Did you spend 20 minutes (like we did) trying to work out WTF you were looking at when you first saw the above video? The worlds blackest material AKA that character is yet to be unlocked, is now available as an acrylic paint. Well… sort of.
Remember ‘???’ THIS CHARACTER IS YET TO BE UNLOCKED. Well you can now have your very own unlocked character fun!
The ongoing saga over the artistic rights to Vantablack, the blackest black on the planet, continues. As a quick refresher for the uninitiated, British artist Anish Kapoor has exclusive rights on being able to paint with Vantablack, which was created by British company Surrey NanoSystems.
As a retort to this, another British artist, Stuart Semple, created what he calls “the world’s pinkest pink,” along with the “most glittery glitter,” and made them available for anyone to buy—except Anish Kapoor. Kapoor, to his own credit, got his hands on the pink, and goaded Semple with an Instagram pic.
Now, with the recent release of Vantablack 2.0, which is the world’s newest blackest black, Semple has released his own newest blackest black. Called Black 2.0, Semple calls it “the most pigmented, flattest, mattest, black acrylic paint in the world.” Much like Vantablack, it’s able to turn 3D surfaces into flat-looking holes, but it’s not quite got the staring-into-the-abyss qualities of the original. (Or the laser-eating capabilities of Vantablack 2.0, which the researchers at NanoSystem have said is “so black that our spectrometers can’t measure it!”) – Some text from VICE.