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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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MONTANA CANS LOOKBOOK 2022 Like a passenger on a speeding train, you don’t always pay attention to all the stations you pass if the train you are on is running express to your destination. As a result, we concentrate on making sure that we get off at the right stop in those infrequent moments when the train finally comes to a halt. For many artists, creatives, and people active in the cultures of graffiti and street art, this is how they remember 2021/22. For the team at Montana Cans, our partners, customers, and supporters, this is something we can relate to. And it is one of the reasons why the Montana Cans Lookbook has been gaining value each year as an archiving document that helps to remind us to look back and reflect on some of the special moments that we didn’t get a chance to do while in the moment. A little something for everyone, the 7th Montana Cans Lookbook 2021/22 captures some of those inspiring events and happenings that made an otherwise challenging period more creative, and bearable. While we were continuously being told when we could, and couldn’t, leave our homes, it was proved that you can lock artistic people down, but you can’t keep their creativity on lock. When times are tough there is often friction. And where there’s friction, there are some of the most inspiring creative achievements ever made. While on the topic of friction, shortly before the print deadline of this book, the current state of affairs for our Eastern neighbors in the Ukraine and Russia escalated to the point of conflict. Our thoughts go out to all our Ukrainian and Russian graffiti writing friends and colleagues in the interest of equality, solidarity, peace, and non-violent relationships. A treasure trove of collectible cans was released in collaboration with some of the biggest movers and shakers in the game. The Montana BLACK Artist Edition cans, the Iconic Series, and Montana Collabo cans all raised the bar for design-savvy appreciators and collectors of limited-edition top-quality cans. A light was shone upon some of the most innovative artists from within the graffiti scene and its periphery, giving us some insight into how and why they do what they do. Whether it be in Europe, Asia, the United States, or anywhere across the globe. We dug a little deeper than just vibrant colors and eye-candy with some mind-opening articles and interviews that covered a wide array of engaging topics that often only get scratched at the surface. Topics like the rise of the tag, as it transcends into the territory of the piece at the top of the food chain while still maintaining its historical graffiti form as a handmade tag. We left the city and got back to the rusty rails to see how kings can return to their thrones in the kingdom of the freight yard. We learned how a graffiti artist can earn the title of being an icon, while others shared some depth on personal experiences and observations. We look at some of the epic events that bring street art and graffiti cultures even further, while in some cases awakening the consciousness of society as a whole. While others managed to bring us all back together on the streets, united in color. Not to mention all the innovative products and merch released by Montana Cans during 2021/22, all for your reading pleasure within the pages of the MONTANA CANS LOOKBOOK #07 2021/2022. Montana-Cans LOOKBOOK 2022 Editorial 7

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