OverviewThe global spread of the Kustom scene has led to a resurgence of interest in pinstriping—the art of painting fine lines on automobiles to accentuate their shape. From its origins in Californian counterculture, and in particular the work of Von Dutch and Tommy the Greek, pinstriping now has passionate adherents throughout the U.S., Japan, Australia, and Europe. Pinstripe Planet provides a unique survey of the huge artistic energy this work represents. It covers the pioneers of the scene in the U.S. to the main practitioners today from around the globe including Craig Fraser, Dirty Donny, Herb Martinez, and Tony Perez in the U.S.; John Leeson, Neil Meillard, Pekka Wizz, and Sven von Lynch in Europe; and Enamel, Mr. G, Wildman Ishii, and Makoto in Japan. Not only are the works brilliantly photographed with many images never before published, the book also explains how artists first found inspiration, how they work, and where their influence can be seen. Cutting-edge art galleries are now beginning to treat pinstriping as worthy of recognition by serious collectors. This book is part of that trend—essential for anyone into the Kustom car and culture scene, for existing pinstripers looking for new sources of inspiration, and for new afficionados of one of the most visually exciting aspects of the counterculture.
Author BiographyHerb Martinez is the author of Herb Martinez's Guide to Pinstriping and the proprietor of Herb Martinez Pinstriping and Signs in Livermore, California.