All things "chalkboard" are still the rage. And that style is very easy to create with white paint over black material. Just paint one coat or if two are needed, vary the application amounts so you get a streaky effect.
This is a special order pillow I created and painted for a young lady going on to college with an athletic scholarship. She'll use it to decorate her dorm and it will always be a reminder of her favorite bible verse.
What a great and unique graduation gift!