7 years ago


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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

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NY C HOS There isn’t an artist in the world we would rather have had design the can for our BLK 4230 „Kidney“. Combining Nychos and his anatomically inclined designs to this organ-inspired color was a predestined match. True to the age old saying „no guts, no glory“, the Vienna-based artist creates a fusion between a comic character and the anatomic functions of the body. Growing up in an Austrian family with a fondness for hunting, his early confrontation with the anatomy of dead animals sparked his interest in the science of anatomy and dissection. This fascination and his personal, hands-on experience with the intensely realistic colors of anatomy are strongly reflected in his artworks. The true-to-life interpretation of dissected motifs in conjunction with said intense color schemes are regarded as Nychos’ trademark. This unique signature style was exactly what we had in mind for this BLACK artist edition collaboration, and of course, Nychos exceeded our expectations: The can is embellished with all the guts and glory that any kidney could have ever hoped for. 12

SO BEK CIS The final can of 2014 was designed by artist duo Sobekcis. The twin brothers, Sobek and Kcis from Belgrade, Serbia, chose our BLK 5125 „Dove“ for their BLACK artist edition can for two reasons: one - because of the name of the color and their passion for the incorporation of the bird image into their artwork; and two - because of the overall topic of the design being based on a symbol of peace. The most distinctive feature of the Sobekcis-style is the overload of brightly colored geometric patterns, which recur in all of their works of art. This gives their artworks an unparalleled sense of intensity. For their BLACK artist edition can they chose a more stripped-down, vertical approach in comparison to their usual graffiti and studio work. This more minimalistic concept was used to complement the packaging design context, creating is a shadowy, dark, carbon appearance which integrates the can’s name „Montana BLACK“. The design is an artistic combination of geometric shapes and symbolism with tribal imagery and an overall minimalistic, ethnic feel. 13

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