British artist with exclusive rights to use Vantablack pigment is forbidden to buy Black 2.0 pigment


#21

Hmm - keep me in mind, even in a PM, on how it worked. I think my hat is a felt… fabric is a crepe. My cloak cost some money. So did my suit, but it is old… I could use a new one… Or just find one at a thrift store. The cloak though has red satin on the inside, so a dye wont work…

Good luck with your project.


#22

I’m not going to support vandalism, and the particular incident you cite is terrible.

Still, at least the idea of someone painting over Kapoor’s use of his exclusively licensed super-black pigment with a different, equally super-black pigment, in a manner undetectable to the naked eye, would be amusing.


#23

Shepard Fairey would be proud.
Obey.


#24

Well yeah.


#25

Missed that somehow, not at all an intentional reference, and thanks for pointing it out so I could clarify here!


#26

Thou black-hearted rogue!


#27

I’m not sure this ban will hurt the guy who has the world exclusive rights to the blackest black much.


#28

No one posted this?


#29

Every time I see a story about scientists trying to create even blacker materials, I shake my head. Face it folks, back in 93, THIS was and is, the blackest thing ever:


#30

Black 2.0?

So what they saying is:


#31

#32

Well, I’m going to patent the black of a black hole. It’s so effin’ black that nary a photon escapes to register in yer wee rods 'n cones!


#33

#34

One gets the impression that ‘plays well with others’ is not on his list of objectives.


#35

Still emits though. But mostly in ELF. Damn Hawking Radiation, ruining my pristine black.


#38

No one’s done one this yet? Seriously?

EDIT: @TheGreatParis beat me to it, and I utterly failed to notice. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.


#39

Possibly my favorite fact in all the world is that Hotblack Desiato is a real person.

Bonus link - the page above with the picture of HD’s storefront led me to this, the best jargon generator I’ve ever encountered: (press the button at the top of the page)


Steve Bannon digs the occult
#40

“___________” is the new black.


#41

Or this…

@lolipop_jones

“Orange 3.1 is the new Black 4.2”


#42

Paint what black? I don’t know what you’re talking about.