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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

FO RM UL A76 The first

FO RM UL A76 The first can of 2015 has been designed by Formula 76, aptly featuring his favorite color BLK 6080 „Mescaline“, which is also the name of a hallucinogen that is found naturally in the Peyote- Kakus. Benjamin Tibbs, AKA Formula76, is a Hamburg-based style-writer and designer who is best known for his logos and designs for popular German rappers, such as Jan Delay, Samy Deluxe, Beginner, and more. His interest in graffiti was first sparked in 1990 at the age of 14. In 2000 he became a member of the elite TYPOHOLICS design committee as a freelance graphic designer. He made his personal breakthrough in 2009 when he exhibited some of his free works for the first time. Since then he has displayed his work in group and singular exhibitions. His color of choice not only emulates his street name on a chemical basis, it is also strongly reflected in the design itself. The hallucinatory swirls, drips and drops combined with geometric shapes portrait his artistic style and the name of the color all at once. This type of minimalistic dual color scheme is also found in many of his other artworks. The NC-Formula lettering is cleverly merged to become dual purposed, for the can labelling and the spelling of his name. The overall feel of the design mimic a soaring trip. 14

BLACK artist edition can #6 was designed by our favorite Stockholm-based artist, KAOS. After thorough consideration of our broad assortment of colors, KAOS selected our BLK 3145 „Punk Pink“ as his color of choice. Growing up in Uppsala Sweden, KAOS was captured by the allure of graffiti writing in the early 80’s, when the art form began to unfold locally. Once he had moved to Stockholm 1987, his career as an artist really took off. His artwork was valued across the borders of his homeland and he became a key activist in Stockholm’s graffiti-writing scene. Over the years he has played a crucial role at nearly every major juncture in the development of the Swedish graffiti scene, which explains his significant impact on Swedish and European graffiti. KAOS’ entire story can be relived through his book „Vandals in motion“. So, it was to be expected that his strong influence on the scene writers worldwide would be reflected in the design of the litho. Remaining true to the theme of his favorite color, KAOS gave our BLACK logo some punk-style of its own. The white anarchy-symbol on the black and pink colored can adds the final touch to its otherwise raw and authentic design. The can itself almost represents an ode to graffiti writers all over the world. KAOS 15

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