1XRUN And Polaroid: Five of a Kind Collaboration

1XRUN Polaroid Cameras

The collection is launching 11/08/21, exclusively through 1XRUN.

Here at Retrospekt, we’re continually pushing the envelope, working on special collaborations with fashion brands, nonprofits and even the United States Postal Service. This fall, our refurb technicians have been busy building not one, not two but FIVE new custom cameras from 1XRUN and Polaroid. Each instant camera’s daring design is inspired by a different contemporary artist and their bold body of work. 

What is 1XRUN? Based in Detroit, 1XRUN (one-time run) is a leading publisher of modern fine art. They’ve been shipping artwork to collectors around the world since 2010 and have published more than 3,000 unique pieces. With each exclusive, limited-edition release, 1XRUN brings together a community of artists, curators and fans, helping collectors support the creators they love. 

This is one of our most ambitious collaborations yet, and we’re very honored to showcase original artwork from so many talented creators. Let us introduce you!

Distortedd

Born in Philidelphia, Anhia Zaira Santana (aka Distortedd) is a visual artist, illustrator and animator. With a pen, paintbrush, canvas or sketchpad, Distortedd creates her own original characters along with twists on pop-culture fixtures. Her work has been featured in the Philidelphia Inquirer, Complex, The Fader and The Source, and she’s worked with brands like Reebok, Foot Locker, Champs, Mountain Dew, Adidas and Nike. You can see more of her original creations on Instagram.

Greg Mike Polaroid Camera

Greg Mike

Greg Mike was born and raised on the East Coast. He says childhood trips to New York City inspired him to reinvent public spaces through art and design. With deep ties to skate culture and the fashion world, Greg Mike has become known for pieces that incorporate color and pop art. His world is unsettling, mischievous and uniquely captivating and his murals can be found all over the world. For more information about Greg Mike’s background, check out this sweet YouTube documentary!

Mr. Andre

Mr. Andre

Swedish-born André Saraiva (known as André) is a prolific street artist recognized by his pink graffiti alter-ego, Mr. A. Conceived in 1989, Mr. A’s signature round face, big smile and mischievous wink can be found all over the world. In fact, André says he’s drawn over 300,000 Mr. A characters since the start of his career! André is also a filmmaker, entrepreneur and creative director. You can view more of André’s work on his website. 

Ron English Polaroid Camera

Ron English

Since the 1980s, Ron English has been a prolific street art pioneer. He’s created countless illegal murals and billboards that blend striking visuals with biting political commentary. His original character MC Supersized was featured in the 2004 film Super Size Me, and he’s collaborated with musicians like The Dandy Warhols, Daniel Johnson and Pearl Jam. He’s even been a guest star on The Simpsons! You can view Ron English’s latest work over on his Popaganda website. 

Sheefy Polaroid Camera

Sheefy

Michigan-based creator Sheefy McFly is a visual artist turned musician whose artwork can be found all over the city of Detroit. His eye-catching, colorful street art sometimes references artists like Pablo Picasso and Keith Haring — but with his own Motor City influence. His eerie, bass-driven music is released under the name Edward Elektro. He’s currently working on his next EP. Hear his music and check out his most recent creations on his Instagram. 

New Outsides, Old Insides

Each 1XRUN camera started out as an original Polaroid camera first manufactured in the 1980s and 1990s. Each camera’s internal components have been carefully refurbished by our team of technicians to ensure everything works like new. The cameras are then rehoused in brand-new bodies, and boom — they’re ready for another lifetime of instant photography!

The collection is launching 11/08/21, and is available exclusively through 1XRUN. Remember, these are a one-time run — and when they’re gone, they’re gone!