"My love and passion for graffiti and street art began as a teenager, exploring the city of Detroit where my family has called home for over a century. I was fascinated by the stories of the city in its golden age, and began to explore the battered remnants of what remained. It was through that exploration I discovered that graffiti and street art was much more than just writing on walls. It was a unique artform and a community of artists that were striving not only to develop their craft, but also to be seen and appreciated by the world. I began to fully immerse myself in the culture while attending the College for Creative Studies and watched as this clandestine movement made the transition from the pre-internet shadows, becoming an influential industry with a global online reach.
As co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of 1xRUN with 15+ years of professional experience in art, design, advertising, and marketing, I work alongside our vast roster of artists to help take this art from the streets, to inside the places where people work and live.
Developing the 1xRUN brand, website design, curation, managing ideas & concepts for each edition, execution of detailed manufacturing methods and creating unique pieces of art that will stand the test of time are all what drives me to innovate and discover new artists to work with." - Dan Armand