Nissan creates glow-in-the-dark Jukeby Ben Hsu
Two "GlowJukes" were created for an Aussie art and music festival
Nissan has found perhaps the perfect use for the Juke's already funky styling: a canvas for even funkier glow-in-the-dark art.
Nissan Australia recently took a pair of new Juke crossovers to White Nights, a 12-hour, dusk-to-dawn, Melbourne-area art and music festival. The cars were first dipped glow-in-the-dark paint. Then two artist were invited to use black paint and markers to create what is perhaps the ultimate dorm room black-light poster.
Artist Chris Le used the glowing Juke to pay homage to a Japanese TV series called Monkey Magic, which was popular in Australia in the 1970s. He titled his illustration Journey to the West, the Chinese fable of the Monkey King on which the TV program was based.
The second team of artists, Josh Meyer and Josh Brown, call themselves Snake Hole. Perhaps expected, they drew snakes. "Our initial impression when we saw the JUKE was it had snake-like characteristics," Snake Hole explained. "The grill, headlights and long smooth lines resonated immediately with us."
Throughout the event, onlookers were encouraged to participate by using lights from their mobile phones to draw on the cars' light-absorbent surfaces. The project, of course, has its own hashtag, #glowjuke, if you'd like to follow along. Or, just watch the video below.