• Peter Bainbridge

Looking for Mr Black


The Secret History of the Colour Black


The Blackest Black in the World

In 2014 an English high-tech company announced that it had made the darkest black ever seen. Made by growing carbon nanotubes on a metal surface, Vantablack, as the scientists called it, traps light to such an extent that the surface looks like a void. The company licenses exclusive use of the technology to the artist Anisk Kapoor, who uses it to give the viewer the impression that they are looking into a black hole.

Well here I am creating my own carbon nanotubes and all the rest of the science malarkey to find my own true black and I think I got there in the end.

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