Move Over, Bob Marley—These Are the Most Popular Dorm Room Posters Right Now, According to Twitter
Back when I was in college ten years ago ( *cracks back, hears entire spinal column disintegrate into dust*), it felt like everyone had some combination of the usual suspects on their dorm room walls: Bob Marley posters, tie-dyed tapestries, something involving Audrey Hepburn, or “Pulp Fiction” tributes. And based on what my older relatives and friends said, that had pretty much been the case for the past few decades.
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But times have changed, and the youths have pretty strong aesthetic preferences, meaning Mr. Marley may have fallen out of favor. Twitter user Caitie Delaney was curious what the popular posters are these days, so she asked—and the answers are actually kind of comforting to hear.
For starters, those funky tapestries of yore are actually still popular!
Whatever tapestry they could find on Amazon according to my sister— Bitch I’m a cow bitch I’m a cow (@ashleyshannu) November 17, 2019
And apparently, so is anything involving “Rick and Morty“.
Why you gotta do me like that pic.twitter.com/jzP9DNvNZN— Owen Peterson (@Owen_The_Actor) November 17, 2019
If you watch enough TikToks (how do you do, fellow kids?), you’ll see a lot of anime and LED lights in dorm rooms.
Watch TikToks. They’re like 30% dorm room voyeurism. I would say anime and led light strips are dominating.— ¯\_👓_/¯ (@exdli) November 17, 2019
Honestly, now I’m questioning why Bob Ross posters weren’t more popular back when I was in college.
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Although it seems that “Pulp Fiction” and “Animal House” are still holding on strong.
When I was an RA a few years ago the biggest repeats I saw were pulp fiction and the animal House one with Jim Belushi wearing the college sweater— The Actual Devil (@Satans_Stepdad) November 17, 2019
A few college students actually acknowledged Delaney’s request to share photos, and they show that superheroes and anything nostalgia-related are all the rage.
I don’t think these are the popular dorm room posters, but these are mine at this very moment. pic.twitter.com/xTaeHe3owG— Jonah Katz (@KatzJonah) November 17, 2019
Don’t think they’re popular, but these are in my dorm rn pic.twitter.com/rXzlWSOGLO— Mike Spinelli (@TVSPUMPSguy) November 17, 2019
But honestly, the best thing about the responses from actual college students is how much individual taste is valued when decorating dorm walls. It seems the kids truly are alright.
I love how the answers are like “these aren’t popular but they’re mine” which leads me to believe there are no generic posters like Fight Club but individuality is BIG in 2019 and that’s fucking amazing— Veronica (@MyPolishFace) November 17, 2019