Montana Cans

Montana Cans was founded back in 1995, the spray paint brand has been making large strides in the art scene by creating quality products. The brand’s founders and workers have a deep connection in the art world as some of them are still practising artists. Created by and used by artists, the Montana Cans brand offers a wide range vivid colours and unparalleled premium quality.

The journey for this brand started from a garage and gradually grew into a brand that can be found in 60 countries in the world. Still expanding, this company joined forces with the largest spray paint manufacturer in Europe to access large distribution channels and consistent production. In years to come, it will be an accessible brand worldwide changing how artist experience creating art.

Montana Cans specialises in spray cans but they also provide other products for artists to indulge in. They supply acrylic markers, bold markers, ink refills, racks, nozzles and other merchandise.

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Montana Can’s fabulous enamel cup.

One of my favourites is this Montana Enamel Mug (unfortunately not available anymore). Featuring the “Rail Runner” design by German artist FORMULA 76, the white metal cup with a black logo is ideal for indoor or outdoor use. The company designed it to be dishwasher safe, campfire friendly and almost unbreakable, making it ready for anything thrown at it, whether hot or cold. Moreover, it has a decent 300ml capacity.

Away from the little review, Montana Cans produces a wide variety of colours for use and they have their own colouring system. The colour matching system they use was specifically created to optimise workflow for all creatives involved whether amateur of professional. They give the artist all that they may need to make creating artwork an enjoyable and seamless experience.

Additionally, their products are created to be environmentally friendly. Because they are part of the Motip Dupli Group, they have received EN-ISO 14001 and EN-ISO 9001 certification indicating that they observe high environmental standards.

Supporting various artists’ works

There are notable artists who are fans of the brand and they have created magnificent pieces. For example, just this year, Nuno Viegas the Portuguese artist used Montana Golds to create the “Shirt Mask x King of Hearts” piece for the Nuart Festival. Spanish artist Ruben Sanchez (ZOONCHEZ) used Montana cans to create the mural “Intercultural Balance” for the Stadt.Wand.Kunst festival in Germany.

There are many more artists who have created amazing works with this brand and these can be seen on their blog. Just recently, Montana Cans introduced Swedish artist KEAR to the art community. KEAR has been turning abandoned buildings, halls of fame and trucks in New York into lively sights, all thanks to the popping Montana Black plus Montana Gold colors.

Elsewhere and just this October, Hamburg-based artist duo “LOW BROS” used several Montana Black and Montana Gold cans to transform an old-fashioned gas station into a retro-futuristic piece of artwork. What was an abandoned petrol refilling point is now a breathtaking gas station that anyone would want a photo of for their Instagram.

For a brand that has such humble beginnings, they have made quite a large stride. They continue to create innovative products for artists introducing new products regularly. They have been around for 24 years now, there are no signs of them slowing down or compromising on the quality of the product. Therefore, we cannot help but cross our fingers with anticipation to see what next the Montana Cans bring us next!

One last thing, Montana Cans appreciate a close connection with their fans, users and friends. They are always willing to share information about their products, current projects, artists they are working with and many more. To stay tuned, find them on Instagram,  Facebook, and YouTube.

female banksy bambi

In Search of Bambi; the Female Banksy

Work of art by the purported “female Banksy” has been springing up in London for as long as eight years, however, picked up footing as of late when celebrities such as Rihanna, Robbie Williams, and Jolie-Pitts authorized pieces by her.

The question amongst many is who is she? Nobody has the slightest idea. The comparative style of work and the anonymity of the artist alongside the hype that comes with it are fuelling comparisons with the original Banksy. If anything, she’s considerably harder to bind, with fewer footprints than her partner.

Who’s she?

Going by the field name Bambi, she’s a born and brought up London girl who clearly parts her time between London and Los Angeles. She’s rumored to live somewhere in central Islington, which is her exact place of birth. As indicated by her manager Lenny Villa, Bambi additionally simply happens to be a worldwide popstar.

The most suspected names include Paloma Faith, M.I.A, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell and Adele. It’s not clear why two-fifths of the Spice Girls are in the rundown seeing as they don’t look street savvy or keeping anything like that a mystery.

Most probable suspect

We can discount Adele. She may have the propensity for pavements but she ordered a Bambi piece for herself and we don’t think she’s the self-obsessed type.

We are left with Paloma or M.I.A. To help narrow it down, here are some pieces grabbed in past interviews and research: she’s in her early thirties and she studied at the City & Guilds of London Art School, in Kennington, south of London, before undertaking an MA at St. Martin’s School of Art. Her favorite car is Aston Martin and she loves wearing Vivienne Westwood and Agent Provocateur plus she derived her name from her jazz artist father who got the moniker from “bambino”, meaning child in Italian.

While it’s the sort bad-girl behavior we anticipate from M.I.A, she is of Sri Lankan legacy and there’s n chance on earth she was born in Islington. She graduated from St. Martin’s but on the other hand she’s 40. M.I.A additionally released a book of her artwork in 2012, which many would have attracted correlations with it on the off chance it was unmistakable. Other than that, her father is the head of Global Sustainability Initiative.

All things considered, Paloma. The brilliantly haired songster ticks a large amount of the cases. She’s from East London, moved on from St. Martin’s and has regularly worn her also shaded designer friend’s garments as well as had an occupation at Agent Provocateur. Her dad was Spanish, which is the place the bambino could have originated from, but at the same time, she’s surprisingly pertinent at Italian as you can see in the intro of this video. In addition, she’s 34, so she fits into the age bracket.

female banksy artwork of two women

Her style

Whoever she is, her style reverberates with that of Banksy, to such an extent that they did an exhibition together. Her secret companion is additionally the main individual other than her chief and mom to know her actual identity. Like superheroes, neither discusses the other’s day job.

She concentrates generally on convenient Brit popular culture, with maybe somewhat little wit than her partner. Bambi wears white overalls and a mask while painting at sunrise with a group of imitations to brilliantly stencil well-known faces from Bond and Amy Winehouse to Cara Delevigne to the Royal family. With her periodic silly slogan and trademark to her Disney namesake, her work is quickly conspicuous.

Why mind?

When Kanye West commissioned a bare butt Bambi of Kim Kardashian as a wedding present, the artist was launched into the mainstream. Her art increased in value to at least £450 per print, of which she has plenty of new works in store should you wish to own one. Her most costly unique was a portrait of Kate Moss, commissioned for £50,000.

The hype surrounding the artist has put her alongside the likes of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin and every celebrity want a piece. She’s dubbed as the Andy Warhol of Islington. The popularity of her work has simultaneously brought about a drive for street art and questions about what her artwork mean to the scene. Much the same as the avenues of Shoreditch, when something that was originally the embodiment of urban coarseness turns out to be just available to the affluent, it now and again spells the end.

While we can’t predict what might happen to the value of her work if she’s unmasked, you can anticipate that it will ascend perhaps because her prints are so limited. You can find more of her works at Joseph Fine Art. In case you are more inspired be enhancing your mobile photo gallery, hit the streets and underpasses of London.