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For us at MONTANA-CANS, it is immeasurably important to have a close connection to our friends and partners who use our tools. This need for a close correlation has led us to support and sponsor an amazing amount of incredible events and projects, and helped us to establish collaborations with numerous artists, brands and partners. We are grateful to be in a position to be able to provide this kind of support, and thankful for the abundance of inspirations and ideas that artists and collaboration partners from all across the world share with us. We make it a point to feature these projects and collaborations on our blog and and social media channels, but because of the fast-paced hustle and bustle of the internet, we have decided it was time to create a printed collection which contains merely a small fraction of the creative work we have been involved in over the past years. WWW.MONTANA-CANS.COM


GOLD EN GRE EN For our first BLACK artist can, we chose internationally renowned artist Golden Green who is known for his unique graffiti aesthetics. In contradiction with his name, Golden Green chose our BLK 4060 „Galaxy“, a luscious purple, stating that he likes the color and the room for imagination the word „galaxy“ possesses. The Hamburg-based artist scrambles the graffiti-style elements in a type of hybrid design, creating a futuristic universe full of surreal characters, cunningly-constructed letters and swirling silhouettes in bright and loud colors. In addition to his love for large-sized sprayed pictures on walls and facades, GG’s works include canvases, print, papercut, and now, a can. The „Galaxy“ design - with its trendy colors, galactic milky way and comic planets - might remind you of „the Jetsons“ an old school cartoon from the 60’s. We know for sure GG has picked the perfect color to correspond with his artistic style and we are grateful for his contribution in starting our BLACK artist edition with a Bang. 10

THE GRI FTE RS After being asked to design a BLACK can, the journalist and photographer Good Guy Boris, founder of „The Grifters“ - one of the Internet’s most outstanding graffiti lifestyle blogs - chose our BLK 2093 „Code Red“. Born and raised in the heartlands of Eastern Europe, Boris portraits his young adulthood as a collection of ridiculous ventures in which he was surrounded by extraordinary characters. After his first attempt at sharing his archives with mainstream and alternative medias was met with refusal, Boris created his own photojournalistic blog named „The Grifters“, which reveals a hidden but sincere beauty in the local underworld, with its hustling, corruption, and stereotypes, labeled by society as rejects. After relocating to Paris he pursued his dream of creating a multimedia project that would both entertain and educate young people who were lost in the destructive habits Boris witnessed while growing up. His dream matches the bold statement he chose for the design of the „Code Red“ litho: „Freedom is not defined by safety“. The striking lettering reduces the design to it’s core statement. No clarification necessary. 11

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