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Montana Cans LOOKBOOK 2022

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Montana Cans LOOKBOOK 2022 Edition #7 It's that time again to welcome the release of the Montana Cans Lookbook 2022 edition #7. There is no rewind button on life, making it all the more important to reflect on the year that was, and the things that happened during that period. The Montana-Cans Lookbook does just that and reflects on some of the highlights from the year prior. A moment to reflect on those things that may not have received as much shine as they deserved while being "in the moment". The 2021/2022 period was a particularly unique period not only for Montana Cans but for the world as a whole. Mankind arrived at what we hope is the end of the Coronavirus pandemic, there was turbulence in many regions, and the global population started to come to terms with the new financial challenges of life. But apart from increasing prices and challenging health/social situations, there were also many positive moments that brought innovation, fun, color, and creativity back into our lives. The Montana Cans collaborations continued with our many partners, artistic friends, and organizations within the creative world, including a vast array of amazing limited-edition cans, cool collectible products, and new innovations that make painting and creating even more enjoyable than before. Countless brave event organizers pushed forward with their dreams and their world-class events, with Montana Cans as partners on board regardless of the social and political hurdles put in place in the name of health and safety. And off the radar, the global graffiti community kept on creating and pushing our culture forward despite the challenges put in place around them. Regardless of where you were in 2021/2022, steel, bricks, canvas, furniture, and even clothing all got a special creative touch that Montana Cans was proud to be part of. With this in mind, we present to you the Montana-Cans Lookbook 2022 Edition #7 for your enjoyment. Available here digitally and in limited amounts in print at selected Montana Cans partners and resellers.

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LOW BROS mural in Annecy, France Giving new faces to urban spaces Thanks to “La Friche des rails” in France, which is a project that’s beautifying a less aesthetic part of its host city, the Hamburg brothers Christoph and Florin Schmidt have taken their iconic retro-futuristic wolves to the otherwise charming city of Annecy. In a 3 year government-funded project aiming to improve the urban environment of the region, the LOW BROS as they are also known, were called in to make a mega mural in the picturesque place also referred to as “Le Bassin” (an artificially created water basin). On a blank walled hangar, their magical mural came to life, with a focus as they put it, “the human longing for control and availability”. But what does that mean? The mural looks at the human desire to constantly minimize coincidences and risks. A logical progress a reader may think, but the LOW BROS are asking us to consider if we lose more than we gain in this unexciting quest for control. Is the journey more exhilarating than the final destination of possessing something? → Regardless of the surface, the Low Bros know how to work with all the challenges. Location Annecy, France Photography Juliette Travers, Anne-Laure Chemin, Marc Domage The mural looks at the human desire to constantly minimize coincidences and risks ↑ Perspective. A challenge for every mural artist working on large scale artworks. Another strength of the Low Bros artworks. ← From Montana BLACK, to GOLD, and back again. The right tools for every job. LA FRICHE DES RAILS While some think deeply about this message, others are fulfilled visually with the other aspects of the mural. Visually, we see three variations of the teen wolf character, positioned centrally while other elements and images challenge the spatial depth we see, and remind us of the push and pull between analog and digital, which the LOW BROS are famous for. Is it the future? Or is it the recent past? In today’s accelerated world, it is hard to know. The perfectly painted geometric wolves with their vibrant Montana GOLD and BLACK can colors, partially float in a pool of symbols. All with those unique LOW BROS aesthetics. THE HUMAN LONGING FOR CONTROL AND AVAILABILITY Reminding us of the push between analog and digital Regardless of if the viewer looks at the mural philosophically, or simply for visual appreciation, it offers something for everyone and helps bring the community interaction back into the urban landscape. 132 Production Low Bros

„LE BASSIN“ / ANNECY, FRANCE An artificially created water basin Our mural deals with the human longing for control and availability. While shaping the world around us we are constantly trying to minimize coincidences and avoiding dangers and risks. This seems to be a logical progress, but is there a point where we lose more than we are gaining? Isn’t the ambiguous, coincidental and uncontrollable part of the excitement? And the longing often more exhilarating than the possession? On another layer the work examines space and the varying experience of spatial depth, both, in the analog and the digital realm. We are particularly interested in the tension between tradition and progress and how humans find their way in today’s accelerated world. The geometric wolves function here like a kind of avatar and serve as projection surfaces for human characteristics, so-called anthropomorphisms. → Up close and personal. The marriage of analog and digital is explored within the notions of nature and color. ↓ German efficiency. The mural takes shape as the Low Bros work on two scissor lifts side by side. Our mural deals with the human longing for control and availability. While shaping the world around us we are constantly trying to minimize coincidences and avoiding dangers and risks ↓↓ Basking in the sun, the Low Bros take a moment to pose for the camera after a job well done. ↓ Yellow with black eyes, the „smiley face“ is a common feature in many Low Bros artworks. Production Low Bros 133

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