I’ll start off with a little bit of pinstriping history. Pinstriping was said to be born in America, there for it makes it American make, which I’m all about. Pinstriping began in the 1860’s with Andrew Mack of JJ Deal Wagon & Buggy where he used simple pinstriping lines to accent the buggy’s and wagon’s body lines. Pinstriping carried on from wagons and buggies to the first car, the Ford Model T. The 1950’s is known as the “Golden Ear of Pinstriping” where famous pinstriper such as Kenneth Howard a.k.a. Von Dutch, Tommy The Greek, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, and George Barris really flourished their skills. Today, pinstriping is as simple as a line down the side of a car or as easy as buying a printer sticker. Pinstriping is a very unique type of art that is dying off.
I chose pinstriping for my blog because I am a car guy and I especially like the old muscle cars. Pinstriping can be applied to make surfaces such as metal, wood and glass. It could be found on toys, furniture, window borders, and cars, which is my favorite. When I go to car shows I like looking for the fine details, such as the pinstriping. It could be as simple as a couple hand painted line down the side of a 69’ Camaro or as elabrent as a full work of art meeting in the middle of a 57’s Chevy Bel Air’s hood. What I do not like about pinstriping is that it is quite difficult to do, trust me I have tried in the past. Also, it is a rapidly dying form of art. I would say that pinstriping falls into its own category of art. There are three methods of pinstriping, mechanical stripe, applied by a machine on an assembly line. Tape stripes, the cheaper alternative to paint. These methods are very clean, simple stripes, but they lack the creativity and design that has made the art so popular. The third method, applying the stripe by hand with a brush and paint, which still carries the creative vision so many valued in the first place, including me. The images I found were through; capturingcapacity.com
Has anyone tried to pinstripe before?
Has anyone seen pinstriping before? If so where?
Pinstriping is a dying art, is there a place in today’s world to where it can make a comeback?