i couldn’t find any phone background edits of just a bunch of fucken poes… so i made one myself. feel free to use if you like i might end up making a finn and rey one too cuz they’re amazing and its surprisingly fun making edits like these
okay so i think a lot about art in star wars (obviously; mostly the propaganda because i am that kind of person) but i like to think specifically about the kind of art that would have been produced in the wake of the first Death Star and Alderaan - which unlike the second death star, is probably a lot less easily covered up - because i feel like that kind of event would have had an impact on the collective psyche of the galaxy such that it would prompt someone - hell, maybe their were Alderaani artists or musicians who were not planetside when the planet went up like that, or at the very least, Alderaanian diaspora down the line - to create some kind of art to grapple with the fact of such an occurrence.
so like, what if at some point, someone composed fictional pamphlets and instructional videos that riffed off widely broadcasted Imperial propaganda and instructional videos, titled things like: ‘What To Do When The Empire Lands In Your Backyard’ (a satirical instructional manual on the protocol to be followed when the Empire shows an interest in ‘developing’ your planet - evacuation or death), ‘The Enemy On Your Doorstep’ (a satire on an old Imperial piece of propaganda about the Rebels recruiting, this one focused on Stormtroopers and impromptu Imperial search and seizure raids), ‘Is That A Moon Or A Space Station?: Detecting Suspicious Activity In Your Star System!’ (or, the signs that the Empire might be building a weapon of mass destruction in your star system).
and then things like songs that include snippets about recognizing air raid and curfew sirens, but are essentially anti-war songs, and the controversial single Attention Citizens which on the face of it appears to be a mish-mash of old Imperial instructions for evacuation in case of poison gas leaks or large-scale industrial accidents and chest-thumping Imperial propaganda, but opens with the lines attention citizens/we have just been warned/the rebels have landed and made contact/they must be exterminated/this is for the greater good/for peace, prosperity and the end of all war/you have two and a half minutes to evacuate - a scathing take on the destruction of Alderaan that is condemned as either ‘too exploitative’ or ‘needlessly provocative’ by wildly opposing groups of people across the galaxy.
but my personal favourite is the exhibition titled Entropy, commissioned by the the Committee For Galactic Disarmament as a memorial and was an installation of a Death Star, half melting, half bleeding over the viewer and surrounded by the hysterical screaming masses, ugly screaming humanoids and aliens and such, with elongated and melting faces and forms, sculpted in black and red clay. The only light in the room its installed in comes from lights installed inside the station itself, so everything is silhouetted by a dim red light. Once a day, at around the same time the Death Star fired on Alderaan, the lights flare until they’re a blinding, painful white, too bright to look at except through appropriate glareshades.