It’s that time of year when college students near and far are settling back into their dorm habitats. Although there are some exceptions, there is one dorm decoration that seems to have been resurrected from one generation to the next since the 1960s -- the poster.
We all love to wax nostalgic about our supposed wonder years, but HuffPost Arts & Culture thought we’d take a different route. Let’s exclude the Biggie Smalls posters, the Bob Marley photo collages, even the beloved Abbey Road album art... instead, we’re focusing on those iconic paintings and drawings that all college students seem to love.
And so the question remains, what do your dorm posters say about you?
Take a look through the slideshow below to see the most cliché dorm room prints and be sure to let us know what famous paintings peppered your dorm room walls in the comments section.
You don't quite know how to tell people you're a murderer. "The Scream" by Edvard Munch (1895) (AP Photo/Sotheby's Auction House)
You had a scrapbook devoted to your roommate. "Bouquet of Sunflowers" by Claude Monet
You only date Asian women. "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" by Hokusai (1832)
You've never been kissed, let alone had sex and this poster is a sad, sad reminder of that. "The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt (1908)
You've never actually stepped into a museum. "The Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh (1889)
You stored your pot in a hollowed out copy of “On the Road.” "Relativity" by M.C. Escher (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Relativity-Poster-Print-Escher-22x26/dp/B000EID3IO/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1348071946&sr=1-1&keywords=m.c.+escher+relativity+poster">Via Amazon</a>)
You slept with the TA but she failed you anyway. You dropped acid for the first time in college and shared a really deep moment with a tree. "The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dali. (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Salvador-Persistence-Memory-Border-Poster/dp/B000XBHY8C/ref=sr_1_2?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1348071852&sr=1-2&keywords=the+persistence+of+memory">Via Amazon</a>)
You didn't defecate in the shared bathroom at any point in time during your four years of college, did you? "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" by Georges Seurant (1884) (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Sunday-Afternoon-Island-Grande-Georges/dp/B005WDLAJK/ref=sr_1_2?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1348072046&sr=1-2&keywords=Sunday+Afternoon+on+the+Island+of+La+Grande+Jatte+-+Georges+Seurat">Via Amazon</a>)
You never really listen to The Velvet Underground.
You went abroad to France and remind everyone of this constantly. "Le Chat Noir" by Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Tournee-Theophile-Alexandre-Steinlen-Art/dp/B0040C570W/ref=sr_1_11?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1348071463&sr=1-11&keywords=Théophile+Steinlen%C2%92s+advertisements">Via Amazon</a>)
You frequently post motivational quotes on Facebook and each time at least one of your friends imagines you dying a violent death. (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Carry-Motivational-Art-Poster-Print/dp/B00276KEXS/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1348071377&sr=1-1&keywords=keep+calm+and+carry+on">Via Amazon</a>)
You wrote your senior thesis about the intersection of Foucault and Chomsky in modern Namibian liminal rituals. (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/24x36-Jackson-Pollock-Silver-Poster/dp/B001BXUTK6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1348069646&sr=8-2&keywords=Silver+on+Black+pollock" target="_hplink">Via Amazon</a>)
You were third-string goalie of the women's soccer team. (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Farbstudie-Quadrate-c-1913-Wassily-Kandinsky/dp/B000YIYX92/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1348069894&sr=1-1&keywords=farbstudie+quadrate" target="_hplink">Via Amazon</a>)
You went to several workshops on campus about "finding your pearl." (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/25x28-Georgia-OKeeffe-Poppy-Poster/dp/B0030JMVDM/ref=sr_1_4?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1348069790&sr=1-4&keywords=Red+Poppy+okeefe" target="_hplink">Via Amazon</a>)