Darker Than Dark: The New Blackest Paint Available (Unless You're Artist Anish Kapoor)

February 11, 2019

This is the already funded Kickstarter campaign for Black 3.0, the world's new darkest black paint created by a team led by artist Stuart Semple. A 150ml bottle will cost you about $32 through the campaign, unless, of course, you're artist Anish Kapoor. For those unfamiliar with the two artists' feud, basically back in 2016 Kapoor obtained exclusive rights for the artistic use of Vantablack, the previously blackest paint, and Semple thought that was unfair. Semple then created the brightest pink paint pigment ever and made it available to everyone but Kapoor, but Kapoor did his hands on some, and snapped a shot of him flipping the bird after dipping his finger in it. Fast forward to today, when I question whether two grown men who spend so much time, effort and money concerned with who can or can't use a gimmicky black paint are even artists anyways. I'm just saying, it doesn't take the world's blackest black to paint a tasteful nude.

Keep going for the Kickstarter video. And FULL DISCLOSURE: yes, I did buy a tube.

Thanks to Aaron, who agrees the blackest black ever has been and always will be the color of an ex's heart.

  • Not many dudes can pull off that plunging neckline, but hey somebody made a video about a color of paint.

  • Finally a color that can match my ex's soul

  • mmandahl

    I wonder if this stuff works well on your face?

  • ward00

    This is the most racist black thing I have ever heard.

  • Nicholas Conrad

    Just wait three years, I'm sure some Virginia politician will try to use this to create the blackest face, or the blackest life. Sheesh, the south.

  • Tigerh8r

    True southerners don't really consider Virginia the 'South", I mean, they are north of North Carolina after all ...

  • Ez

    Did the neck of his shirt get pulled out of shape from turning into the Hulk, or is that fabric softener "half-washed" thing not actually a marketing lie?

  • GeneralDisorder

    It's clearly from all the sex that guy has...

  • Eric Ord

    "yes, I did buy a tube."

    What'd you do with it?

  • Matthew Anderson

    Close your eyes

  • Irina Abramovich

    Ask GW to use it somehow for the Geekologie background black color

  • Mark

    I hope Michael Johnson doesn't get in on this feud with Bluer than Blue.

  • The_Wretched

    Let me know when they get to Darker than Black.

    Also, that guy is living proof that just using a British accent makes you seem 100x as competent as you were before you spoke.

  • He didn't seem more competent to me.

  • The_Wretched

    100x.00001 = still a small number

  • Alex Gee

    This may qualify as one of the lamest and spiteful feuds to ever exist.

    Also, did this guy consult with Tom Haverford and Jean Ralphio first before naming this color of black?

  • James Mcelroy

    I'm mortally offended, obviously, that you would call this lame and spiteful. The world NEEDS access to a darker black.

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