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MONTANA-CANS LOOKBOOK 2016

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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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My Real Challenges Were Outside The Ring. mural as part of herakut‘s “SAINTS” projects. Don‘t miss the the video: bitly.com/powwowakut LOOKBOOK 016 For Jasper Wong, the idea begann as an excuse to get all his friends together to paint and hang out. It took off from there. But in the beginning, the response from the people in Kaka’ako wasn’t so positive. People were afraid of the consequences the festival might bring with it; a phenomenon what Wong refers to as the „the broken window theory“; the presumption that public artwork and murals would bring crime to the area. But, over the years, this notion was proven to be completely wrong. On the contrary, Pow! Wow! brought a lot of people to the area, which has made the neighborhood more safer, more colorful and more fun. It has changed the entire perception of Kaka’ako from having been a forgotten district, to now being seen a beautiful area with a ton of art everywhere. Wong is proud to know that his initiative has contributed to this occurrence. The focus of the festival’s development is not to increase so much in size, but rather to strengthen all the individual elements. Other than the murals that are being created, Pow! Wow! has added by a ton of other disciplines, broadening the artistic horizon of the entire festival. As of this year’s festival in 2015, this has also been noticeably enhanced by a close cooperation with the Honolulu Museum of Art. This new collaboration has also helped achieve Wong’s second goal, aside from creating a get-together-platform: the ability to educate people about art and create a wider perception of the art which is being created worldwide, by showing the people of Hawaii exactly what kind of art is happening around the world - and vice versa, showing people outside of Hawaii what people in Hawaii are doing. Due to the unique setting of the Pow! Wow! festival it is clear that culture and traditions would play a role in the event. The artists John „Prime“ Hina takes the lead through the first get-together. After the artists arrive - but before they go out and paint - there is a gathering where all artists „take home all these excursions all these holoholos to the pali lookout“. Holoholo like Aloha is a Hawaiian word which means a journey without a destination. For Pow! Wow!, Prime wants to give the artists the full experience of what Hawaii is all about from a cultural perspective. When they leave Hawaii, Prime wants them to take aloha with them and take the mana, a spiritual energy, which came from Hawaii, out into the world. bitly.com/akut-for-herakut 25

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