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  • Writer's pictureArthur Ball

Rebel Scum Remover: a Tear Poster


Tear Posters are part art and part advertisement. At least mine are. They are meant as semi-destructible works of street or public art that offer multiple viewers the chance to take part of the art with them. I got the idea for this from a comic book cover. (I wish I could remember the title.) The cover integrated the main character and a popular brand of laundry detergent. It was a beautiful mix of storytelling and consumer advertising. If you ever saw Star Wars, Episode VI, Return of The Jedi then you know this is inspired by a Quote from an imperial officer after he catches Han Solo. I tried to add as many little Star Wars references as possible to this poster. The serial number on the front is the date Star Wars was first released 5/25/1977. I even mention those awful Midi-Chlorians...

The bottle and cleaner color is modeled after Darth Vader's Lightsaber.

The tear tags are meant to be fake little coupons for free samples, like the kind you get in the mail for detergent.


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