Glow-In-The-Dark LEAF Breaks Guinness World Record Title For Largest Glow-In-The-Dark Painting

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A Guinness World Record for the Largest Glow-in-the-dark painting has been broken by Nissan. They used their Glow-in-the-dark Nissan LEAF to paint a 207.68m2 self-portrait of the 100% electric car.

The painting is the front of a Nissan LEAF and was created by maverick motoring artist, Ian Cook of Popbangcolour. He usually works with smaller radio-controlled cars so Ian was quick to accept Nissan’s challenge to work on a life-sized project.

He used the full sized Nissan LEAF to spread strategically placed pools of glow-in-the-dark paint across a canvas with its wheels creating the image.

The attempt was overseen by official Guinness World Records adjudicator Fortuna Burke and awarded the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title on 20 March 2015.

It took more than 61 hours to create the painting and it used more than 60 litres of uminous acrylic paint, on a giant PVC coated canvas.

The innovative paint applied to the Nissan LEAF absorbs UV energy and other visable radiation during the day and then glows between 8 and 10 hours at night.

“This has been one of the most challenging paintings I’ve ever been asked to create – but it looks fantastic” commented Cook.

“The full-sized glow-in-the-dark Nissan LEAF is one of the more extraordinary things that I have used as a painting tool.”

The Nissan-backed painting beats the previous record of 164.6m² (1771.73 ft²) set by Saint Lucas, in Eindhoven, Netherlands, on 23 January 2014.

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