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PelvicThunderThrust

I wonder if there is a room painted all Vanta Black.


Dont__Grumpy__Stop

I see a red door and I vanta paint it black.


sallothered

No colors anymore, I vanta to turn black.


Pun106

🎶I SEE THE GIRLS GO BY DRESSED IN THEIR SUMMER CLOTHES!🎵


EM05L1C3

I vanta turn my head until my darkness goes


sparkswoody

I see a line of cars and they’re all painted black


DCLexiLou

I see a line of cars and they're all vanta black


noturaverageguy1

Lmfao


ReformedPC

Yes someone made a video on YouTube https://youtu.be/p6q54q2iam8?t=2 here it is


toccata81

That’s cool. Now let’s put a sense deprivation tank in there.


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BluehiphopANON

I’ve always got the high pitch ringing of my ears to keep me company


CryptographerApart72

Loneliness is temporary. Tinnitus is forever.


jimmyjohnga

Wait does not everyone have a ringing in their ears??????


JRomeCoop

Only since covid.


bungeebrain68

I always have. It's really loud


GruntBlender

I think that's what they call the deafening silence. But no, allegedly there are freaks with no tinnitus.


ILEGIONI

Same!! Up high bro


takba

Gee thanks, I *was* having one of those brief moments in time where I'm not aware of it.


Puppyl

I sort of wanna try that but I sorta don’t wanna try that


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Puppyl

Despite knowing that that is terrifying i am going to make a bet that I could last double your time - 4 minutes.


mlstdrag0n

Sounds like a great place to sleep tbh


AccidentalPenguin0

You can try to drive me insane the voices in my head won't ever let me get lonely.


rtravisboyd

Action lab on YouTube did. Did a nearly perfectly white room as well. And an extreme glow in the dark one I think.


ITSJOEY

https://i.imgur.com/DmPruW2.jpg There’s a car painted vanta black 👀


witeboyjim

I fuckin like it!


SweetSpotter

Oh I love that!


-PatkaLopikju-

There is, if you walk back it looks like ur getting smaller instead of further away


smellybathroom3070

look it up its a thing, same with a room painted nearly eprfect white


Madman61

I was thinking about that too, it would be like walking into the void of space.


mzpljc

It looks like an oval was cropped out of the photo


ffnnhhw

I want to see what she is holding, why do they blacked it out?


keziahw

It's for our safety; gazing at something so dark can cause madness. Look at the poor scientist holding it--she's already beginning to question everything she's ever known.


Toomake

It's just a abyss, worst case is that your character.


TA_faq43

Until I see a video, I refuse to believe someone hasn’t just copy pasted a black circle. Edit: ok, thank you, enough videos! 😂


reagsters

[This video is pretty cool](https://youtu.be/CzW2Xqw7k6A)


tamal4444

thanks for sharing


SomewhatCritical

Saved. To be never watched.


reagsters

As is tradition


scorpiogre

Ok, legit question. If someone had body armor in the full black option. Would they be "visible" at night? Seeing as they would be darker than the night or am I wrong? I guess I'm curious if they would look like a predator when camo'ed and walking


Glyphilis518

Black as a color occurs very rarely in nature, especially to that degree. Most likely, it would have a similar effect as painting yourself pure red or pure white where you'd be primarily visible as an outline, but to a lesser degree as you wouldn't have the saturation to draw the eye towards.


ColeSloth

I heard that this was why the mitary no longer uses black combat boots. Feet were giving away locations when wearing camouflage.


scorpiogre

Gotcha! Thanks!


rookerer

Yes, and that is why camouflage very rarely uses actual black.


scorpiogre

I see. Awesome info


Randall-Flagg22

well they always say with sightings of 'shadowpeople' they look 'blacker than black', I've heard that phrase several times. Interesting!


Dont__Grumpy__Stop

> until I see a video. [Video](https://youtu.be/fg2x0L4YAuU)


jcable0

[Another one!](https://youtu.be/Ijf62Z5FDBo)


wrong_login95

I didn't see anything in that video.


RonSwansonsHernia

[void](https://i.imgur.com/mAOdnh3.jpeg)


jcable0

[This one showcases it a bit better](https://youtu.be/dQw4w9WgXcQ)


Fappy_as_a_Clam

I've never seen it in that application. I'm surprised this isn't more common, you'd think this would be one of the more obvious uses for it.


Silo-Joe

Boo to the stupid deal that granted an “artist” exclusive use of that paint in artwork.


weirdgroovynerd

Even worse, the artist, Wile E Coyote, only uses it in murderous plots.


No1Mystery

Bugs Bunny also uses it as a wormhole


i_like_2_travel

You deserve it but I can’t justify paying for it


Ok_Assist_3975

Road Runner should've patented it in the 70s


zzerdzz

I know some guy discovered some other rare color and made it free to everyone in the world except that artist Edit: not free, as pointed out. But def not available to that guy


OffendedByMyInnuendo

Stuart Semple, pinkest pink


froandfear

Yes, and he didn’t make it free to everyone; he allows everyone to buy it except a single person he doesn’t like which is pretty hilarious.


TerritoryTracks

And to buy it you have to sign a contract stating that you aren't Anish Kapoor (asshole original artist), are not affiliated with him in any way, and won't provide any of the pinkest pink to Anish Kapoor. Top level trolling


aiydee

And it gets better. Anish got his mitts on some and posted a picture of him dipping his middle finger in the pinkest pink and giving the middle finger to Stuart Semple. So.. Stuart Semple created "The glitteriest glitter" which was glass shards and sold that. Anish did NOT stick his middle finger in that.


Holiday-Wrongdoer-46

That person is the guy who owns the rights to vanta black.


thanatonaut

didn't he make a very black black, too?


Ranefea

Yup, and it's better than Vantablack, too, because Vanta is too unstable and expensive to be practical for most art ventures (it's used in application in defense and such, though). Blackest Black (and the others after) aren't truly as light-absorbing, but it's so close that it doesn't really matter, but can be easily obtained and safely used.


TheOriginalSneil

He made 3 blacks


TulsaBasterd

>clutches purse<


MrSoftServe1337

Bruh


Phlegm_Garlgles

crosses street<


pezgoon

Black 2.0


The_Limpet

Updated to Black 3.0 now. There's also Musou Black, made by a Japanese company that claims to be darker still.


NotAnAlcoholicToday

I have a bottle of Musou Black that i got for a painter friend of mine. Haven't opened it yet, but it says it absorbs ~99% of light. Also says not to put it on your body to become a ninja 😂


strippersandcocaine

I have never heard of this and now it’s my absolute favorite color


LeoPlathasbeentaken

Unfortunately [Kapoor got his hands on it](https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dezeen.com/2016/12/30/anish-kapoor-uses-stuart-semple-worlds-pinkest-pink-despite-ban/amp/) Also as others pointed out it was for sale not free.


InadvisableHorology

Semple is a bit of a crass capitalist, but he's not THAT crass.


shook_one

He didn't make it free to everyone. He sells it, for a profit.


explodingtuna

I believe he sells it for no profit. £3.99 for 50g, based on an article linked above.


StreetsAhead123

There’s a copyright on a color? What?


arealhumannotabot

No, the material. edit: and I don't think it falls under copyright but there ya go


StreetsAhead123

That makes a bit more sense. But really only a little lol


TopMindOfR3ddit

It might if he holds a contract with the patent holder or whatever, idk, but that sounds like something that sounds like something that happens, right?


Silo-Joe

There’s a person who was granted exclusive artistic use of Vanta Black. [https://news.artnet.com/art-world/stuart-semple-blackest-black-anish-kapoor-1452259](https://news.artnet.com/art-world/stuart-semple-blackest-black-anish-kapoor-1452259)


Medievalhorde

[https://www.the-black-market.com/musoublack-vs-black3.0-vs-vbx2/](https://www.the-black-market.com/musoublack-vs-black3.0-vs-vbx2/) A new king has since been crowned.


xdsagecat

“Vantablack to achieve its astonishing 99.96% absorption rate.” The other one is 99.4


Medievalhorde

You can't paint with it. It has to be sprayed on inside a sealed room with full protective gear on. The one that's paint grade is 99%.


Papaya_Payama

Thats the least artist artist in the world. Restricting creative freedom in art should be met with flung tomatoes.


ghanjaholik

he gets no reflection from me


Plastic_Cheesecake49

Yeah it wasn't a bright idea


Duncan_Jax

He's redshifted out of my horizon


Plastic_Cheesecake49

Lots of dark humor in here


Tootsieluv

Someone made a color that everyone in the world can have but this guy. #StayPetty


ShoebillJoe

The pinkest Pink iirc


Tootsieluv

Thank you[https://www.culturehustleusa.com/collections/powders/products/pink-50g-powdered-paint-by-stuart-semple?gclid=CjwKCAjws--ZBhAXEiwAv-RNLwAeuwcSTaNsyqfHyqJucBTAIZaYNIjZ45-dzCQXlmI9EjeJcAXrMRoCcJkQAvD\_BwE](https://www.culturehustleusa.com/collections/powders/products/pink-50g-powdered-paint-by-stuart-semple?gclid=CjwKCAjws--ZBhAXEiwAv-RNLwAeuwcSTaNsyqfHyqJucBTAIZaYNIjZ45-dzCQXlmI9EjeJcAXrMRoCcJkQAvD_BwE) **"This ultra-bright paint by Stuart Semple is available to everyone except Anish Kapoor! (who won't share his black!). This paint is available exclusively from CultureHustle.com."** It's even listed on there, lol


xalaux

Of course it had to be Anish Kapoor... dude is a hack.


Dionysusigma

"By adding this product to your cart you confirm that you are not Anish Kapoor, you are in no way affiliated to Anish Kapoor, you are not purchasing this item on behalf of Anish Kapoor or an associate of Anish Kapoor. To the best of your knowledge, information and belief this paint will not make its way into the hands of Anish Kapoor."


shook_one

No, there's a patent on a material, the company that invented the material decided to license the use of the material to one person.


TheOriginalSneil

It's a patented manufacturing process. Not a color, tone, tint, ink, or paint.


ScruffyScholar

To be fair, there are copyright on colours. [Pantone](https://www.pantone.com/color-consulting/case-studies) for example is issuing special colours it designs with brands to be unique. Examples include: Barbie’s Pink, Tiffany & Co.’s Blue, Cadbury’s Purple, T-Mobile’s Magenta, UPS’ Brown, and even both of John Deere’s Green AND Yellow. Another non-Pantone colour that is trademarked (and that I'm aware of) is Ferrari's various shades of Red, especially [Rosso Corsa](https://www.ferrari.com/ko-KR/magazine/articles/ferrari-colors-rosso-portofino-rosso-corsa-racing-red). So yeah, you can put a price on everything these days, just look at Taylor Swift trying to copyright everyday expressions because she decided to use them on her albums...


Gschu54

Important to note a lot of these are limited to use case. You can probably sell a shirt that's "Ferrari Red" as long as 1. You don't call it Ferrari Red or any thing derivative "car Rouge" etc. 2. You don't put a car or a horse or anything that could be viewed as related to Ferrari.


RabidRutabaga

CultureHustle.com is run by Stuart Semple, who makes their own "blackest black", as well as other "owned" colors, because how on EARTH can you own a color? You even have click a button that assures you are not Anish kapoor, or buying the items for him 😂


Belyal

THIS! Everyone go to this website and buy the better darkest dark color there is! FUCK ANISH!


GladiatorUA

You don't own a color, generally. They own a process of achieving that level of black, and it's not in any way simple.


ajtyler776

That’s just an ACME portable hole. Wile E. Coyote uses them all the time.


OMGitsTK447

![gif](giphy|1gWitAIjMgeYKT0LfD|downsized)


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bumjiggy

pretty sure you stole [this comment](https://old.reddit.com/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/xvlzk1/piece_of_material_painted_with_vanta_black_so/ir1orso/)


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Whatifim80lol

They're trying to create rectangular ones so we can have real-life nudity censor bars.


zomboromcom

r/dontstickyourbagofholdinginthat


KrayzieAlcohilicFlow

![gif](giphy|9P8I2qKWxNm3C)


MattKitten11

Dang, r/beatmetoit !


the_opester

His name is Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius. Put some respect on his name.


Whaaaachhaaaa

Fuck vanta black and Anish Kapoor. Long live Stewart semple!


CanadianJediCouncil

https://www.culturehustleusa.com


Dangerous-Fig71

This guy know what’s up.


ignorethesewordz

Both you guys know 🙌


jazzhandpanda

Bunch a Culture Hustlers!


sermer48

I think vantablack is more of a coating. It has to be sprayed on in order to get the carbon nanotubes aligned properly. I’d imagine the material is very sensitive to being touched so use cases are limited. Stuart Semple’s Black 3.0 is a decent alternative I’ve used in several paintings. It comes out looking like a velvet black hole on whatever you painted. It’s not nearly as strong as normal acrylic paint so if you apply it to something that flexes, it’ll probably chip off. Also, if you touch it the ultra-blackness fades a bit. With that being said, even black 3.0 is still pretty hard to apply properly. The varying thickness you get from a paintbrush can be visible(somewhat) and if the paint isn’t completely mixed you can see streaks. The method that’s worked the best for me is thinning it with water and then using a airbrush to apply thin layers. With that method, I’ve gotten close to the results in the pic. It’s not super cheap but I’d recommend it. I did a black hole on a wall and it looks like a hole got punched in it 😅


NinjutsuStyle

I bought some 3.0 and brushed a canvas and was disappointed. Maybe your technique is the way


sermer48

Oh. Mines probably 3.0 too. If your using a brush, I found using a bit extra and doing as much as possible at once helped. Maybe a thin base layer with a thicker one on top. If you have to do touch up later, it tends to leave streaks. Airbrushing is what took it from being kinda neat to actually pretty dope for me. I used it on a smoothed canvas and it’s like a slightly less black version of the pic.


StarandIcon

Im suprised no one has told the crazy story behind this paint and how there is ongoing conflict between the guy who owns blackest black and the guy who made the pinkest pink. [This video tells the story better than I can](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NzVmtbPOrM)


UnderTheCoverAgent

The blackest black vs the pinkest pink


StarandIcon

Goth v anime


CoCoMiX_666

It's so black. It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is... none... none more black.


Purple-Bat811

I can't believe nobody has asked this question. If you painted a car with this color, would cop radar work on it? Yes, I saw a comment about if you did this the car would become unbearably hot. Melt the interior and kill humans. This seems like a simple solution in theory. Just install the best ac system of all time. So if you could get past the heating problem, do you think cars would be immune to cop radar?


rookerer

I’m not sure how cop radar works versus like, air craft radar, but if it’s the same then it will still work.


alinroc

Radar would work, but laser might not.


lingh0e

Should have called it Hotblack Desiato, in honor of Disaster Area's stunt ship which was entirely black... and frictionless. Light just falls into it. >...the interior of the ship was completely black. There were black controls labelled in black, on a black background, with a little light that lit up black, which made it difficult to control the ship. The ceiling and walls of the swaying cabin were also black, as well as the seats, control panel, the instruments and the little screws that held them in place. The thin tufted nylon floor covering was black, and when a corner of the foam underlay was lifted up that was also discovered to be was black. Zaphod called it "one mother of a mover".


l_rufus_californicus

Always upvote *Disaster Area*. Even when Hotblack's taking a year dead for tax purposes.


Pavement_Vigilante

Perfect night camo


Cosmologyman

No. This is the factory where Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote get their 'holes' from.


wjruffing

That’s the same factory where they make not only black holes, but white holes, watering holes, rabbit holes, foxholes, donut holes, whole holes, half-holes, pie holes, cake holes, manholes, holes-in-one, and of course, A-holes - all at wholesale!


supersandwich123

Nah they just censored what she was holding. Fr though FUCK the guy the bought vantablack, my main artist with the black 2.0 is where it’s at.


b0dw1n

I can't see it, it's censored


heavyfyzx

Reminds me of that scene in Roger Rabbit!


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reagsters

[This video is pretty cool](https://youtu.be/CzW2Xqw7k6A)


redddd_it

Pretty sure someone just made this in MS paint


GratefulDeacs

I once saw a concert where they used a giant monolith painted Vanta Black as the backdrop. Soooo cool. Artist was Gesaffelstein.


K3yb0r3d

To bad they're not able to produce something commercially viable.


gnuoyidner

They did though. And Anish is actually forbidden to use it by the inventor. It absorbes something like 99.97 percent of all light verses vanta 99.99. Not kidding. Look it up. Same guy who makes the Pinkest pink. It's kind of a great story actually.


K3yb0r3d

I was under the impression the carbon nanotubes were too fragile to be used commercially but this appears to no longer be the case (although price will probably be a barrier). Would love to see it more mainstream!


shook_one

>this appears to no longer be the case It is. Culture Hustle produces a pigment, it is absolutely not the same thing as the patented vantablack material.


Herr_Klaus

> carbon nanotubes Health risk if inhaled. The company found a way to produce the color without nano tubes.


Ordinary_Farmer58

Look up Black 3.0


K3yb0r3d

Ty for that! A really good read.... https://www.culturehustleusa.com/products/black-3-0-the-worlds-blackest-black-acrylic-paint-150ml


shook_one

Might want to read about it from an unbiased source (aka not someone trying to sell you their paint)


rtravisboyd

Thank you


SilverInteresting369

Thank Anish Kapoor


ctconifer

Screw vantablack. The very underappreciated writer Gene Wolfe created the word Fuligin, the color that is blacker than black. This will always be fuligin to me.


rtravisboyd

This has been posted to death in this sub. There is blacker blacks that exist now, so I would love if people would stop sharing Vanta Black and supporting Kapoor. Thanks for coming to my TED talk.


DustyButtCheeto

You sure that's not a piece of salami again?


arealhumannotabot

Oh we're back to this one huh okay well I believe it does reflect some light, but it's diffused so much you don't really see it Alright, my turn in 2 hours!


Imaginary-Shirt-7752

I’m convinced Vanta black is an industry prank and they just photoshop it to look like this


PROFESSOR1780

Acme and the Wile E. Coyote have entered the chat


Rexxaroo

Fuck Anish Kapoor


Crabpeople-99

Obligatory "Fuck Anish Kapoor"


impyra

Why did they censor it


madonnaboomboom

Whatever she's holding must be pretty NSFW


pine_ary

Why did they censor it? I wanted to see what it looks like


lanpoxx2

who censored the object? i want to see it


impendingD000m

It's like how much more black could it be.. and the answer is none. None more black - Spinal Tap


mr_giray1

Thats my mind when its time for math.


Lana_Darkess

Yo why'd they have to censor it?


ChangsWife

Looks like someone filled in an MS Paint oval! That's incredible!


SaulGudbro

Be careful with that, lady. It’s my soul.


asianabsinthe

I'd wear this as a bathing suit.


Psychoacti

That’s so black, you would stand out at night!


silversonic_super20

Yeah, but it's impossible keep clean!


SL4MUEL

Obligatory fuck you to Anish Kapoor every time this is posted.


vegetable_boy12345

Legit at first I thought it was censored for some reason


I_THE_ME

"no light reflects" is very inaccurate. Just shine a flashlight at it and it'll reflect. There are videos of that on YouTube for those interested.


texturediguana

But why’d you crop it out though? /s


mynamegoewhere

"I've got a hole in me pocket" Sorry. (Boomer)


TirayShell

Invented by Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius.


Endthislie

Looks like I know what I’m painting my Batmobile


StarAStar1

I’ve got a hole in my pocket.


Magnetron85

Thanks Ringo


747ER

How come every time I see a photo of this stuff, it’s always censored?


tgucci21

Roadrunner is gonna be pissed when he finds out they stole his portal.


Kingforaday85

ACME Corporation at it again!


b16b34r

You can’t fool me, that’s an ACME hole


TheOriginalSneil

I'm unimpressed. My heart has the same effect without any costly processes. Show me the infrared photos. Also, Fuck Anish Kapoor.


CaptainBlau

Fuck vanta black, all my homies use Black 3.0


ComprehensiveSir4561

None more black


Slipstoan

So that's where all my DMs go


MysticMind89

It's like, how much more black could you be? None! None more black!


jumpinc

Why did you censor it?


042732699

Ah, finally getting that Acme technology


IncompententAdmin

Anish Kapoor can go fuck himself.


elilyndslove

I thought this said “Vecna black” and all I could hear was the Stranger Things theme song playing in my mind. Haha.


quimeau

Just started watching season 4 today


Waxed_Sasquatch

Of all the things I wish to see in person….northern lights, vanta black, maybe some other nsfw stuff


Hanginon

That's an "ACME" portable hole. I've seen them used in Road Runner cartoons and they're trickier than you might think. It's really easy to run head first into a cliff with them. 0_0


hootahsesh

Reminds me of Who Framed Roger Rabbit