What is artpump?

artpump® is colorful patina designed in various thin layers that form on the surface of your favorite sneakers, clothes or accessories art-pumped by artist Petja Montanez. artpump changes color based on usage and treatment, conforming to your lifestyle.

artpump is an urban creative term, expressed in the personalized redesign of objects, specifically in the form of sneakers. It swears by original design, which upgrades the basic look of sneakers, clothes or accessories and reflects the unique personality of the individual that wears them.  

Respect for the individual, as an independent entity whose expression of personality is based on the perpetual improvement of content and form is artpump’s maxim and mission.

artpump was born as an idea through the fertile and creative path of graphic designer and crossover artist Petja Montanez through time, and is now finally taking shape in the form of a brand.

Disclaimer* all shoes, accessories or objects are customised. artpump® does not claim to sell authentic brands.

artpump - creative individuality

Surely, as long as the mind is caught up in the struggle with authority, it is not individual at all. To be individual means having complete freedom from all fear, from all compulsion, from the desire to find the right way of living and expressing. That is what we all want, that is the call that rings forth from our hearts - to find the right way of action, the right way of conduct, the right method to live happily, to have peace, to be yourself.

 

An individual has their ‘own’ mind and seeks enlightenment through completing personal tasks as manifested by their own self. They are not influenced by someone else’s opinion, simply because that opinion is ‘popular’. An individual hates to be labeled.

About artist Petja Montanez

Petja has been in advertising for 20 years, during which time she has worked as an Art director for several advertising agencies, including Luna/TBWA, Studio Marketing/JWT Slovenia 7 Croatia, Arih Advertising and currently, Publicis Slovenia. Petja has been awarded numerous times at Slovene national festivals and at international festivals such as Golden Drum, Cresta, Moscow International Advertising Festival and New York Festivals. She has attended the David Carson workshop and later her work was even included in David’s book.


Petja has received the Slovene Best CD cover award and the Award of Excellence in Design Annual 42- Communication Arts, both for the year 2001. She was a member of the international regional jury of Cresta Festival in 2004 and the first female President of the jury of the Slovene Advertising Festival that same year. Her work has been published in PRINT American Graphic Design Magazine.


Today, she is the Art Director of Publicis Slovenia and her work has contributed substantially to the agency being awarded “Agency of the Year “in Slovenia in 2009.


She is driven by the thought that some campaigns actually do change things. This is where her dedication and contribution to charity campaigns comes from. Some of her recent campaigns for Amnesty International and Unicef resulted in huge recognition in Slovenia and at several international festivals as well. Whenever she can find the time, she fuels her creativity by exhibiting with the Designers Society of Slovenia. “Be a woman” is the title and her ongoing creative challenge.

What is artpump?

artpump® is colorful patina designed in various thin layers that form on the surface of your favorite sneakers, clothes or accessories art-pumped by artist Petja Montanez. artpump changes color based on usage and treatment, conforming to your lifestyle.

artpump is an urban creative term, expressed in the personalized redesign of objects, specifically in the form of sneakers. It swears by original design, which upgrades the basic look of sneakers, clothes or accessories and reflects the unique personality of the individual that wears them.  

Respect for the individual, as an independent entity whose expression of personality is based on the perpetual improvement of content and form is artpump’s maxim and mission.

artpump was born as an idea through the fertile and creative path of graphic designer and crossover artist Petja Montanez through time, and is now finally taking shape in the form of a brand.

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Anytime someone wears a Sneaker artpump® custom, note that you will be wearing a “one of one”, handcrafted, piece of artwork that should be handled with care. The shoes we provide are delicately hand painted with professional leather paint and both scratch proof and water resistant but again, please, handle with care.

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Disclaimer* all shoes, accessories or objects are customised. artpump® does not claim to sell authentic brands.

artpump - creative individuality

Surely, as long as the mind is caught up in the struggle with authority, it is not individual at all. To be individual means having complete freedom from all fear, from all compulsion, from the desire to find the right way of living and expressing. That is what we all want, that is the call that rings forth from our hearts - to find the right way of action, the right way of conduct, the right method to live happily, to have peace, to be yourself.

 

An individual has their ‘own’ mind and seeks enlightenment through completing personal tasks as manifested by their own self. They are not influenced by someone else’s opinion, simply because that opinion is ‘popular’. An individual hates to be labeled.

About artist Petja Montanez

Petja has been in advertising for 20 years, during which time she has worked as an Art director for several advertising agencies, including Luna/TBWA, Studio Marketing/JWT Slovenia 7 Croatia, Arih Advertising and currently, Publicis Slovenia. Petja has been awarded numerous times at Slovene national festivals and at international festivals such as Golden Drum, Cresta, Moscow International Advertising Festival and New York Festivals. She has attended the David Carson workshop and later her work was even included in David’s book.


Petja has received the Slovene Best CD cover award and the Award of Excellence in Design Annual 42- Communication Arts, both for the year 2001. She was a member of the international regional jury of Cresta Festival in 2004 and the first female President of the jury of the Slovene Advertising Festival that same year. Her work has been published in PRINT American Graphic Design Magazine.


Today, she is the Art Director of Publicis Slovenia and her work has contributed substantially to the agency being awarded “Agency of the Year “in Slovenia in 2009.


She is driven by the thought that some campaigns actually do change things. This is where her dedication and contribution to charity campaigns comes from. Some of her recent campaigns for Amnesty International and Unicef resulted in huge recognition in Slovenia and at several international festivals as well. Whenever she can find the time, she fuels her creativity by exhibiting with the Designers Society of Slovenia. “Be a woman” is the title and her ongoing creative challenge.

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