The Impossible Project’s grand plan, to rescue Polaroid film production from doom, has resulted in a slew of custom made new instant film for vintage Polaroid 600, SX-70, Spectra, and 8x10 cameras. In 2008, The Impossible Project saved the last Polaroid production factory for integral instant film in the Netherlands and started to invent and produce totally new instant film materials for traditional Polaroid cameras. Over 300,000,000 perfectly functional Polaroid cameras were, therefore, prevented from falling into obsolescence: a mighty gift indeed.
Feeling nostalgic for the simpler times gone by? You'll love Crosley's wares. Relive the past with music players that look vintage but work with today’s gadgets. Converting your old music technology to new? Then get the USB turntable; it’ll burn your treasured records onto your computer. And if you just can’t give up your vinyl, go for the record carrier case. Retro radios, headphones, and a host of LPs (from music stars past and present) round out this evocative selection.
Celebrate Record Store Day (yes, it’s a real day!): Held on the third Saturday of April, it’s a time when music lovers celebrate the art of music — and visit their local independent record stores. We’re putting our old-school bid in here; namely, iconic albums, vintage players, and lots more.
In the early 1990s, two students from Vienna, Austria, came across the quirky Russian Lomo Kompakt camera. Inspired by the artful photos it produced (which had saturated colors, overlay effects, and a subtle, vintage-y graininess), they started creating new analog cameras — making an indelible impact on the world of photography. Pick one up and get inspired to tell your life story in pictures.
In an increasingly digital, Instagram-everything world, The Impossible Project is keeping analog photography alive and well. Started by a team of 10 former Polaroid employees, the company manufactures instant film for iconic Polaroid cameras like the 600 and the SX-70. Here, you’ll find both cameras and film — and a few books that’ll inspire your inner shutterbug.