December 2010

No. 33

20 x 24 Camera at Levis Workshops, December 4th!

Anne Bowerman, | 2126 days ago

Saturday, 12/04/10 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Levis Workshops
18 Wooster Street
New York

In collaboration with the Impossible Project and the 20×24 Studio NY, artists Jen Trausch and Rada dada invite you on an impossible analog adventure into the wonders and magic of large format instant photography at the Levi’s Photo Workshop in New York City. Using the legendary original 20×24 Polaroid Camera, (one of five globally in existence) as well as a secret and never before seen selection of wild, expired and unpredictable film treasures, this demonstration will reveal rarely seen dimensions of this outstanding medium.

This event will take place Saturday, December 4th at the Levi’s Photo Workshop, 18 Wooster Street, NYC from 3:00 to 5:00pm.

The 20 × 24 Studio. Established in 1986, the NY studio has housed the 20×24 Polaroid Camera making it available to artists and photographers around the world. The camera has a long history of working with artists such as Mary Ellen Mark, Julian Schnabel, Chuck Close and William Wegman. In 2008, as Polaroid closed its factory doors, the Studio went independent saving the last rolls of 20×24 Film from extinction.

No. 34

The Decemberists Project

Josie Keefe, | 2126 days ago

The Impossible Project is please to announce a special collaboration with The Decemberists and photographer Autumn De Wilde.

The Decemberists upcoming album The King is Dead will feature deluxe limited edition packaging. Each of the 2,500 box sets will be unique and distinctive, featuring a one of a kind polaroid from De Wilde. The clamshell box will include the CD, 180 gram vinyl, the DVD Pendarvia (30 minute short about the making of the album). 72 page cloth bound book featuring De Wilde’s photos and illustrations by Carson Ellis, and a Giclee print designed by Ellis that was commissioned by Spin Magazine for their January/February issue.

This beautiful collaboration was made possible by The Impossible Project, who provided the film to capture and distribute 2,500 unique images. The photographs were all taken by De Wilde during the album’s recording session at Pendarvis Farm in the Portland area, and in De Wilde’s hometown of Los Angeles.

The Decemberists will release their new album The King is Dead through Capitol Records on January 18, 2011. Pre-order for the album has begun here

No. 35

8 Photos in 8 Hours: What would you shoot?

Frank Love, | 2121 days ago

Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 8-10pm
Bar DeVille
701 North Damen Ave

Design Bureau magazine & The Impossible Project present Inspiration Behind Instant Film.

A select group of Chicago artists were chosen to exhibit their creative process on instant film showcasing their design inspirations and creative catalysts. Using The Impossible Project film, each participant was tasked with capturing a moment every hour for eight hours in effort to emphasize the importance of instant film in photojournalism. 10 pieces will be on physical and digital display throughout the “Inspiration Behind Instant Film” event, taking place December 8th at Bar DeVille in Chicago, Illinois from 8 to 10 PM. Post event coverage, including the exhibit pieces will be available online.

About Design Bureau magazine:
Design Bureau delivers an honest and inspirational global dialogue on design from diverse disciplines and points of view. It gathers people like you – creative professionals, style arbiters and industry leaders – and connects you with a like-minded community of design enthusiasts across the world with one common idea: discovering great design and the people who make it happen. Published bi-monthly in Chicago by ALARM Press and is available in bookstores nationwide.

Download the Invite »

No. 36

"Facing the Impossible" Opening Reception

Josie Keefe, | 2117 days ago

Wednesday December 15th, 6-9 pm
The Impossible Project New York Space
425 Broadway 5th Floor
New York NY 10013

Its been a long journey, but with the help of our dedicated customers and supporters, we’re on the path to reinstating the instant film.

Join us for the opening reception of our new exhibit, “Facing the Impossible”. The exhibit will open this Wednesday, December 15 from 6-9 pm at our NYC project space. The exhibit will display 31 original portraits shot by some of our favorite photographers; Adam Goldberg, Adarsha Benjamin, Chloe Aftel, Irène Nam, Jen Altman, Lou O’Bedlam, Mikael Kennedy, Patrick Winfield, Rommel Pecson, The Gentlemen Amateur, Thibault Tourmente and Tim Mantoani. Come to the space and check out these stunning enlargements of our historic integral films.

No. 37

Levi's + 20x24 + Impossible

Frank Love, | 2111 days ago

No. 38

The Mark Weaver Prints Have Arrived!

Frank Love, | 2110 days ago

a portrait of Edwin Land by Mark Weaver - 24 in square
  • number and signature detail

We here at The Impossible Project are huge fans of artist, illustrator and designer Mark Weaver. We have been waiting patiently for just the right opportunity to commission a print from the good Mr. Weaver, and what could be a better time than Christmas?!? And what better subject for the prints than our spiritual leader and genius inventor, Edwin Land.

Using a never-before published portrait of Dr. Land as a starting point, Mark has crafted a beautifully evocative image that cleverly references Land’s wonderful contributions to our world.

As of today, in the Impossible Project Space NYC, we have an exclusive, extremely limited edition of 48 hand-numbered and signed, 4-color silkscreen prints on heavyweight French Paper – available just in time for the holidays.

To buy one of these masterpieces, email, call us at 888-250-6020 or stop by our 425 Broadway, NYC shop. If you make your purchase no later than Tuesday before 1pm and ask for “express shipping”, we can make sure these land on your doorstep by Christmas Eve!

The price is only $85 – and at that price, we don’t expect them to sit around here very long… NY residents will pay sales tax. Priority Mail shipping is $11 and Express Mail shipping is $25.