees to belgium aren’t to expencive)
First off sorry to everyone for missing their comments. Been too busy and the notifications have been getting sent to my SPAM folder!!!!
@NPHFan… Not so much copyright, I’ve bought full rights to sell the poster. The color can be changed I suppose. I jsut liked the color and could get a good read on what the original color was.
@Oligopolie – if you have troubles ordering let me know. Which font on which conformity poster? The poster like the one on the show or the original fan poster?
good poster i really loved it2
hey all, where can i find the original stock photo? i have searched it for a long time.. but i cannot find it. please help me
its not the original!!!
It’s not but you can buy the original one at the beawesomeinstead store … I just made the fan version available for download in case someone wanted an alternate.
It’s expensive…. I’m honestly embarrassed how much I paid for it