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‘Musou Black’, One Of World’s Blackest Paints, Makes Objects Vanish Into A Void
By Thanussha Priyah, 18 Nov 2020
Video screenshot via KoPro
Japan has entered the quest for the blackest black pigments with ‘Musou Black’, a water-based acrylic variant that can reportedly deflect 99.4-percent of light.
Since Anish Kapoor owns the sole rights to Vantablack, the then-blackest paint in the world, Musou Black stands out as the blackest water-based acrylic paint available to the public.
In 2016, the world was introduced to the blackest paint, called Vantablack, which was touted to absorb 99.96-percent of visible light. Anish Kapoor then secured exclusive rights to it.
The move inspired artist Stuart Semple to create the open-source Black 2.0 and 3.0 in retaliation of Kapoor. His latest version absorbs 99-percent of incoming light.
Vantablack was later toppled over by MIT’s Singularity Black as the world's blackest paint, with an absorption rate of “at least” 99.995-percent of direct light.
‘Musou Black’ is priced at US$25 per bottle, excluding shipping costs from Japan. Each package comes with a label that reads, “Don’t become a ninja by using this paint.”
Check out the Musou Black paint, applied on a grapefruit, below.
[via Nerdist, cover image via KoPro]
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