The Impossible Project Welcome Keith Haring EditionEditor - 8th August 2017
This time around for our news section, InPrint takes a look at the newest addition to The Impossible Project’s selection of Instant Film; the Keith Haring edition
An incredibly important figure in New York street culture, Keith Haring achieved international fame in the 1980s with his playful and irreverent artwork. A passionate artist and social activist until his death in 1990, Haring’s unwavering belief in the power of art to bring people together continues to resonate through every object that bears his mark.
Inspired by Haring’s experimentation with instant film, The Impossible Project has created a special edition of its classic Color Film for Polaroid 600-type cameras. Each of the 8 instant photos features a graphic frame adorned with his distinctive, dynamic artworks – something completely new to The Impossible Project’s selection to date.
Driven by a belief that art should be open for everyone to create and enjoy, Keith Haring’s relentless creativity and love of life has seen him endure as one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century.
Overflowing with raw energy, Keith Haring’s art taps into the unbridled electricity of the human spirit, drawing from the same passion for life and creativity that informed Polaroid’s original vision. Our latest collaborative film pays tribute to Haring’s enduring belief that “art is for everybody”. Each shot places your photos in one of two frames adorned with Haring’s dynamic and energetic figures.
The film works with all Polaroid 600-type cameras, Impossible I-type cameras and also Polaroid SX-70 cameras when used with a Neutral Density Filter. It has integrated long-lasting battery to power your Polaroid camera and flash and comes in the format of 3.5 x 4.2 in (8.8 x 10.7 cm) with an image area of 3.1 x 3.1 in (7.9 x 7.9 cm). Images begin to emerge after 2 minutes, while full development takes approximately 20-30 minutes.