This is the world's blackest paint! Black 3.0 is the latest version of Stuart Semple’s super matte, ultra black acrylic paint. It was created with the help of over 1000 different artists who beta-tested the paint. Black 3.0 is the blackest and mattest acrylic paint on the planet.
This is probably not a meme, so apologies for that. I do find it funny, though.
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"Invented by the scientific research company Surrey NanoSystems, Vantablack, a very dense carbon microtubes, and the darkest material ever created. It absorbs 99.96% of all light that hits it. It is so dark that it looks less like something painted black and more like a void in space.
In order to use it, a spray paint version of Vantablack has been developed – but it is only available to Anish Kapoor. He made an exclusive licensing deal that prevents Surrey Nanosystems from selling the color to any other artist."
EAT IT ANISH
Seriously, if you do this, you’re not an artist. You’re a grifter and an asshole.
Imagine if the ancient Greeks just decided to patent marble carving. Or the ancient Chinese patented brush calligraphy or ceramics. Or the Japanese patented origami. If your first thought is to patent a process for art, you don’t understand the point of art.
Actually what am I talking about? The entire modern copyright system goes against the spirit of art. The CC licenses are where it’s at.