Adobe Creates Genius Clothing Line With Cliché Stock Photos

You can now own a shirt featuring "laughing woman eating healthy vegetable salad."

Stock photos provide us with endless entertainment. Whether the painfully staged images include women laughing alone with salad or Vince Vaughn doing regular office things, we simply can’t get enough.

Adobe, the company behind your constantly-crashing Flash Player plugin, has a stock photography collection. To promote their creative assets, Adobe has created a clothing line honoring hilariously bad stock photos.

Enter Adobe Stock Apparel. The limited edition clothing line features classic stock photography like “call center woman wearing headset” and “firm handshake between business associates” on tees and sweatshirts.

Ad agency Abby Priest came up with the idea to create 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,” said creative director Oskar Hellqvist in an Adobe Blog.

“Some stock images have earned their place in the history books,” Hellqvist added. “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.”

Unfortunately, the collection is not available to us mere mortals. Only enterprise customers who start a trial with Adobe Stock will be given the chance to order from Stock Apparel’s collection. But if you feel the desperate desire to wear a stock photo of women hanging out with turkeys, you may be able to make your own. When you download a stock photo, check its restricted uses. You’re probably able to print a stock photograph on a t-shirt as long as you don’t plan on selling it. If you do decide to sell the t-shirts, make sure you have an extended license.

If that sounds like a bit too much work, simply revel in the glory that is Adobe Stock Apparel’s clothing line. Take a look at the tees below.

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