While many people yearn for the simpler times of their youth, there are a lot of advantages to getting older. But before you hit the legal ages for drinking, voting and marrying, there’s one simple pleasure that high-school seniors can enjoy: driving. Of course, this introduces its own set of complications, such as where to park your car at school. Thankfully, some schools have designated parking spaces for their senior students – and the coolest ones even let them paint their spots. Yes, these veritable works of art ensure that these kids will never forget where to park.
Two buckets of pink paint later, this girl’s parking spot is a beautiful gallery of roses. A lot of painstaking effort must have gone into this design, but it definitely paid off.
We’re not sure why this girl seems so obsessed with Elvis, but there’s no denying the wondrous intricacy of the floral design above. To some, painting a parking spot might seem pretty lame, but when the result is as good as this, it’s little wonder that it’s such a hot trend.
It’s thought that the tradition of painting parking spots may have originated at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida. Apparently, seniors there have been decorating them for years, turning the entire parking lot into an awesome mosaic.
For instance, some high-school seniors paint their parking spots with inspirational quotes, like the one here. After all, there’s nothing like a bit of morning motivation to make you ready for the day. Until you cover it up with your car, that is.
This awesome spin on Adventure Time might be looking a little worse for wear, but the majority of the amazing artwork is still intact. There’s no way of knowing how long this took, but we bet it was a fair while. Points for dedication, then.
Okay, so this might not be the most accurate picture of everyone’s favorite Futurama crustacean, but the reference is so brilliant that we’ll let it slide. After all, who doesn’t love a bit of Zoidberg in the morning?
Who knew the Class of 2017 had so many artists? If these kids aren’t majoring in something creative, their talents are clearly going to waste. This incredible design is an awesome legacy for Rachel to leave behind (at least until it gets covered up by next year’s student).
We get the feeling Elizabeth is something of a Harry Potter fan. That would explain the awesome “Marauder’s Map” design she’s painted over her parking spot, after all. The details are amazing – right down to the font and the footprints.
The Calvin and Hobbes comic strips are full of life-affirming quotes, so it’s easy to see why this senior chose one for his parking spot. It’s also brilliantly relevant: every time he arrives, he’ll have figured out where he was headed. Which is to say, school. Okay, so maybe that isn’t the point…
Not everyone opts for a reference or quote, of course. Some people just like truly beautiful artwork, like the girl behind this brilliant parking spot. She’ll definitely be making waves in the future.
Comic-book fans should be able to instantly recognize this super design. We daresay it must have taken some real effort to fully assemble this masterpiece, but the end result is truly marvelous.
A simpler effort, for sure, but one that’s still awesome. After all, who doesn’t love Spongebob Squarepants? Like most kids’ shows, it’s full of jokes for all ages. So this senior probably just wanted to show his appreciation.
This girl might need a few more English lessons, and less time listening to Drake, but that’s just the grammar pedant in us speaking. Besides, the missing apostrophes are simply an awesome homage to the album cover for the rapper’s 2015 record, If Youre Reading This Its Too Late.
This guy’s clearly getting a head-start on mastering the art of the dad joke with a meta one of his own. It works on so many levels; after all, he is technically a “senior” now. Even if it’s only a high-school senior.
Playing “spot the hippie” in this school’s parking lot has just been made a hundred times easier. The wonderful colors and retro font of Madi’s design should win her a lot of fans among the parents, however.
The classic 2004 comedy Napoleon Dynamite might be ancient news to the Class of 2017, but that hasn’t stopped this senior from busting out some amazingly accurate artwork. And let’s be honest – what high schooler can’t identify with the socially awkward teenager Napoleon?
There’s nothing subtle about this design, but that’s exactly why we love it. The inspirational quote is a great reminder to any high-school student – or anyone at all, really – and the flowers decorating its border are beautiful.
With a name like Reece, there was only ever going to be one option when it came to decorating her parking lot. That’s not to take away from the awesome effort she’s put into realizing the idea, of course. This homage to the chocolatey, peanut butter deliciousness of Reese’s is perfect.
This adorable parking spot isn’t just a fantastic piece of art, it’s also a wonderful tribute to the family pet. The girls even brought their golden retriever along to see it for itself. We bet that’s one happy dog.
Painting your parking spot is a great way to show off your personality, hobbies and interests. And this girl has done just that with her biblical reference. Thankfully, she’s also remembered to make it pretty, too, with an awesome floral pattern.