Earlier in the year we did a design for the first Artist Series of the CANMANS. The Canmans are a series of vinyl figures designed by WITNES AWR for TOYNAMI focused on graffiti artists and the art of collecting spray paint cans. There are 5 artists in the first series ….Ourselves, Greg CRAOLA Simkins, POSE, REVOK and ALEX PARDEE . As well as being super bad ass…each figure also has a removable lid for storing spray paint tips and other items discreetly.

We wanted to make our design specific to our homeland ‘AUSTRALIA’…so we transformed our can into an old DULUX spray can which is an Australian brand of paint. This particular labeled Dulux has been off the market for a long time now…So we thought maybe this one had been sitting in the trash somewhere for 20 or so years…filled with rust and assorted slugs , slowly mutated grew a mouth and came to life!!

The set of Canmans are available online and in stores across the states….Go to TOYNAMI.COM or CANMANS.COM to find out more.



A lot of the time when we explain to people what we do and how we work they say... " work together, and you are a couple! I'd end up killing my girlfriend/boyfriend if we collaborated on everything we did!" I guess we are pretty lucky...two peas in a pod! Two crazy, work-a-holic, mad dorks in a pod! After years of living, painting walls and working together we have only become closer, stronger and even more in sync. Every day we wake up, paint all day..and keep each other entertained with constant chatter and stupid jokes. Who could ask for more out of life!! We are both originally from Melbourne Australia, and have been living and working in LA for the past 2 years, soaking up the sun and chaos that surrounds us.
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One Response to THE CANMANS

  1. Adam Nightingale says:

    I’ve been waiting for this release since I first saw it at a show (via the web of course)!

    The finished product looks every bit as good. Yours is easily the best design 🙂

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