While the 2016 Geneva show was at its peak, Nissan was promoting the Juke on the other side of the world, in Australia.
Among White Night Celebrations, which is a “dusk ’till dawn celebration of culture and creativity” in Melbourne, two graffiti artists took on a “challenge” from the Nippon manufacturer to use two Jukes, wrapped in a special glow-in-the-dark skin, as a canvas for street art.
“Our initial impression when we saw the Juke was it had snake-like characteristics. The grill, headlights and long smooth lines resonated immediately with us. We decided to create a series of snakes that traced its shapes and features. We utilized negative space, so that the snakes were glowing, and everything else would be blacked out“, commented “Snake Hole” on his “Snake Wrap” Juke.
While the first artist was inspired the snakes when drawing on the subcompact crossover’s body, the second, Chris Le, wanted to depict the “Year of the Monkey“, from the Chinese lunar calendar. Thus, he decided to decorate his creation with “epic dragons“.
The 12-hour art and culture celebration in Melbourne gathered numerous participants who were allowed to get involved by drawing on the glowing canvas skin, using a smartphone light.