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LOOKBOOK

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EDITION # 02

MONTANA LOOKBOOK

WWW.MONTANA-CANS.COM

emoJivANDALS

FeLiPe PANtoNe

mURALS iN the mARKet

the wALLRioRS

ACRyLiC SeRieS

Forgot the bolt cutters?

No problem. Graffiti just

got a shortcode!

Traveling at the speed of

art Felipe Pantone is making

movement tangible.

Detroit’s murals in a historic

setting. More than just an

urban art festival!

Taiwan’s first international

Graffiti Festival in the city

of Kaohsiung.

A series of studio visits

with graffiti artist &

illustrators

LOOKBOOK / ISSUE # 02 / 2017


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Covershot by @kevintsg

mural by Brazilian artist SLIKS


WHEN PASSION MEETS PRECISION.

MONTANA-CANS - HIGHEST QUALITY MADE IN GERMANY

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MONTANA LOOKBOOK 2017 | printed in Germany


Content

MONTANA LOOKBOOK / EDITORIAL

EMOJIVANDALS

BLACK ARTIST EDITIONS

MONOCHROME

ARTIST FEATURE FELIPE PANTONE

POWWOW 2016 RECAP

MURALS IN THE MARKET

STADT.WAND.KUNST

MURAL HARBOR

NYCHOS + THE WEIRD 5yrs

METROPOLINK

NUART

Moses & Taps Moscow

FACES & LACES RUSSIA

THE WALLRIORS

DUBAI STREET MUSEUM

GREETINGS TOUR

JÄGERMEISTER x MONTANA-CANS

ACRYLIC SERIES

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EDITORIAL

At MONTANA-CANS we benefit, as a team and as company,

from working closely with creative heads, our friends and

partners. In return, it is our pleasure to support events,

projects and artists. In our opinion, a fruitful cooperation

is the source for creativity, development and growth on all

levels. We are so fortunate and grateful for the fact that we

are approached by artists and collaboration partners alike,

who have incredible ideas and inspirations, is something

that we are very thankful for. Cultural sponsorship and social

commitment mean a great deal to us, which is why we are

happy to invest in projects and event sponsorships that

support the very causes which are so extremely close to our

hearts. This is our great privilege.

As a follow-up to the first edition, we are now happy to present

the second edition of the MONTANA-CANS Lookbook,

in which we’d like to take the time to feature some of the

special projects and partnerships we have established and

share our pride and gratitude with you.

More information on MONTANA-CANS

and its products can be found at:

WWW.MONTANA-CANS.COM

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TOPSPRAYERS at work | Moscow, Russia

photography by Good Guy Boris

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EMOJIVANDALS


Emoji

VandalsGraffiti

Just Got A

Shortcode

www.emojivandals.com

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EMOJIVANDALS

Being a part of an art scene makes you very much aware that a picture can

say much more than any single word or even a sentence ever could. This is

why we have acted on the necessity of having graffiti-based Emojis for your

everyday texting habits. There is nothing left to prevent the everyday vandal

of 2016 from appropriately communicating his or her needs with this exclusive

set of characters. The iOS App #emojivandals for convenient iMessage

stickers are not only available for download, but they’re also available as

smoothly looped GIF‘s or MP4‘s for desktop use.

We’ve got you covered from your bolt cutter to your lookout emoji, including

graffiti specialists‘ most trusted very cool Montana BLACK can emoji. We’ve

also been notified that some Emojis escaped and landed on a few selected

Montana BLACK cans, which have been randomly packed with our regular

BLACK cans and have found their way onto the shelves of your favorite Montana

distributers. Oh no! Emojivandals have also left their mark in Germany’s

capital in form of a huge painted Emojivandal overlooking the princess

garden – complete with Hashtag #emojivandals.

iMessage EMOJIVANDAL STICKER APP

available at the Appstore

Because of their unlimited coolness, we then decided to dedicate a limited

edition can to these cool dudes, which was available separately in a few selected

stores, in addition to a few collectable merch items such as Stickers and

iron on patches. If you’re as crazy about them as we are, you can check them

out at their own private domain: www.emojivandals.com

These dudes are a part of the Montana family now.

DONT WASTE YOUR TIME

Grab your EmojiVandals today

and spread them with your friends

www.emojivandals.com

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to GiVE modErn

Vandals

thE Vocabulary

thEy nEEd,

wE haVE crEatEd

thE VandalEmoji.

this

EXclusiVE sEt

of charactErs

allows propEr

communication

within thE

Graffiti scEnE

of 2016. thE appropriatE

symbols

for thosE

EVEry-day Vandal

nEEds arE

now aVailablE,

fully diGital

and so VEry

conVEniEnt.

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www.montana-cans.blog

#GERMANSPRAYPAINT

#BLACKARTISTSERIES

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BLA

CK

ART

IST

SERI

ES

The Montana BLACK Artist Series is growing and becomes

a highly impressive group-exhibition on MONTANA-CANS.

What started with the idea of ​giving the artists not only a tool

for the creation of Graffiti but also making it art itself, developed

into a series of high-quality artworks that show the possible

creative processes that can be done with MONTANA-CANS. In

the past two years we already produced spray-cans cans with

the artworks of well-known graffiti and street artists like FOR-

MULA 76, GOLDEN GREEN, SOBEKCIS, ASKE, KAOS, NYCHOS

and THE GRIFTERS and over the last months proudly continued

the series with great limited re-designs by TRISTAN EATON,

DMOTE, NAWAS and BUFF MONSTER, who created the latest

edition of the Montana BLACK Artist Series.

MONTANA-CANS is very proud of every single limited edition

Artist Series can. Each can is featuring a world renowned artist

who has the opportunity to design a personalized artwork for

his/her favorite Montana BLACK color, from the 187 colors in

the Montana BLACKrange. These designs are then implemented

for a limited time in the production of the artists chosen color.

Thus making any versions of the Artist Series cans exclusive,

functional and collectable. The current designs of TRISTAN

EATON, DMOTE, NAWAS and BUFF MONSTER are a good example

for the variety of possibilities for the use of the Montana

BLACK color range. Los Angeles based artist TRISTAN EATON,

who became famous for his figurative illustrations, is one of the

most exciting contemporary street artists in the United States

of America, while DMOTE and NAWAS both stand for traditional

graffiti writing, but could not be more different. DMOTE is

world-famous for his classic way of stylewriting with roots in

the Australian oldschool while NAWAS personifies a modern,

creative way of European trainwriting. Like hardly any other writers,

NAWAS creates new, creative interpretations of the name

itself and the meaning of graffiti on trains. The latest design for

the Montana BLACK Artist Series has been done by BUFF

MONSTER. He live and works in New York City and became famous

not only for the high recognition value of his comic-like

characters which can be found in the streets and galleries all

over the world.

The Montana BLACK Artist Series will be featured 4 times

a year at the same price as the regular version. So grab them

while they are available! (Note: The can not be ordered specifically.

Limited edition cans will be supplied as regular color!).

Watch out for upcoming artists in this unique series!

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NA

WAS

The BLACK artist edition can #8 was not designed by an artist.

We decided to change things up a bit, so instead, we upped

the ante by inviting a whole crew to do what they do best. The

NAWAS crew (Night Watchmen) from Belgium are top-end designers,

illustrators and photographers by day, but by night, they

don their smocks, balaclavas and fool’s caps to roam the streets

and fulfill their deep-seated yearning to become urban art super

heroes. After taking time to consider our broad assortment of

colors, the NAWAS crew had made their decision, and selected

our BLK 6005 „Acid“ as their color of choice. During the creation

of the design, the team focused on emphasizing the title of

the color by creating the theme of the design. The whole design

screams acid in a hazardous zombie apocalypse-kind of way.

A zombie hand can be seen pouring a bright green liquid into

what becomes the NAW-ACID with a skull and bones floating in

the puddle at the bottom of the can. It was to be expected that

their strong orientation towards scene-writing would be reflected

in the design of the litho. We are thrilled with the outcome and

believe that the essence of the color has been portrayed to a T.

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D

MOTE

We are proud to feature DMOTE in our BLACK artist series.

DMOTE is an Australian-born artist, based in New York, who has

gained respect all across the globe. His artistic footprint can be

found on nearly every continent and his influence has definitely

changed the aesthetics on the streetscape of the universal graffiti

scene. Of course, when he agreed to design a BLACK artist

edition can for us, we were absolutely thrilled. He picked our

BLK 3155 „Purple Rain“, and we think it reflects his artistic diversity

and matches the quirky characteristics of his style very well.

For the design of his can, DMOTE used the reoccurring theme of

droplets, incorporating the color into his design. Staying within

the color family, he has created a litho design that is definitely

one-of-a-kind, emphasizing the use of geometric shapes to create

a layered look. Over the years, DMOTE has managed to move

beyond the graffiti drawing of his youth into the multi-faceted realms

of design, illustration, painting, curation and fine art; all the

while cleverly combining and shifting his emphasis to his liking.

This is exactly what makes his visual presence so determined,

energetic and with both feet in the street. We love DMOTE‘s new

can design and are hyped with the way it fits the can, the color,

and the artist.

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TRI

STAN

EA

TON

Tristan Eaton started his career with a toy that he designed for

Fisher-Price when he was 18 years old. Before that he was an

active graffiti enthusiast, painting on any kind of surface, even

dumpsters in New York, Detroit and London where he lived as a

teen. Working as an illustrator he was commissioned by clients

such as Nike and even Barack Obama. Today, he is a full-time

street artist, who focusses on fine art and large-scale mural

work. His unmistakable style features loud colors in collagedesigns

of pop imagery fused with iconography and symbolism

and varying overlays and textures. It was clear that we had to

have him design BLACK artist edition can. He agreed and

chose our BLK 5070 „Horizon“.

In the course of creating of the design, Eaton managed to tie in

a distinctive combination of his most frequent visual elements

such as faces, typography, line work, op art and image layering.

His collage-like motifs give the spectator of his artworks endless

details to decipher, almost like the images shift each time

one looks at them, each time revealing something else more

prominently, which gives his pieces an unparalleled depth and

dynamism. And now, a little cluster of changeability is forever

captured on our 10th BLACK special edition.

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Two icons that immediately come to mind as pretty much owning

the color pink are Hello Kitty and Buff Monster. No surprise

as to which color Buff Monster chose after agreeing to

design one of our special BLACK artist edition cans for us: our

P 4000 „Power Pink“. To him, the color pink symbolizes confidence,

individuality and happiness. Of course, all of his distinctive

Buff Monster design elements like dripping ice-cream,

one-eyed monsters and skulls are integrated into the design.

The typical Buff Monster character has two teeth and freckles

and seems to drip like melting ice-cream. The can design

sports three of these little fellows, plus he decided to use a cool

technique in which a few chosen elements have been left out in

the litho printing process, leaving the aluminum colored base of

the litho exposed for a metallic effect. The New York-based artist

was originally known for his street art, but has extended his work

over the course of the past 15 years to include collaborations

with readily recognizable brands and the creation of vinyl and

resin toys, prints, shirts, stickers and trading cards. He also has

created a range of limited edition collectables, one of which is

now this one-of-a-kind Montana BLACK artist edition can.

BUFF

MON

STER

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mOnOCHROmE

WORKInG WITH

THE CLASSICS

A viDeO-seRies On CleAn AnD simPle

„Clean and simple“ best describes the MONOCHROME-series concept of Spraydaily:

graffiti videos, which feature one writer and three cans in each episode. The motor driving

spraydaily.com is a small team of editors collecting daily graffiti-updates including

videos, flix and interviews with artists from all over the world. The project was kicked

off in April 2015 and has been consistently busy ever since. Artists such as SPORT,

KAOS, WANE, SOBEKCIS and many, many more have been featured in these short clips,

in which the artists is supplied with a few cans of our new Montana BLACKOUT and

WHITEOUT and a can of our popular Montana SILVERCHROME, to create a piece with

rich contrasts. Lucious outlines seem to appear magically, as if the can were guiding

the hand in stead of the other way around. The clips range from 1 1/2 to 2 minutes and

really give you some unique insight into the art of bombing on a variety of surfaces. The

high coverage of these cans is demonstrated nicely, establishing its rank as no. 1 in the

range of products for bombing. The designs are as the title implies „clean and simple“,

focusing on outlines with minimalistic and smooth backgrounds. Spraydaily is a great

coop partner and we’re looking forward to exciting new projects in the future.

all videos on:

www.Spraydaily.com

montana-cans.blog/monochrome

youtube channel: bit.ly/SPRAYDAILY

#Spraydaily

#Monochrome

100%

DEDICATED TO THE ART OF GRAFFITI

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photos by Spraydaily.com

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Traveling at the speed of

art Felipe Pantone is making

movement tangible

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Felipe Pantone

We at Montana-CANS are always on the

lookout for creative people to work with. When it

comes to street art, we have been truly fortunate

to have worked together with some of the most

prominent creative geniuses out there. One of

whom is Felipe Pantone. The Valencia-based

artist is an internationally renowned contemporary

artist, who has moved his graffiti aesthetics

to the absolute edge of every aspect of the

spectrum. His journey of discovery that led to his

unique aesthetic was born by his pursuit of a way

to fuse exaggerated colorful art and his obsession

with movement. The contrast of black and white

and the use of vivid colors are components of his

kinetic art style, which merges bold elements of

graphic design with highly-evolved geometric

shapes. His exceptional avant-garde artistic style

teleports the viewer into another mesmerizing

and vivid world, almost reminding us of the gaudy

80’s with its SMPTE color bars on the TV.

With the Internet, information seems to travel at

the speed of light. This feeling of rapid movement

influences for one Felipe Pantone’s life

through hyperactivity and extensive travel plans

but also his compositions, artistic style and working

methods. If it is your dream and aspiration

to create something of importance in the artistic

world you must be able to grasp the contemporary

era in terms of pop culture and your social

periphery. And Felipe Pantone has proven to be

capable of even amplifying the sense of our time

in his artwork. Using visual elements extracted

from technology such as glitches and other digital

graphical elements which represent speed,

this exceptional artist creates his pieces out of

any medium, giving the appearance of containing

movement which can be perceived by the

viewer or actually relying on motion for its effect.

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In a few pieces, he has even incorporated QR

codes with messages corresponding to his artworks.

Deeply influenced by one of his idols

Carlos Cruz-Diez, he has perfected his take on

kinetic art, and has taken the next step by incorporating

3-dimensional work. The fine arts

graduate is just as at home painting on canvas

or wood using varying techniques and amounts

of masking tape, as he is creating freehand

graffiti murals in more of an urban setting. To

him, graffiti is a game of aiming to paint with

the most style, the most times and bigger than

anyone before. His use of mixed media in a fine

art surrounding maximizes the impact his pieces

have on the viewer.

FELIPE PANTONE

ULTRADYNAMISM

store.felipepantone.com

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Felipe Pantone


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follow the artist on:

instagram.com/felipepantone

facebook.com/pantone.ub

www.felipepantone.com

photos by @ Selina Miles

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A Graffiti

Luau Going

Global

Spreading

a Mindset

through

Art

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photography by Brandon Shigeta,

Selina Miles, Daniel Weintraub

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follow the event on:

instagram.com/powwowworldwide

montana-cans.blog/pow!wow!

@powwowworldwide

Spreading urban art all over the world is a goal

for many urban art movements. The one we’d like

to feature here is very close to our hearts. POW!

WOW! is an urban art movement that originated

in Honolulu, Hawaii and is organized by a

global art network. Starting as an annual event,

the POW! WOW! Hawaii festival has featured a

huge roster and a broad range of top notch urban

artists from all over the world. The collective of

artists responsible for the festival have formed

a global network, organizing street art events

across the globe in other locations such as Taiwan,

Long Beach, Israel, Singapore, Jamaica,

Washington D.C., Guam, New Zealand, Germany

among others.

The 2016 POW! WOW! was busy in 7 different locations

- starting off with the POW! WOW! Hawaii

festival. Over a hundred artists, musicians, photographers

and media partners got together to

celebrate mutual creativity. The festival began on

the 6th with the Opening Block Party presented

by POW! WOW! and Night Market. The following

days were packed with showcases, exhibitions,

1-2-1 talks and of course a lot of mural-painting

action. Artists like Risk, Pantone, 1010 and Bicicleta

Sem Freio were spreading their creative

energy all over Kaka’ako, further contributing to

the growing mural scene. This year the festival

was closed off with a new climax: the „stranded

in paradise“ concert on Saturday, February 13th,

which featured The Green, DJ Babu and Rakaa

Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, Cipha Sounds and

many more. In March, a collaboration was formed

which led POW! WOW! to the SXSW music festival

in Austin, Texas. This combination of music

and urban art has always fueled POW! WOW! in

the past. Quite a few local artists were thrown

into a mix of visiting artists, including Kamea

Hadar, co-founder of POW WOW!.

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POW! WOW! DC, led by local artist Kelly Towels, got busy the

end of May. Artists flew in from as far as Hong Kong (Caratoes).

Other international artists included Jef Gress, INSA and the

Yok, but also some local artists such as No Kings Collective,

Decoy and Matt Corrado spread some urban love. The majority

of the murals created during these few days were on walls in

the NoMA neighborhood, in the interests of the partnership

between POW! WOW! DC and the NoMA Business Improvement

District. The second round for POW! WOW! Long Beach started

in mid-July and turned out to be a smashing success as the

week progressed. Life-size murals, art installations, a week of

exhibitions, screenings, and talks were the fruits of the labors

of over 30 artists who traveled from near and far. The line-up

included Martha Cooper, Bumblebee, KASHINK, Aaron De La

Cruz, Lisboan Pantonio and so many more.

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The New Contemporary Movement has a slightly different

artistic objective, which POW! WOW! sees great value in

supporting. The POW! WOW! Antelope Valley 2016 consisted of

an exhibition with an incredible roster of over 55 artists. The

exhibition titled ‚The New Vanguard‘ highlights the imaginative

breadth of these New Contemporary artists including David

Flores, Scott Listfield, Aaron Li-Hill, Casey Weldon just to name

a few. ‚One city district at a time‘ is the motto with which POW!

WOW! took on the downtown area of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Dozens of artists left their mark, including Askew, Greg Mike,

Imagine and Scott Boilard.

In October, POW! WOW! invaded Japan for the second time,

but this year, in the city of Kobe. The events within the festival

ranged from murals to skate exhibition showcases, with

educational talks and more. The festival was host to artists

such as Persue, Sam Rodriguez, Cinta Vidal, Kami and Sasu

of Hitotzuki. This year’s emphasis focused on education, with

workshops for kids led by renowned artists. Summing up this

incredible amount of output which POW! WOW! has generated

over the past year, we are so happy to say that we’re on board

with these guys. In further support of these years events, our

Montana team decided to dedicate two special limited edition

cans to two of POW! WOW!’s main events, as a symbol of the

outstanding teamwork between POW! WOW! and Montana-

Cans. The POW! WOW! Hawaii can from our color range of

Montana BLACK and the POW! WOW! Long Beach can from our

Montana GOLD range.

#powwowworldwide

#montanacans

#montanacans_USA

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When it came to choosing a color for the POW! WOW! Hawaii can,

we stuck to the colors of the festival’s logo and picked our Montana

BLACK color BLK 4040 Pimp Violet. The design of the can is minimalistic,

yet effective, sporting the POW! WOW! logo in white on the Pimp

Violet base. For the Long Beach can, we chose a sunny color from our

Montana GOLD range: G2030 Blast Orange. This can’s design is similar

to the minimalistic design for the previous POW! WOW! Hawaii can:

the white POW! WOW! logo on the Blast Orange base. A few lucky

artists who participated in the respective festivals were supplied with

these special edition cans and a select amount was also available for

purchase, making them real collectors‘ items. We are proud to be a

partner of POW! WOW! and to support this fantastic network in our

mutual endeavor to spread the love for culture, music and especially

urban art. Latest MONTANA x POW! WOW! Collabo Can – Color Shock

Black S9000 of Montana GOLD.

www.montana-cans.com

www.powwowhawaii.com

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murals

in thE

marKEt

morE than just an urban art fEstiVal

deTRoiT’s newesT mURals in a HisToRic seTTinG

PHOTOGRAPHY BY SELINA MILES

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Murals in the market

The music hub Detroit is known for a broad range of things, but

now, all it is also known as the creative city. Local publisher of

fine arts 1xRun teamed up with Detroit’s Inner State Gallery, the

Eastern Market Corporation and the Knight Foundation to organize

an amazing 9-day event titled Murals in the Market, which

is focused on public art. The historic Eastern Market in Detroit

becomes host to more than 50 world-class local and international

artists, who create a wealth of artworks throughout the district.

During the festival, dozens of intertwining events will take place

featuring installations, live music, children‘s‘ workshops, artists‘

talks, community events and of course many art exhibitions. Even

the formats of these exhibitions and talks are totally unique: a

sampling of the events includes a Drink & Doodle get together

hosted by Atlanta-based artist Greg Mike, a larger-than-life installation

at Sheryo and the Yok’s Ping-Pong Auto Shack, a barbershop

talk with Cey Adams + Kevin Lyons whilst getting groomed,

and Detroit’s infamous Slow Roll Bike Tour, just to name a few.

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The Knight Foundation invests in journalism and arts. Fostering informed

and engaged communities is their key mission. No better way to do that

than through urban and tangible art.

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Murals in the market

Katy Locker,

program director

for Detroit

of the Knight

Foundation

sums the goal up

nicely: “The festival

is a great

way to showcase

Detroit’s

creative spirit,

while bringing

more life to Eastern

Market and

encouraging

people to connect

with their

city and each

other.“

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Murals in the market

We know for a fact how right she is, because we get to see the

powerful effect urban art has on community spirit, and how it generates

an eagerness to identify with ones hometown. Art brings

people of all different backgrounds together, which is exactly why

Murals in the Market has been so successful in the past two years.

Detroit’s diversity fuels not only its creativity, but also it’s yearning

for mural art. The 1xRun Team has curated more than 100 Largescale

murals throughout the City of Detroit. For last year’s festival,

they put together an incredible roster of more than 50 artists

including world renowned artists such as Felipe Pantone, 1010,

Cey Adams, Mr. Jago, Slick and so many more. Also, props

to videographer Selina Miles for her great job on capturing all the

special moments of this event. The Brisbane-based film director

and self-proclaimed nomad is known for her documentations on

street art and graffiti, and she has also has made commercials

for huge brands. All together this event has given Detroit some

much needed fresh spirit and fostered forward momentum in

community spirit and in the acknowledgement of urban art. We’re

pleased to be involved as a sponsor and proud of the festival’s

development. Of course, we’re also really looking forward to this

year’s edition.

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www.muralsinthemarket.com

www.montana-cans.blog/murals-in-the-market

images by Selina Miles

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www.montana-cans.blog

montana GOLD

CL2100

SHRIM

PAST

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P

EL

Montana GOLD 400ml

CL2100

Shrimp Pastel

Pigments: PW 6 PO 43

LIGHTFASTNESS: 3

COVERAGE: OPAQUE

CL2100 Shrimp Pastel is a color shade out of Montana GOLD’s classic tones. Soft creme shade

that is a lighter version of the CL2120 Shrimp, but it is not less lightfast. Great coverage. Highest

Quality NC-Acrylic lacquer made in Germany. Low-Pressure for easy and soft use. FOLLOW Regular

color Introductions on www.montana-cans.blog

CMYK: C0 M34 Y26 K0

RGB: R248 G189 B178

HEX: #F8BDB2

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„Vera“ by Hendrik Beikirch/ECB, Germany

Brandenburger Str. 44, 68309 Mannheim

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STADT

WAND

KUNST

2016

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The mural „„vera“

The mural „Vera“ by HENDRIK ECB BEIKIRCH

was realized as a part of STADT.WAND.KUNST.

2016 and is since then overseeing the city of

Mannheim and its inhabitants. This woman

from Siberia is not only great because of the

size of the mural but as a part of HENDRIK

ECB BEIKIRCH’s „Siberia“ series a part of something

great! The mural Vera has a size of 44

meters height and 37 meters width and is possibly

the largest mural in Germany. It took 600

liters of color for HENDRIK ECB BEIKIRCH and

a team of painters and industrial climbers to

finish the work on this masterpiece. The mural

is open to public and can not be overseen at

Brandenburger Straße in Mannheim!

OPEN URBAN ART GALLERY MANNHEIM

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MONTANA-CANS

supports great

art in Mannheim

In 2016 the STADT.WAND.KUNST mural art event took place in

Mannheim for the third time. For this event, several well-known national

and international graffiti and street artists once again painted

large-scale murals in the cityscape of Mannheim, Germany.

In the past, artists such as HERAKUT and SATONE joined the lineup

of this unique event and this time it were BEZT and SAINER of

the ETAM CRU, as well as HENDRIK ECB BEIKIRCH and MEHRDAT

ZAERI who painted their murals for STADT.WAND.KUNST on facades

all over the city.

The start of a series of high-quality street art in large-scale formats

was made by the polish artist and muralist SAINER – to the

surprise of many with an outstanding black and white painting. He

was followed by the local illustrator MEHRDAT ZAERI, who created

together with his wife Christina Laube the wall painting „Freiheitstexterin“

on the facade of a former police building in B6.4. The next

wall in the context of STADT.WAND.KUNST 2016 was created by

the second part of the ETAM CREW, the Polish graffiti artist and

illustrator BEZT. With his work „Europe“, he designed one of the

greatest murals in Germany, which sets the viewer thinking and

raises questions into the everyday life of the passing people.

When the quality of the event already reached highest heights, the

anticipation for the mural of HENDRIK ECB BEIKIRCH was at least

as great as the facade he was asked to paint with a team of helping

hands and industrial climbers. His wall painting „Vera“ is part

of his „Siberia“ series. With his work over three facade sections

and a amount of 13 floors, 44 meters height and 37 meters width,

this piece of great art in Mannheim made an unmistakable sign for

the arts, for events like STADT.WAND.KUNST, the inhabitants of

the city of Mannheim and their visitors.

In 2016, MONTANA CANS lent STADT.WAND.KUNST its support as

a partner and co- initiator. In addition to the organisation and infrastructure,

the MONTANA-CANS team contributed the necessary

spray-cans and tools. STADT.WAND.KUNST stands like no other

event for great art in Mannheim!

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Expect the

unexpected!

with a mural painting by SAIneR/etAM CRU the latest StADt.wAnD.

KUnSt event started into a colorful summer – surprisingly in black

and white!

„I was curious how it looks when I transform a rough sketch into a

larger format“, SAIneR answered our interview question about his

mural. this transformation was more than successful and the city of

Mannheim became one great large-scale piece of art richer.

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„Baseball Sketch“ by Sainer/Etam Cru, Poland

Waldhofstraße 59, 68169 Mannheim

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Great,

greater,

great art!

Once again, the artist BEZT demonstrated

that he is not only great as a part of the

fabulous ETAM CRU but also a great single

artist. The mural he painted for STADT.

WAND.KUNST 2016 in the city of Mannheim

leaves the viewer thinking and throws questions

into the everyday life of the people

passing by. Everyone who wants to see

one of Germany’s greatest murals should

not miss a trip to Mannheim. The mural

„Europe“ is accessible to everyone and can

be found in the district E7,22.

„Europe“ by Bezt/Etam Cru, Poland

E 7/22, 68159 Mannheim

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Whoops…Art!

Linz’s Gallery

by Accident

Open-air urban galleries are pretty impressive

and a few cities around the globe are

continuously working on creating their

very own version. But imagine a voyager

variant if you will; a maritime adaptation to

the pedestrian gallery. There just might be

only one place on this whole earth where

something like this can be found. It exists in

the harbor of Linz in Austria.

The freight container complex was originally

not intended as a space for street art.

A small group of mature skateboarders and

snowboarders will tell you that the Harbor

is „the coolest place in the city“. It’s raw aesthetic

and pure industrial feel radiates the

aura of another time. After rediscovering

this abandoned wasteland, this group of

friends conjured up some frugal creativity

and started creating a space that was truly

their own. They have thrived on the inspiration

they have reaped from the sweeping

mix of disengaged coldness of the old harbor

grounds and the vivacious wildlife that

has reoccupied the empty spaces.

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Mural Harbor

In 2012, for aesthetic reasons, STOHEAD was

invited to paint a large-scale piece on a grey

wall opposite to the club’s balcony. But as

with so many of our featured projects… they

often just start with just one wall. A year later

ROA stopped by, and a year after that ARYZ.

A literal harbor of murals began to grow and

it became obvious there was potential for a

sizable project. With that in mind, an infrastructure

was established and a roster was

curated for further ongoing additions.

Today Mural Harbor has surpassed 100 murals

created by artists from 25 different nations.

And of course, MONTANA is hugely supportive

of this amazingly unique project. We are

always on the lookout for graffiti fans and

creatives who decide to take matters into their

own hands; and with the Mural Harbor team,

we have found great ones.

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THE WEIRD CREW

HIGH FIVE TO

THE WEIRD CREW

AN ANNIVERSARY

WELL SPENT

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The Weird crew

There are some pretty incredible crews out there in the graffiti-stratosphere.

Most crews range from 2 to 5 artists, but we’d like to feature

a special larger crew from Germany and Austria. The Weird crew has

10 members, each with a background in graffiti, and each with their

own recognizable style, but all with a unique focus on character design.

They work as artists, graphic designers, illustrators and lecturers in 6

different cities. For their 5th anniversary, they have come together for a

special birthday bash in Vienna to celebrate their collaboration as well

as their friendship. First they kicked off the get-together with some live

mural painting action at the Calle Libre festival in Vienna. This was

followed by an exhibition at the Rabbit Eye Movement Art Space, located

in the heart of Vienna. After a successful opening, the Weirdos took off

towards Linz for their final act of anniversary high time.

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The Weird crew

Mural Harbor, organized by another team of trusted Montana coop

friends, is well known for its swanky mural scape created by artists

from all around the globe. The Weird crew was hosted there for almost

two weeks, during which they created what originally was supposed to

be an anniversary wall, but ultimately turned into an incredible Weird

house, as the ideas and artworks grew with each arriving member of

the crew. The concept of the collective morphed into a 4 season theme.

First, Vidam’s wall titled „Spring Fever“ gives you the initial taste of

sunshine. Then, „Pineapple Jonny“, by HRVB, sends your brain into a

full-tilt summer feeling. Rookie and DXTR worked on their edition of

a windy autumn in a fantastic collab, finishing off with Frau Isa, who

reminds us that winter is just a blink away with some holly and ivy and

hot cocoa. In addition to the „4 seasons“, Look the Weird and Cone each

created walls with their own very idiosyncratic styles, which feature two

radically different designs.

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The Weird Crew

Furthermore, Nychos got busy and created a

mural titled „Translucent Serpent“, staying

true to his style and his love for anatomically

inclined designs, while DXTR painted

a seemingly endless piece titled „the Hunt“,

featuring a wild chase. Eight completed walls

later, the Weirdos can dust off their hands and

lean back in self-satisfaction, knowing that

they have proven, once again, that they’re a

bottomless pit of creativity.

Montana has been following and influencing

the German graffiti scene since the mid-90s

and during that time, we have become friends

with so many artists and curators. We appreciate

the different styles and types of creative

heads we have come to meet and work with.

It is all the more fulfilling to us and gives us

great joy when all these incredible people start

working together and networking with one

another, to create and work on something even

bigger than themselves.

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the-weird-crew.tumblr.com

#theweird #weirdcrew

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Metropolink

Art, Expression

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When we are asked to contribute to graffiti festivals, we usually

don’t need a whole lot of convincing. But when that festival

takes place in the hometown of Montana-Cans, Heidelberg,

Germany, we are on fire! The Metropolink festival has now

been held twice, and each time with an incredible outcome. As

UNESCO, Creative City Heidelberg has been a hiphop and graffiti

hub ever since it started flowing over to Germany from the USA

via movies and pop culture. Even today, there continues to be

a variety of events around urban art in different venues in the

city. Organizer Pascal Baumgärtner’s focus is to create new

and beautiful places that bring people of different age groups

and of all walks of life together. And even in the first year of the

Metropolink festival, he took great strides to achieve his goal:

Many live mural paintings were featured all over the city,

24 mobile cubes were used as exhibition rooms, there were

workshops for kids, a symposium about art in public spaces

was held, 6 different exhibitions opened their doors for the first

time and 30 junction boxes were redesigned. For round two, the

Metropolink team attempted to involve all of Heidelberg’s city

districts. The festival created an artistic synthesis from July 8

to July 22, 2016, including an extensive array of attractions. In

the city district of Kirchheim, a public gallery was created by

international artists such as Stohead, Pau and SweetUno. The

ever-grey concrete walls of the industrialized apartment block

in Emmertsgrund got a makeover by none other than Hendrik

Beikirch. The roster includes even more internationally

renowned artists, such as Herakut, SMASH137, Limow and

many more.

A Festival

that Brings

People

Together

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In overseas ship containers positioned on the Bismarck

plaza, spectators could debate with refugees or homeless

people, and even give full scope to their creative minds. The

„Raumfänger“, a mobile event tent, featured contextualized

Poetry Slams and concerts. A documentation center took

you on a wild journey through Heidelberg's graffiti history

from its first steps up to today. One special highlight was

the "Urban-Romatic-Tour" which enabled the passengers

on board to watch artists while they do what they do best:

contribute to the urban scope of originality. The convertible

bus took you to 18 different stops in 8 districts. The diverse

program proves that we have a city in which creativity

can and should be lived out, says mayor Eckart Würzner.

We agree and are proud to have been a part of this great

beginning.

www.metropolink-festival.net

photos by @ Manuel Wagner, Alexander Krziwanie

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“Anatomy of the main weapon of choice“ artwork by Nychos as a homage to our game-changing

Montana BLACK spray paint! Screenprints were sold at www.rabbiteyemovement.at

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NUART 2016

Stavanger

Norway

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MONTANA-CANS

supports

annual

street art

festival

in Stavanger

Norway

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NUART is an international street art festival,

which takes place once a year at the coastal city of

Stavanger, Norway. The festival consists of a series

of citywide exhibitions, events, performances,

interventions, debates, workshops and possibilities to

practice different ways of street art. It is a place where

people who are interested in contemporary street

art and its expansion come together, exchange their

views and have a huge celebration since 2001. The

festival invites the worlds leading and most-talented

street artists to present their pieces in- and outdoor.

In 2016 the popular artists ADD FUEL, AXEL VOID,

ERON, EVOL, JAUNE FINTAN MAGEE, HENRIK

ULDALEN, HYURO, JEFF GILETTE, KENNARDPHILLIPS,

MTO, NIPPER, ROBERT MONTGOMERY and SPY

participated in the event. For artists like these,

NUART is a platform to present their works in a more

alternative way and to avoid the established art

system. So the focus of the festival is more on people

and their daily surroundings as on an elite isolated

space. NUART is a non-profit festival that is thankful

for a lot of volunteers and vandals who help to set it

up every year.

The exhibited street art is deeply connected with

graffiti, comic culture and stencil art. To realize their

great work, the artists use Montana GOLD cans.

Montana GOLD spray-cans are not only a technical

support – furthermore it is a way street artists have

the possibility to express their contentual thoughts.

MONTANA-CANS provides such a wide range of

colors, which the artists can use. Each color has

another impact on the surrounding. The different

caps give the artist the possibilities to paint gestural,

extensive and also very detailed.

MONTANA-CANS is proud to support the NUART

festival in varied ways.

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Calum Lasham and Brian Tallman

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mosEs

& taps

mosCoW

russiA

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topsprayEr

paint

thrEE

murals

in thE

capital

of russia

MOSES and TAPS aka the TOPSPRAYER are well

known for their unconventional Graffiti actions in

public space. Even if you never know what's coming

next with those two graffiti-individualists, it was a

big surprise when the message came out that they

are working on a mural in the city of Moscow. The

way they are, with no surprise, it wasn't just one

mural but rather three murals at the campus of the

former biggest newspaper of Russia. Followers of

MOSES and TAPS know that they are not known as

TOPSPRAYER for nothing because they painted as

much as just a very few.

MOSES and TAPS became famous on the streets.

Better than that: They became famous on the tracks

of Germany and Europe, where their pieces covered

walls and trains long before they published a book

with the title TOPSPRAYER and got even more

recognition by a wider audience. In the beginning, the

individual high-quality graffiti styles of MOSES and

TAPS couldn't be much more different. Together they

painted train systems all over the world. Nowadays,

if you think of MOSES, you think of TAPS at the same

time. With MOSES and TAPS , two characters of the

graffiti culture (or even more?) faded together and

became one, under the synonym TOPSPRAYER. The

two different styles became a symbiosis within a

corporate identity painted with Montana BLACK True

Cyan and True Yellow. At least, you couldn't even

recognize anymore who was who.

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The MOSES and TAPS

mural in Moscow is at

least, according to its

height, the biggest of

their corporate identity

paintings. They designed

two facades with their

well-known color-splashes,

throw-ups and patterns

of lines in blue and

yellow, which each of us

has already seen before,

somewhere in the worldwide

city- or landscapes.

The third mural goes a step

further. To the blue and

yellow new, bright colors –

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which break the corporate

identity – explode, as if


MOSES and TAPS wanted

to free themselves from

their self-imposed norms.

It is left to the viewer to

conclude the future path of


MOSES and TAPS . We are

already looking forward,

it seems as if it will be

colorful!

photography by Good Guy Boris

Watch the video:

bit.ly/Moscow-Video

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Since 2006 the popular FACES & LACES festival takes place regularly

in the capital of Russia. MONTANA CANS has been a long

time partner of the event and was, of course, present at the 10th

anniversary, supporting the participating artists with a wide range

of colors and products. The FACES & LACES festival is one of the

most exciting festivals in Russia and unites concerts, parties,

bmx, skateboarding, sneaker culture, streetwear, graffiti- and street

art culture every year to a unique clash of subcultures in the heart

of Moscow. The anniversary was under the motto of CITY UNDER

CONSTRUCTION and, in addition to exciting performances in all

areas – for example LIL B and the Invisibl Skratch Piklz –

it was the place to be for national and international graffiti and

street art.

The festival took place from August 6th to 7th in high-summer

conditions and Moscow presented itself at its best. The artists

had best conditions to shake the cans and become creative to

the beat of the performing DJ’s at the popular Gorki Park. The

beginning of several painted walls all over the area were done

by the Serbian twins SOBEKCIS, as well as the Russian artists

PEEKS and PLUSIER. They painted a typical Russian truck and

one of the many walls with a large color range of MONTANA GOLD

spray-cans.

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Also since 2006, the SECRET WALLS live illustration battles have

been organized all over the planet. So it was a perfect match for

the battle to take place at FACES & LACES 2016, which brought

numerous artists on stage to compete in a creative way. The walls

were done by artists such as MAD (Moscow), TAME (Minsk), INEY

(Moscow), SLOOF (Rostov-On-Don), KOGAN (Berlin) and REN

GRAUN (Saint Petersburg).

Under the bustling sun of Moscow you could enjoy the colorful

impressions of the festival by wearing a classic KANGOL hat designed

by artists such as MUCH, BODIK, SUBWWAYMOSCOWW and

EGOR who used MONTANA CANS ACRYLIC marker. After so much

creative spirit the FACES & LACES festival was a successful event

not only for friends of the graffiti- and street art culture. MONTANA

CANS wishes all the best for the next 10 years. Party On!

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At Work

Taiwan’s

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Urban art movements are not confined to specific countries or areas. They

are spreading around the globe, attempting to generate awareness and justification,

and educate the cultures that they encounter. The Wallriors festival

is an urban art and graffiti festival in Taiwan. It is held twice a year in the city

of Kaohsiung, the last one took place in November, 2016.

The organizational team behind the festival is a network of artists, observers

and idealists who work on art projects in public spaces. Their objective is to

make art accessible to a wider audience by taking it out of the conventional

gallery space and embedding it into the cities where we live - truly making art

for everyone.

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Sao-Paolo-based artist SLIKS is known as a

writer graffiti artist. But he also has mastered

the art of large-scale graffiti art as proven by

his incredible mural in bright colors.

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The Wallriors organizational team united with the

Arcade Art Gallery in order to bring international artists

to its scene. The line-up included international artists

OKUDA, SEN2 and SLIKS, but also many local artists

participated including BAMBOO, DEBE, MR.OGAY and

FASO1. Stunning murals were created all over the city

scape of Kaohsiung City.

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The streets of Kaohsiung are being formed and enriched by these incredible

murals. Making it possible that every pedestrian becomes a gallery visitor.


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Including some old cars, which were painted and positioned

in a local skatepark as obstacles for the skaters.

This old city has grown from a small village in the 17th

century into the political, economic and industrial center

of southern Taiwan. We find the Wallriors festival to

be the perfect addition to our promotional efforts and

are happy to support its growth in the coming years.

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follow the wallriors event on:

montana-cans.blog/Wallriors

www.thewallriors.com

@thewallriors

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DUBAI STREET MUSEUM

m o n t a n a

c a n s

s u p p o r t s

t h E

d u b a i

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MONTANA CANS sponsors and supports the DUBAI STREET MUSEUM – the first

contemporary street art event of this amount in the Middle East. The event takes

place in the streets of Dubai over a period of five years and welcomes numerous

national and international artists to the United Arab Emirates. The DUBAI STREET

MUSEUM is curated by ROM LEVY, the founder of the blog streetartnews.net, and

SANAZ ASKARI, the owner of the MINE Gallery Dubai. Both managed to create

a great mixture of highly innovative artists such as 1010 and CASE (MA’CLAIM)

from Germany, ERNEST ZACHAREVIC from Lithuania, SETH THE GLOBEPAINTER

from France, MARTIN WHATSON from Norway, Russian artist JULIA VOLCHKOVA,

HUA TUNAN from China and INKMAN from Tunisia. These participating artists

already finished their murals during the first phase of the event on large-scaled

walls along the 2nd of December Street in Al Satwa, a district with a high-density

of retail outlets and private residential dwellings. The finished works can be seen

in our MONTANA BLOG filled with regular updates on graffiti-, street art- and

contemporary art events like the DUBAI STREET MUSEUM.

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as the official sponsor, monTana cans

provides monTana Gold spray-cans to

all the participating artists, who need

the best tools for their works on different

surfaces and highest-quality colors that

resist the harsh climate of the United

arab emirates. The unique event unites all

kinds of national and international street

art of the highest standard – no matter

if is abstract or figurative. it turns the

streets of dubai into an open-air museum

with many different ways and artistic

interpretations of „The Past“ – the curated

theme of the dUBai sTReeT mUseUm.

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With German artist CASE (MA’CLAIM) one of MONTANA CANS

longtime friends is a main part of the line-up for the DUBAI

STREET MUSEUM. CASE (MA’CLAIM), who is one of the pioneers of

photorealistic graffiti, pushes not only the quality of this great event

into highest heights. Together with his graffiti crew MA’CLAIM,

he became internationally known in the early 2000s and since

then participated in several graffiti- and street art events together

with his crew mates and as a single artist. Today his works can be

found in galleries and exhibitions all over the world. In Dubai, he

finished two of the largest murals of the event. His two artworks

are dedicated to the traditional Arabic culture and combine the

curated theme „The Past“ with the typical, detailed view on the

characteristics of the society. With „Fishermen“ and „Arabic Coffee“,

CASE is once again able to capture the small particularities of

society in a large format. The artworks were done with MONTANA

GOLD and can be visited in the streets of Dubai.

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www.montana-cans.blog/dubai-street-museum

www.dubaistreetmuseum.ae

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Creating a

Whole City

in a Postcard

The best projects grow like a sprouting seed. Some spark

of an idea that was just there all the sudden, which can

then either be discarded or developed consciously or

subconsciously into a real live project. It is this genuine

evolvement that give these projects their authenticity.

One of our most recently established collaborations is our

partnership with the Greetings Tour.

The artist duo Victor Ving and Lisa Beggs are on a special

road trip in an RV, traveling to cities throughout the United

Stated for almost two years now! In these cities, they create

interactive murals, and essentially, future landmarks. The

design is based on the classic Large Letter postcards from

the 30’s-50’s which depicted the name of a city with images

of landmarks from that specific city in each of the letters.

The artists' very different backgrounds and passion for their

joint endeavor are what make this project so unique. For

Ving, the emphasis lies on them creating art for the public,

the mural artwork being something local residents will want

to identify with and appreciate in the end. Focusing not only

of popular, well-known landmarks, but also incorporating

undiscovered treasures and historical elements into their

aerosol art designs.

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Combining Beggs’ photography and the help and

tips from locals has led to exclusive insights that are

featured in the letters in the mural, which then is given

back to the community in turn, especially the offline

community, but also social media and blog posts are

keeping fans from all over the globe up to date as well.

The duo is also interested in collaborating with local

artists and businesses, enriching the designs even

more, and giving each city its very own flare. In the end,

the entire project will be gathered into an extensive

publication in form of a series of linen postcards. We

love their idea and are thrilled to support them on their

artistic journey.

#greetingstour

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Victor Ving is a former NYC graffiti artist who now utilizes his aerosol

art experience to create public murals for local communities. He is one

of the co-owners of Klughaus Gallery and Graffiti USA art agency.

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More on our blog:

www.montana-cans.blog/ greetings-tour

or on www.greetingstour.com

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Greetings tour

Photography and

Dance, she moved to

New York City where

she began shooting.

Lisa’s portfolio can be

found on her website

www.lisabeggs.com

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Photographer Lisa

Beggs was born

and raised in Ohio.

Upon graduating

from Ohio University

for Commercial

Photography: @Lisa Beggs

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KNALL-ORANGE for

Community Spirit

A Special Can for

a Special Brand

We’re always thrilled when other brands or artists come to us with a great idea. So, when established German

brand Jägermeister came knocking we were all ears. Skipping the deliberation process alltogether,

we were sure this was going to be awesome. To make this opportune decision even more worthwhile, we

decided to create a special-occasion-can in Jägermeister’s true orange color, namely „KNALL-ORANGE,“

which translates loosely to „BRIGHT-ORANGE“. Of course, under the pretext of designing the can’s litho

and exchanging further ideas, we had to meet the Jägermeister Team from Wolfenbüttel, who are so passionate

about their work. Naturally this – how else could it have been – was commenced by the partaking

of a shot of the legendary herb digestif from Wolfenbüttel. It is likely that precisely this, made the design

and campaign even more fruitful than we had hoped.

The can’s design is sleek and minimalistic, sporting both the Jägermeister and the Montana Logo on the

„KNALL-ORANGE“ base of the can. Of course the #wallsofwir campaign is also printed on the can.

The „KNALL-ORANGE“ color was created and mixed solely for this specific can.

All together 3,480 limited edition cans were produced and distributed, and because we know how much

our fans love our limited edition cans, we decided to incorporate this collectable into our Collaboseries.

Since the cans were not available for normal purchase, they belong to our special collectable can editions.

Jägermeister understands that within a creative heart, there is graffiti, an art form that brings people

together in collaboration, to create and enjoy. It is our pleasure to have played a part in this project and

help further this perception of what our art form is really all about.

#GERMANSPRAYPAINT

#MONTANACOLLABOSERIES

#WALLSOFWIR

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Unity

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Art

Just imagine if someone came up to you and said that they

believe the very thing you’re most passionate about is perhaps

the perfect medium to promote team spirit and bring people

together. No matter what your passion, you’d probably be pretty

stoked! We definitely were, when Jägermeister came to us with

unique proposal. We were hooked and full of enthusiasm, and

on top of it all, the mutual affinity was almost tangible.

Jägermeister is known worldwide for their top quality herb

digestif. In Germany, they're also known for their well-executed

campaigns, their good sense of humor and their love for

camaraderie.

Their #wallsofwir campaign promoted community spirit,

which is a typical topic for all of Jägermeister’s projects. The

4-week #wallsofwir campaign was focused on creating 4

large-scale murals in public spaces in four large German cities,

Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne and Stuttgart, and had a roster of 16

German artists based in those respective cities. After the first

bit of brainstorming, it was clear we had to create a special

color for this occasion related to the classic Jägermeister

Orange. "KNALL-ORANGE" which translates loosely to "BRIGHT-

ORANGE" was created and handed out for free in graffiti shops

in each city throughout the duration of the event, to further

promote it.

The project was kicked off in Hamburg by artists ANNA

T-IRON, OJEY 80, HEIS and the ALPHABET BOYS. Supplied

with a whole bunch of Montana BLACK cans, the team got to

work to create a collage-style piece in the cities party district

of St. Pauli. It turned out to be a real Jäger-masterpiece with

Jägermeister’s font logo letter J as recognition feature. Next

up, Berlin-based artists DEE DEE KID, GOGO PLATA, DEJOE and

DIE DIXONS created a real Berlin Wall of unity. Featuring all

kinds of creatures from humanoid to a more robotic faction, this

wall invites its spectators to become a part of a unique team,

including a designated selfie point for perfect angle.

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www.jaegermeister.de

#wallsofwir

We at Montana identify

ourselves as a passionate

brand which is made in

Germany. The Jägermeister

team met our passion and

raised us a cause. We are

proud to have been a part of

Jägermeister’s #wallsofwir

campaign and are grateful for

the outstanding partnership

that has been established.

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In Cologne, 4 unique styles

were combined to create an

exclusive mashup. Similar to

the incredible combination

of Jägermeister’s 56 herbs,

both of these blends combine

to become something that

is even more special. Artists

POUT SPENCER, SEMOR, THE

TOP NOTCH and RANDOM EXP

stayed true to their individual

styles, proving that team spirit

also means diversity and

multifariousness.

Last but definitely not least,

the #wallsofwir mural in

Stuttgart was to portray

community spirit quite literally.

Artists DINGO BABUSCH,

PEREZ, MOOHEE and SMOK

created a breathtaking

mural with the names of 20

Instagram-users who won

the Jägermeister contest in

September, 2016. Each name

has its very own style, creating

a colorful and powerful unity.

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Th e

Montana

Acrylic

Series

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After the MONTANA-CANS products have left our factory, we can find our

colors on various surfaces in the most varied forms of art and with the

most diverse styles all over the world. We can find the results of creative

work with MONTANACANS in public spaces and private art collections

but often we can only guess the creative process in between the production

of our products and the finished artworks. For the MONTANA

ACRYLIC SERIES we started producing a series of Studio Visits to document

how different the artists use our products and turn them into

unique pieces of art. The MONTANA ACRYLIC SERIES Studio Visits are

exciting insides into the art world and show how important the technical

part of our products is next to the creative processes.

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The Montana Acrylic Series

For the beginning of our series of Studio Visits, we met

graffiti artist and illustrator HOMBRE SUK who showed us

how he gives live to his sketched characters with the help

of MONTANA ACRYLIC products.

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photography by Alexander Krziwanie

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The first episode was followed by a visit to designer

and artist HANNAH RABENSTEIN, who we met at the

Nürnberg Pop Festival to look over her shoulder when

she was decorating a black MINI with a wide variety of

white letters in different types, shapes and sizes.

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follow on instagram @MONTANAMARKERS

Images by Jordan Katz

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The Montana Acrylic Series

In addition, Studio Visits brought us to hand-lettering artist

ANNA T-IRON, designer JAN PAUL MÜLLER and illustrator and

tattoo artist MAX BIRKL, who are working with MONTANA AC-

RYLIC SERIES products and are representative for the widerange

of artistic possibilities the ACRYLIC SERIES is covering.

The MONTANA ACRYLIC Studio Visits are regularly published

with pictures and as a video on our MONTANA-CANS blog. They

show the differences in the everyday routines and provide background

informations to each artists thoughts. It is great for us

to see how wide the range of using the MONTANA ACRYLIC SE-

RIES is and we are already looking forward to upcoming Studio

Visits in the ateliers of participating artists.

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www.montana-cans.blog/acrylicseries

#acrylicseries #montanamarkers

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#nitrocombi

#Germanspraypaint

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IMPRINT

Media owner and publisher:

Montana-Cans

Graphic design | Art direction:

RB02 Design Raum & Montana-Cans

Frank Bässler, Alexander Krziwanie

Texts:

Lydia Scott, Ole Zimmermann

Special thanks to all contributing photographers:

Good Guy Boris (MOSES & TAPS)

Selina Miles (Murals In The Market, POW! WOW!)

Brandon Shigeta, Daniel Weintraub (POW! WOW!)

Kevin @kevintsg (THE WALL-RIORS)

Selimeins (MURAL HARBOR, THE WEIRD)

Ian Cox, Henrik Haven, Calum Lasham, Brian Tallman (Nuart)

Igor1337 (Faces & Laces)

Lisa Beggs (Greetings Tour)

Rom Levy, Zane Meyer (Dubai Street Museum)

Jordan Katz, Alexander Münch, Jok Sauer,

Alexander Krziwanie, Frank Bässler,

Dominik Baum, Manuel Wagner

© 2017, Montana-Cans

All rights reserved.

Reprinting, even in part, only with the approval of the

publisher. No liability can be accepted for unsolicited

photos, slides, films or manuscripts received.

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