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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.

MC You have often been

MC You have often been cited as prioritizing your work on walls rather than on canvases. Has the gallery space, creating sellable artworks, or the importance to create studio artwork increased or changed for you? CT Working on canvases was a hassle in the beginning. I love the freedom of space so the letters and the artwork can breathe. I painted my first canvas in 1986 and over the last years, I started to enjoy it more and more. Nowadays I arranged myself with limited space and actually, I love the challenge to work on smaller formats. Nowadays I arranged myself with limited space and actually, I love the challenge to work on smaller formats MC Do, or did you, have any phases in your career until now where you achieved something extra special or important to you? If yes, when was it, and what was it that stands out as important to you? CT Being part of an art agency, creating colors for spray cans, building my own brand, working with big companies, etc.… influenced me as an artist and a human being. But in the end, it was always about the people behind the process that I’ve met over the years during these phases. There were only 2-3 people that really changed my life, opened my eyes, and steered me in the right direction. MC Your position in the international graffiti movement has often earned you the place on judging panels for graffiti contests and events. How do you feel about the role as judge? Beckum 2020 Bochum 2020 Koblenz 2019 38 Interview Can two

Koblenz 2020 Dortmund 2020 CT Being a judge is usually a very difficult job, especially when it comes to graffiti. Every participating artist or crew wants to win, and every graffiti artist has his own artistic opinion about style, letters, colors, swing, and arrangements, etc… So you can imagine how difficult it is to award points to these categories. MC For those that aren’t aware, what are the origins of the name CANTWO? CT I had several names in the beginning, like RATTY FRESH, RASTEY 177, VIVID LEGS just to name a few. In 1986 I came up with the name COOL CANDY. I soon shortened it to CANDY and then to CAN. I added the number 2 because my family and I used to live in a house that was No.2. MC What is your favorite Montana Can and cap combination to paint with? CT I use both, Montana GOLD and Montana BLACK. And I only use a few caps like the Level 1 Skinny, Maclaim, NY Fatcap, and the Level 6 Cap. The iconic path of CANTWO doesn’t stop and we are sure we will be seeing more of what this legendary graffiti artist creates in the days, weeks, months, and years to come. All the while taking his unique style further and deeper into the vaults of future graffiti culture history. Gallery of CANTWO Pieces over three decades This interview was also published on the MontanaCans Blog I had several names in the beginning, like RATTY FRESH, RASTEY 177, VIVID LEGS just to name a few. In 1986 I came up with the name COOL CANDY Interview Can two 39

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