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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.

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RAGE Of course it is often very grueling and stressful but if it were too easy everybody could do this. MC Is it hard for you to come up with new ideas or do they flow from action to action? RAGE I often have a lot of ideas swilling around in my head and definitely do not lack a creative output. But I often feel like I lack both the time and quiet to either implement or work everything out. So technically it is too little for me sometimes. But it certainly is not the case that I have to bend over backwards to produce my current work. MONTANA-CANS For your Montana BLACK Artist Edition can, was it an obvious choice to pick the color black, or did you contemplate other possibilities first? RAGE: No, BLACK was always going to be my first choice. I pre fer to work with a relative combination of colors. Black and white is my favourite color combination of all. The combination creates the greatest contrast and therefore projects a lot of power visually. I don’t require an abundance of colors to achieve my desired goal. MC If you could have done anything different in your graffiti / artistic path until now, what would it be? RAGE If there were, it would be of little significance. MC Is there any where, any train model or any context you still really want to paint? Or is holding it down in your home town more important? RAGE Since I feel arbitrary in a system where I do not face legal action, I remain loyal to the investigative authorities in my city. In addition, it is far more important to me what I do on the train and not the other way, so I move mainly in this area. I prefer to keep my circle small and personal I decided not have a social media presence making it relatively easy to remain anonymous 12 Montana BLACK Artist Edition RAGE

↓ A symbol of harmony and unity, RAGE’s Montana BLACK ARTIST EDI- TION can captures all the elements of his work in one resolved design on the surface of the can. ↑ Always managing to complete the idea in the time allowed, RAGE’s wholecar advances forward in a picturesque Hamburg backdrop. ← Before the reward, there is always the work. Progress shots of the RAGE wholecar being created in another picturesque Hamburg surrounding. BLACK was always going to be my first choice. I prefer to work with a relative combination of colors. Black and white is my favourite color combination of all. Montana BLACK Artist Edition RAGE 13

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