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The Montana-Cans LOOKBOOK 2020 – Looking back to move forward to a new generation Seeing 2019 come to end was a particularly exciting thing. Not only were we the team at Montana-Cans excited by the things to come, but we also enjoyed the chance to reflect and pay tribute to all the creators, partners and supporters that helped make all we achieved possible. Ending 2019 was also joined with the realization that we had just ended a decade and started a new generation. For this very reason, the Montana-Cans LOOKBOOK 2020 is jammed packed with exceptional content. Available now in limited hard copies and digitally in the link below, we took time to revisit some of the pivotal moments, like the progress of the Montana BLACK Artist Can Series featuring DEMS and RAGE, the biggest ever Montana Cans logo mural in the LA spray day. We took a peek at the lives of the movers and shakers like Odeith and his very unique take on painting, the LOW BROS at METROPOLINK. We took some time to see the world at the home of SOBEKCIS. We shared some words with HOW & NOSM while they were working on an epic mural for the Boulevard 13 project in Paris. Artists such as Amber Vittoria and DMOTE let us into their studios to share some of their more private works. For the more under the radar artworks, we featured some of the works of veterans of steel in the form of the U.S TCI crew and their efforts on the freight trains. While OSMAN flew the European flag for innovative commuter train artwork. And while in Europe (or at least for now still in Europe), we put the magnifying glass on the UK exposing some refreshing approaches to graffiti by VOYDER, 45RPM, and PREF. "Bring The Paint" beeped heavily on the international event radar, bringing world-class graffiti art and muralism together in one space. While far away over the ocean the team at POW! WOW! and the GREETINGS TOUR teams moved from strength to strength making the international art calendar a monumental one. All this and more. With a big THANK YOU we invite you to spend some time and take a look at the Montana-Cans LOOKBOOK 2020.

#18RAGE PhotogrAphy Rage

#18RAGE PhotogrAphy Rage Location Hamburg, Germany Hamburg, Germany is renowned for extremely innovative and high quality graffiti. Both on and off the trains. But in a city so creatively prolific, where security is so tight and competition is even tighter, there is still room for one name to shine. A name that is synonymous with quality, innovation and dedication when it comes to art and graffiti on trains. And that name is »RAGE «. Since apx. 1998 the name RAGE or RACHE has found it’s way into traffic in many forms, on many moving surfaces. For the 18th edition of the Montana BLACK Artist Edition cans, this name has found it’s way onto another major moving surface, the Montana BLACK color, Black 9001. With the boundaries of graffiti, typography and fine art blurring in nearly every artwork RAGE creates, it seemed only logical that he would be featured as a Montana BLACK Artist Edition artist. It was thus unsurprising that the color black, with all it’s impact, precision and clarity, was RAGE’s color of choice. Also bearing in mind, that black is one of the highest covering colors in a can and therefore heavily features in countless RAGE artworks. It got us wondering, what makes RAGE tick? What drives him to create artwork as impressive as it is? Here is what he had to say. 10 Montana BLACK Artist Edition RAGE

MONTANA-CANS The word Rage or Rache are very strong, loaded words. When you started writing it you were 20 years+ younger. Do you still feel any »rage« as an ingredient to your artwork or it’s context? Or has it become just letters you re-invent to develop as an artist? RAGE I have a distinct problem with someone or anyone trying to set me limits or telling me what I should or shouldn’t do and my stance on this has not changed in 20 years! Unfortunately, I always feel that I am being subjected to societal constraints and norms on a daily basis. This occurs at all levels, the system aims to keep you both small and quiet. Graffiti means more to me than any old fad or some ridiculous teenage dick measuring com petition. In my eyes graffiti represents a form of protest against the system. Therefore, I lay more importance in the name or moniker than I do with insignificant combination of letters. I have a distinct problem with someone or anyone trying to set me limits or telling me what I should or shouldn’t do MC Not many artists have managed consistency, quality and output on trains like you do. How did you do it? Have you just gotten faster, have you always found new spots to push time barriers or have you had to become a graffiti »MacGyver« to use gadgets and technology to keep you one step ahead? MC The book »The Art of Rage« featuring your artwork may of opened the eyes of the last few graffiti enthusiasts on the globe that didn’t know about you before. Have you noticed any changes in peoples awareness of you or your art since then? Has staying stealth become harder? RAGE I have no idea to be honest. As I prefer to keep my circle small and personal I decided not have a social media presence making it relatively easy to remain anonymous. RAGE I always try to work as professionally as possible. But most of the time, I’m just the guy that requires the most time to finish what I’m doing, I always manage to exhaust the comparatively short time span available to execute my painting. MC The most, if not all of your artwork is based on trains. Obviously there is a lot of preparation and strategy to be good at that. Has this taken it’s toll on you psychologically? To keep your ideas moving in one medium while staying ahead of the law at the same time. Montana BLACK Artist Edition RAGE 11

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