Artist Stuart Semple just invented Blink the world’s blackest black ink
If you follow the dramas of the art world, chances are you’ve heard of the battle against Vantablack, considered to be the blackest black pigment in existence. In response to British artist Anish Kapoor granting the exclusive rights to the color in 2016, fellow British artist Stuart Semple fought back by creating the ‘blackest and most matte acrylic paint on the planet’, the latest iteration being Black 3.0. While the artist’s midrange is not as black as Vantablack, it does come close enough. And, even better, it’s available to all artists all over the world except Anish Kapoor, ie.
Since Black 3.0, Semple has continued his quest to create the most saturated and vibrant hues of each color in a variety of paints and âpotionsâ. So far he has developed an assortment of shades ranging from “pinkest pink” to “yellowest yellow”. His latest invention, another quest for the blackest black, is Blink, the ultimate black ink. Like Semple’s black acrylic paint, Blink is the “blackest, most matte” ink, perfect for artists working with pen and ink, calligraphy, or brush pens.
Blink was beta tested by over 1,000 artists before it was officially released. The powerful ink is resistant to bleeding, water, dripping and (in Semple’s words) “stupidly black.” If you’d like to try the ink for yourself, Blink is available on Semple’s Culture Hustle website for just $ 15.99 for a 30ml bottle.
Blink is the darkest and most matte ink in the world!
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