I don’t think most people are interested in t-shirts featuring awful stock photos plastered across the front, but if you’re one of the strange few, you’re in luck because Adobe Stock Apparel has an entire collection of them.
The company recently approached Swedish ad agency Abby Priest to set up a campaign to highlight the newer, less cheesy stock images. Abby Priest responded to the request with a cheeky idea: create a limited-edition clothing line featuring infamous stock photos to emphasize just how different the new images are compared to the old.
In a Q&A on the Adobe site, Abby Priest creative director Oskar Hellqvist said this about the clothing line:
“We wanted to pay tribute to what has been before, and then take one last glimpse backwards, before we leave it all behind and move into the new age. […] Some stock images have earned their place in the history books—classic motifs that have been overused and established as hilarious clichés, known, loved, and/or hated by all. …Turning them into a limited-edition clothing line is our way to salute them and an attempt to create something disruptive and unconventional in the genre. The creative community already shares the knowledge and power/humor that is embedded in these images. Hopefully it’s something that they will enjoy and wear.”
Unfortunately, the shirts are not available to the public, but I’m sure you could get your own printed if you really wanted one that badly.