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Ian Cook - Pop Bang Colour - Episode 36

Ep. 36

This episode of Takona Tlks.: I sit down with Ian Cook, automotive artists best known for his painting with remote control cars. Ian has been a regular face throughout the automotive community, having done his live art at events such as the Silverstone Grand Prix, Goodwood festival of speed, and shows across the planet. We sat and chatted about all things pop bang colour, Ian's story, and what life is like as an artist.

You can see more about Ian and his work here.

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