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The 5 Genres of Bob Marley Posters Everyone Had In Their College Dorm Rooms

In honor of what would have been the reggae icon's 69th birthday

Today would have been Bob Marley’s 69th birthday. To pay homage to the legendary Jamaican singer, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the artistic medium where Marley’s likeness most often appears: the college dorm room poster.

This list is not exhaustive because there are dozens upon dozens of varieties, but here are the five basic genres of Bob Marley posters:

1. Marley looking joyful, usually emblazoned with the colors of the Jamaican flag:

2. Marley looking joyful but slightly pensive, usually in black and white:

3. Marley belting out a song, passionately:

4. Marley getting his toke on:

Also popular in triptych form:

5. Marley showing off his soccer skills:

And for those who just simply can’t choose one of the many options:

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