The Darkest Pigment in the World
on 03 March 2016
British artist Anish Kapoor is currently the only person in the world with the rights to use Vantablack—a pigment so dark, it traps 99.96% of incoming light. Vantablack was first created by British company NanoSystems and is made up of microscopic tubes that capture light and bounce it around internally—allowing just a fraction to escape. It was originally developed for military use, but Kapoor plans to use the paint for his artworks. Head to Dezeen for a closer look at the eerie pigment.