Roula David and Jesse Corey : Wishes & Hopes for 2017



As we near the new year we’ve asked a special guest every day to take a moment to reflect on 2016 and to tell us about one photograph that best captures the year for him or her. It’s an assortment of treats for you to enjoy and contemplate as we all reflect on the year that has passed and conjure our hopes and wishes for the new year to come. It’s our way of sharing the sweetness of the season and of saying ‘Thank You’ for inspiring us throughout the year.

The dynamo Detroit couple who run Inner State Gallery and the 50+ artist festival called Murals in The Market, Roula David and Jesse Cory are perhaps best known for owning and operating 1xRun, a stellar and sophisticated artists’ print business that boasts an impressive roster of street and street culture-related creators. More impressively, these folks value community, family, Detroit culture and its history: What these two (and Oscar) build is so much more than bricks and mortar.

Title: @oscarfromtheblock holding down his shipping desk at the @1xRUN offices.
Location: Service Street, Detroit, Michigan
Date: 2016
Photo by Jesse Cory

The back entrance to our studio is where Oscar welcomes artists, guest, clients, collectors from across the globe, his excitement and greeting is memorable and makes for quite a first impression.

This entrance and this block is also incredibly special to us. Service Street in Detroit is well known as being one of the most creative blocks for over 30 years. Some of the city’s first artist lofts and loft parties happened here. This is where we relocated our business, gallery, and home 4 years ago. This past year we hosted the kickoff for @muralsinthemarket on Service Street and it is alway a very Detroit (and a very American) landscape to bring our artists to as soon as they land.


“Our photo is a little combo of all. It has our sticker door at 1xRUN on our favorite street, Service Street, with our favorite little puppy Oscar.”

Follow them : @jessecory @rouladavid @oscarfromtheblock