Have you ever noticed that every college student ever seems to decorate their dorm room with the exact same posters? Apparently the moment we move out of our childhood bedrooms, we’re at such a loss as to how to fill up the blank, cinderblock expanse of our new digs that we just do what everyone else before us has done, whether it’s kissing the war goodbye, walking across Abbey Road, or keeping calm and carrying on. Not that there’s anything wrong with that; indeed, once you graduate, you’ll probably decide you’re old enough now to be above using posters as wall art. Embrace these days while you can, for soon they shall be gone, like so many French fries from a dining hall plate.
But you know what? You can do better than the same old, same old you’ll spot on all of your neighbors’ walls. So here — we designed better dorm posters for you. Take a couple of classics, mash ‘em together, and voila! Something new and exciting that no one else on your hall will have! Even better, if you’ve only got one spot left and you’re torn between hanging one poster or another, you don’t have to make an actual decision. Just hang ‘em both up and call it a day.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go find some blu-tack. And also some Goo Gone, because no matter what it says on the package, that shit will leave a mark. Pro tip, incoming freshman.
Illustrations: Caroline Wurtzel/Bustle
Beer Pong plus Muhammad Ali equals…
For the dudebros out there.
Beer Pong Hero
He’s like the Jukebox Hero, except he’s got red Solo cups in his eyes instead of stars.
Animal House plus Breakfast at Tiffany’s equals…
Two classic movies. Which do you pick?
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Animal House
Sheet togas have never been classier.
Pink Floyd plus Andy Warhol equals…
It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a college student in possession of a Pink Floyd obsession must be in need of some Andy Warhol.
The Dark Side of Andy’s Wall of Fantasy
It’s a strange and magical place.
Abbey Road plus Woodcut Wave equals…
Paul isn’t dead, you guys. I promise.
Ride the Abbey Wave
Le Chat Noir plus The Breakfast Club equals…
Never get between a cat and his breakfast.
Le Club du Chat Noir et la Petit Dejuner
What? You’ve never heard of it? OMG, you guys. It’s my favorite art house flick. Also, I’m way cooler than you are. Just sayin’.
Keep Calm plus Pulp Fiction equals…
Jules is all about keeping calm in tense situations.
Keep Calm and Say “What” Again
I dare you! I double dare you!
Marilyn Monroe plus Bob Marley equals…
A college dorm room triptych.
The perfect compromise for polar opposite roommates.
Kissing the War Goodbye plus Andy Warhol equals…
Wait for it…
Kissing the Warhol Goodbye
Sorry. I’m so sorry.