• THE MTN DIARIES II, PART 2

    Published by on 15 de April de 2013 at 12:00

    Daily MTN, The MTN Diaries

    Graffiti. A protest, a rant, a criticism of society? What’s left of it when marketing, fashion, commercials, designers, galleries, politicians, in short everyone wants a piece of it?

    What’s left are those who paint in the shadow and just don’t give a crap about all of that. The hardcore branch of underground graffiti is still here, more alive and driven than ever despite the law, justice, police and ever improving security systems. They remain far away from those who’d like to tame graffiti, put it in a box, label it and sell it.

    In 1996, when Montana Colors launched the spraycan which would change graffiti forever, the concept was ‘hardcore’. It spawned from the minds of a handful of train writers in search for a tool worth painting with, in order to express themselves more easily… The MTN Hardcore was born, a high pressure spraycan perfect for the urgent situations steel lovers have to face.

    Today, after conquering the world, the Hardcore is reborn almost 20 years later. Staying in touch with the evolution of technologies, the 2.0 version fulfills all expectations. The paint covers better and dries instantaneously, while the pressure remains the same. Of course, most radicals won’t miss the opportunity to point out the irony in an anti-marketing speech which simultaneously promotes a product. To each his own, but Montana Colors passionately started out from scratch and played its part with sincerity, reaching a balance between its mission and sales awareness; a necessity to survive the sharks that soon entered the arena. The Brand from Barcelona stays loyal to its origins and beliefs, remaining independent while creating the best tools for the outcasts of the art world – the bombers and the writers.

    Eager to promote this everlasting passion, Montana Colors has carefully picked out footage from all around Europe, courtesy of anonymous graffiti activists whose rage remains intact. This movie is the final result; a tribute to those who experience graffiti with every fiber of their being, as an outlet or escape from daily humiliations of a society corrupt to the bone. A society in which they don’t hesitate to break the rules, in order to feel a bit more… alive.

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  • THE MTN DIARIES II

    Published by on 22 de November de 2012 at 20:07

    Daily MTN, The MTN Diaries

    Graffiti. A protest, a rant, a criticism of society? What’s left of it when marketing, fashion, commercials, designers, galleries, politicians, in short everyone wants a piece of it?

    What’s left are those who paint in the shadow and just don’t give a crap about all of that. The hardcore branch of underground graffiti is still here, more alive and driven than ever despite the law, justice, police and ever improving security systems. They remain far away from those who’d like to tame graffiti, put it in a box, label it and sell it.

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  • THE MTN DIARIES

    Published by on 11 de December de 2010 at 12:00

    The MTN Diaries

    From ‘Style Wars’ to ‘Dirty Handz, a handful of graffiti movies definitely marked the previous decades. Today Montanacolors and Allcity celebrate the launching of the “94″ spraypaint, and take this occasion to support the production of an original movie, ‘The MTN Diaries‘. The film sticks to the reality of graffiti as it is, and tries without any bias to transcript at its best the energy and raw talent of today’s actors of the scene, whether it’d be in the streets, on trains, on walls or in the galeries.

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