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If we – the Montana Cans team – ever needed to make a list of our favorite things, graffiti, and art in general would of course be our no. 1. Supporting artists is also one of our favorite things, but somewhere near the top of our list you would definitely find coffee. We love good coffee… and art. And we love Montana-Cans’ hometown of Heidelberg, Germany. So for this year’s Metropolink festival, we decided to do something special. Since the Metropolink festival actually takes place right here in Heidelberg, it is an event that has always been close to our hearts. It has now been held three times, and each time there was an incredible outcome. The last year’s lineups included Herakut, Zest, ECB, Form76, Adnate and many more. The internationally renowned artists Case und Wow created an awesome wall together, which we will feature in a blogpost coming soon. The Creative City Heidelberg has been a hiphop and graffiti hub ever since that culture started flowing over to Germany from the USA via movies and pop culture. Even today, there continues to be a variety of events surrounding urban art in different venues in the city. To celebrate this year’s festival, we decided to create a „Heidelberg“ edition bag and mug. When it was time to decide on the design, we asked one of our favorite illustrators and old time friend Jan Paul Müller.

A combination of Montana tools and Heidelberg landmarks adorn both the mug and the bag. During the festival the mug and bag were available for purchase in eight coffee shops in Heidelberg. One of which is a stylish café called Coffee Nerd, located right in the middle of downtown Heidelberg. They are known for their excellent coffee and now, also for something else. As a special highlight, Jan Paul Müller created a design on the window glass of the coffee shop in a live drawing session, incorporating many of the design elements from the mug’s design. JP Müller chose SH 9120 White Pure ACRYLIC markers with 2 mm Fine and 15 mm tips to create this design. Our Montana ACRYLIC markers work outstandingly well on glass and can be easily removed to make room for new designs. So you can see, in staging this session, we managed to bring a few of our favorite things together. I’m sure Jan Paul Müller had a few coffee breaks during his session, and who could blame him? The smell alone must have been incredibly tempting. Good thing the ACRYLIC markers are odorless! We are very pleased with his design and the attraction that his session became. Thanks to the stormy weather, it was the perfect thing to brighten up everyone’s day, along with their daily dose of caffeine. COFFEE BREAK JP MÜLLER HEIDELBERG

The Karl TheoIdor Bridge, more commonly known as the Old Bridge or Alte Brücke, is a bridge in Heidelberg crossing over the Neckar river. As one of Heidelberg’s most treasured historic landmarks, it was the first to be added to JP Müller’s mug and bag design.

Images by Alexander Krziwanie / Montana-Cans

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