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HEAVEN

HEAVEN

Artist Roman De Giuli created this abstract interpretation of the skies and heavens not by pointing his camera upwards, but down at wet pieces of paper where he manipulated watercolors, inks, and acrylic paints. The darker colors with the sparkles really do look like space.

Thermochromic Car Pigment

Thermochromic Car Pigment

The guys at DipYourCar are known for selling peel-off Plasti Dip coatings which give cars an eye-catching new look. Here, they show off a unique black pigment that turns clear when exposed to heat, so it exposes the car’s underlying lime green paint when in the sun or splashed with warm water.

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The Mood Ring Car

The Mood Ring Car

DipYouCar is back with another amazing automotive paint job. This time, they covered an Audi with a specialty pigment that packs thermotropic liquid crystals. Like a mood ring, it changes colors with temperature differences. We love how they can play with such crazy ideas thanks to the peelable base coat they spray on first.

Galactic Black Car

Galactic Black Car

We recently took a tour of a room painted in the world’s blackest paint. DipYourCar applied the same Musou Black paint to a car. The paint absorbs 99.4% of visible light, resulting in a strikingly dark background for a shimmering starfield effect they created with by spraying it with thinner and their HyperShift pearl coat.

LumiLor Electroluminescent Coating

LumiLor Electroluminescent Coating

LumiLor is an electroluminescent coating that can be painted onto a variety of surfaces. The multi-part coating can be applied to vehicles, airplanes, bicycles, producing a glowing effect that’s sure to draw attention. LumiLor starter kits begin at $199 for DIY projects, though professional application is recommended.

Pitch Black Room

Pitch Black Room

Musou Black is said the be the blackest paint you can buy at the moment, absorbing almost all visible light. After painting some small objects with the super-dark stuff, The Action Lab created a room just so he could paint it entirely black. The Rolling Stones would be proud.

Powder vs. Mousetrap Slow-Mo

Powder vs. Mousetrap Slow-Mo

Gav from The Slow Mo Guys dusted off some of the mousetraps they used in their man vs. mousetraps video, set them up, and poured powdered paint pigments onto each one. After an extensive amount of prep, he triggered the traps, ran away, and recorded the spectacle of flying colors for us all to enjoy in magnificent slow-motion.

Unity

Unity

Rus Khasanov’s experimental short film features vivid and colorful imagery created by shooting macro images of blobs of specially-formulated paints colliding to create new and larger formations, which are at times reminiscent of celestial bodies. Music by Dmitry Evgrafov.

Backdrop Paint

Backdrop Paint
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Next time you need to paint your walls, instead of going to a hardware store check out Backdrop. They offer adhesive-backed samples so you can stick them to your wall. Their selection is limited but varied, with descriptions that won’t make you tear your hair out.

Speaker Vibrations Ultra Slow-mo

Speaker Vibrations Ultra Slow-mo

The Slow Mo Guys covered a speaker with various colors of paint, then cranked up the volume to observe the patterns created in the liquid. Naturally, they captured the spectacle in front of the lens of their high-speed camera at 12,500 fps so we could enjoy every detail.

Slow-mo Paint Blast

Slow-mo Paint Blast

The Slow Mo Guys subjected themselves to a massive blast of paint, transforming the outlines of their bodies into a work of modern art. The 4K footage is quite spectacular as the colorful paints spray out and mix together on the way towards their intended targets.

MYST

MYST

Thomas Blanchard creates eye-popping visuals by spilling acrylic inks into a large vat, then capturing their movements in slow motion. In MYST, he introduces geometric and letter forms for the colorful inks to flow over with stunning results. Check out more of his work on Vimeo.

Black 2.0 Paint

Black 2.0 Paint
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Artist Stuart Semple has devised a paint that is so black and so light absorptive that it makes objects look almost two-dimensional. It can even cover up shiny surfaces with a couple of coats, rendering them black as a country night. (Awesome lucky cat image via rainbrolly.)

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Peeling a Car

Peeling a Car

There’s something that’s immensely satisfying about watching how neatly and easily this Plasti Dip spray-on car coating peels off in big sheets when you want to change the color of your car on a whim. The process starts at 1:15, and took about 1/2 hour in real time.

Nissan’s Glow-in-the-Dark LEAF

Nissan’s Glow-in-the-Dark LEAF

In an attempt to make its homely LEAF electric car a bit more interesting, Nissan Europe gave one a factory glow-in-the-dark paintjob – which we think would look even better on a Lambo. Sadly, there are no plans to put it into production.

D.E.P. Spray

D.E.P. Spray
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While it looks like ordinary spraypaint, D.E.P. works just like dry-erase markers, letting you create temporary graffiti on whiteboards or windows. It erases easily with a paper towel. Too bad it’s only available in black at this point.

Heat-Sensitive Paint Job

Heat-Sensitive Paint Job

What happens when you cover a car with thermochromic paint and it gets wet? Something pretty cool, as shown in this clip of a Nissan Skyline that’s been pimped out with the stuff. It’s also great for messing with car wash workers.

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