The global spread of the kustom scene has led to a resurgence of interest in pinstriping — the art of painting lines on automobiles to accentuate their shape. From its origins in the Californian counter-culture of the 1960s it now has passionate adherents throughout the globe. Pinstripe Planet takes a look at some of the original practitioners as well as today's talent.
Featured artists: Alan Johnson, Ben Lander, Craig Fraser, Craig Judd, Dave Bell, David Hightower, Dean Jeffries, “Dirty” Donny Gillies, Ed Roth, Empire 32, Enamel, Herb Martinez, Hiro “Wildman” Ishii, Jimmy C, Jon Leeson, Ken the Flattop, Lyle Fisk, Makoto, Maze, Melissa Gee, Minoru “Mr. G” Goto, Mr. J, Neil Meillard, Pekka Wizzz, Peter Anthony, Ryzart, Simon Watts, Skratch, Sven von Lynch, Tom Kelly, Tom Plate, Tommy the Greek, Tony Perez, T’s Design Shop, Von Dutch and Yosemite Sam.
General Editor Herb Martinez
Herb Martinez is one of the leading pinstripers in the world today. Based in Livermore, California, his work has been shown in all the major hot rod publications and has featured in major Hollywood movies (including Disney/Pixar’s 2006 animated movie Cars). His passion for spreading the art of pinstriping has led him to pursue teaching workshops in the US, UK and mainland Europe.
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