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Levitation29

Bringing Nanotechnology to stage and screen since 2018

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  • @hypebeast (@make_repost)
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Introducing our newest podcast, #TheHYPEreport, where we analyze the key cultural moments from the past week. This week our host @thecamp0ut, sits down with various editors at HYPEBEAST to discuss @adidas signing an eSports star, Greg Yüna’s jewelry art, Martin Scorsese’s new film, @BMW’s new colorway, and @PUMA’s Nipsey Hussle tribute collection.⁠⠀
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Link in bio to listen now. Thank you for tuning in and don’t forget to subscribe to #TheHYPEreport on wherever you get your podcasts.
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    @hypebeast (@make_repost)
    ・・・
    Introducing our newest podcast, #TheHYPEreport, where we analyze the key cultural moments from the past week. This week our host @thecamp0ut, sits down with various editors at HYPEBEAST to discuss @adidas signing an eSports star, Greg Yüna’s jewelry art, Martin Scorsese’s new film, @BMW’s new colorway, and @PUMA’s Nipsey Hussle tribute collection.⁠⠀
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    Link in bio to listen now. Thank you for tuning in and don’t forget to subscribe to #TheHYPEreport on wherever you get your podcasts.

  •  61  0  5 September, 2019
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BMW rolled out its first vehicle painted with “vantablack”, known as the world’s blackest black⁠—and although the company claims it would like to see the car on the road, it’s unlikely to happen anytime soon - and would be incredibly expensive. The BMW X6 was selected as the first vehicle to receive the inky-black paint job and will debut in September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Vantablack in its purest form absorbs all light, without reflecting any back. To make sure the X6 didn’t appear completely two-dimensional, the vantablack paint used on it reflects back 1% of light. Developed by Surrey Nanosystems in 2014, the pigment in vantablack is made from tiny bits of carbon. Originally designed to be used in outer space, vantablack can be applied at temperatures hundreds of degrees below freezing. It has also been used in space cameras to block out light from the sun, letting the devices take clearer photos of distant stars and galaxies. However, safety studies show that regular black cars are already more dangerous to drive over lighter-colored cars⁠—chances of crashing a black car at dawn and dusk are 47% higher than that of a non-black car. (📸: BMW)
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    @forbes (@make_repost)
    ・・・
    BMW rolled out its first vehicle painted with “vantablack”, known as the world’s blackest black⁠—and although the company claims it would like to see the car on the road, it’s unlikely to happen anytime soon - and would be incredibly expensive. The BMW X6 was selected as the first vehicle to receive the inky-black paint job and will debut in September’s Frankfurt Motor Show. Vantablack in its purest form absorbs all light, without reflecting any back. To make sure the X6 didn’t appear completely two-dimensional, the vantablack paint used on it reflects back 1% of light. Developed by Surrey Nanosystems in 2014, the pigment in vantablack is made from tiny bits of carbon. Originally designed to be used in outer space, vantablack can be applied at temperatures hundreds of degrees below freezing. It has also been used in space cameras to block out light from the sun, letting the devices take clearer photos of distant stars and galaxies. However, safety studies show that regular black cars are already more dangerous to drive over lighter-colored cars⁠—chances of crashing a black car at dawn and dusk are 47% higher than that of a non-black car. (📸: BMW)

  •  147  0  3 September, 2019
  • Behind the scenes video showing how we coated the BMW VBX6.

The concept of the first Vantablack BMW was devised by Christophe Koenig, Spokesperson for the BMW X models. He first proposed the idea back in 2018 and it took over 10 months to come to fruition. “My thoughts of having a Vantablack BMW gets back to the preparation of the BMW X2 launch. Back to the days we wanted to have a kind of stealth painting, but we couldn’t make it happen. Therefore, I’m very excited we were able to do on a bigger car, which makes the effect even more stunning”. - Christophe Koenig

The BMW VBX6 marks the latest in a string of high profile collaborations between Surrey NanoSystems, the inventors of Vantablack coatings, and Levitation 29 the technical and creative agency behind the project. 
@BMW @surreynanosystems #TheVBX6 #Vantablack #skunkworks #VBx2 #design #technology #art #black #blackest #dark #car #auto #colour #color
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    Behind the scenes video showing how we coated the BMW VBX6.

    The concept of the first Vantablack BMW was devised by Christophe Koenig, Spokesperson for the BMW X models. He first proposed the idea back in 2018 and it took over 10 months to come to fruition. “My thoughts of having a Vantablack BMW gets back to the preparation of the BMW X2 launch. Back to the days we wanted to have a kind of stealth painting, but we couldn’t make it happen. Therefore, I’m very excited we were able to do on a bigger car, which makes the effect even more stunning”. - Christophe Koenig

    The BMW VBX6 marks the latest in a string of high profile collaborations between Surrey NanoSystems, the inventors of Vantablack coatings, and Levitation 29 the technical and creative agency behind the project.
    @BMW @surreynanosystems #TheVBX6 #Vantablack #skunkworks #VBx2 #design #technology #art #black #blackest #dark #car #auto #colour #color

  •  135  0  29 August, 2019