Vantablack is the blackest material in the world, absorbing 99,965% of visible light. The small fraction of light that is reflected by it is invisible to the naked eye. This means that Vantablack can make three-dimensional objects appear two-dimensional, concealing the material it is made of and only leaving the contour.
Naturally, unique properties of this material instantly attracted the interest of many people – not just physicists and chemists, but also artists. They thought that this development could find a wide range of applications in the field of visual arts. But their dream was soon crushed when the use of Vantablack was limited due to licensing restrictions.
Stuart Semple decided to fill the created gap by developing a paint with similar qualities. Although its light absorption is several percentage points lower, this paint is still definitely darker than any other coloring agent you have ever seen. You can support this project on Kickstarter.