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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.

Introducing Spanish

Introducing Spanish graffiti writer LAIA Doing it alone in Barcelona Artist artist Profile IG @iamlaia Location Barcelona ↑ From markers to spray paint and back. It’s all one big creative melting pot for Laia. → When you’re Laia and you have got a wall and some spray paint, then you have what you need to create. ↓ Laia’s graffiti roots are the foundation of her ideas. Cartoon characters merge with clever design and raw street edge. There are many stereotypes in the world. Graffiti is not exempt from this with lots of unspoken rules and regulations. This is why any contemporary adult writer cringes at the thought of defining an artist by their gender. Gender doesn’t predict or define good style. 80 Artists in Focus LAiA

What stands out from the crowd with Spanish born writer and artist LAIA, is not just that she is a talented artist with style and concepts that are engaging and aesthetic. And most of all not that she is fe ­ male. What is noteworthy and inspiring is that she started this whole graffiti journey alone. Not moving in the security of a crew and not paying attention to any limits or constraints that graffiti culture may carry with it. Apart from graffiti, ignoring negative stereotypes is what LAIA does best. This free-spirited writer was born in Barcelona in 1984. Still residing in the city, her interest in graffiti was awakened in 1999. The natural progression from bombing to piecing occurred and before long in 2000, the markers in her tool kit were accompanied by spray cans. The then 14-year-old took to the streets alone as she decided she wanted to »get up«. Artists in Focus LAiA 81

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