Replace your car tax discs with an artwork

The likes of Sir Peter Blake, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and more have created artworks from the now-obsolete tax disc.

In 2007, car-maker Vauxhall commissioned a series of artists to create works on car tax discs, as part of the firm's sponsorship of the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair. Despite the government phasing out the real discs, the artworks are still available to prevent you being stuck with an unsightly sticker mark on your windscreen.

Each work is available in a series of 500 for £40 each.

Artists who created works for the project include Sir Peter Blake (work shown here), Gavin Turk, Pam Hogg, Mat Collishaw, Sarah Lucas, Jessica Albarn, Gary Hume, Ian Dawson, Abigail Lane, Ian Monroe, Matthew Barney, Don Brown and Georgie Hopton.

As with traditional tax discs, the printed paper works sit inside plastic holders that stick to any glass surfaces.

The government has removed the requirement for cars to have tax discs with an online registration system created by GDS, which is monitored using the numberplate recognition cameras already installed around the country (and by the police). However, the system has had some major teething problems.

Image: Sir Peter Blake's tax disc.

Image: Gavin Turk's tax disc.

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Image: Pam Hogg's tax disc.

Image: Gary Hume's tax disc.

Image: The packaging for each disc.

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