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Pinstripe Planet: Fine Lines from the World's Best
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Pinstripe Planet: Fine Lines from the World's Best

by Herb Martinez
 

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Pinstriping is the signature art of Kustom Kulture, pinstriping is the purest expression of a customizer's style. Pinstripe Planet, authored by one of the art's most respected practitioners, is a photographic and textual celebration of this unique decorative art form, a genuine instance of motor-Americana now making its mark around the globe. A historical and visual

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Pinstriping is the signature art of Kustom Kulture, pinstriping is the purest expression of a customizer's style. Pinstripe Planet, authored by one of the art's most respected practitioners, is a photographic and textual celebration of this unique decorative art form, a genuine instance of motor-Americana now making its mark around the globe. A historical and visual overview of pinstriping culture, the book takes readers into all the great shops-from Circle City Hot Rods and Baron Speed Shop to Romance of Rust and The Paintbox-and right into the action as a variety of rides ranging from hot rods and lowriders to old-school choppers and bobbers are striped up. Showcasing the distinct history and tradition of each region where the art flourishes, Pinstripe Planet features the work of today’s most influential contemporaries, such as Art Schilling, Jimmy C, Steve Chazyeka, and Herb Martinez in the United States; Tom Plate, John Leeson and Neil Meillard in Europe; Makoto Kobayashi in Japan; and Simon Watts in Australia. It also provides a look at the origins of pinstriping and its revival at the hands of the great Kenny ""Von Dutch"" Howard, Tommy the Greek and Ed ""Big Daddy"" Roth.

Editorial Reviews

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Drive!, January 2007

“Even though he didn’t write it with a striping brush, it’s the most authoritative and comprehensive survey of pinstriping design – a critical aspect of the Kustom Kulture. Brilliantly illustrated in full color throughout, with many artwork examples shown in print for the first time, it’s THE essential resource for anyone into pinstriping … Like classic print-and-pinstriping schemes, Pinstripe Planet, is made to last – it’s printed on 130gsm art paper, with an imitation cloth cover and a 5-color UV varnished jacket.”

Iron Works, May 2007

“If you’ve ever been fascinated by the art of the pinstriper, Pinstripe Planet is for you. The case-bound book starts with the likes of Von Dutch and Ed Roth then rolls on to show the striking work of artists in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia. Flying eyeballs abound.”

CruZin’ Magazine, April 2007

“If you are wondering whether there is anything that can’t be pinstriped, it might be water. In this book there are striped cars, motorcycles, leather jackets, bowling balls, et al. A book about striping has to be attractive and this one is.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760327081
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
11/15/2006
Edition description:
First
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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From the Publisher
Drive!, January 2007

“Even though he didn’t write it with a striping brush, it’s the most authoritative and comprehensive survey of pinstriping design – a critical aspect of the Kustom Kulture. Brilliantly illustrated in full color throughout, with many artwork examples shown in print for the first time, it’s THE essential resource for anyone into pinstriping … Like classic print-and-pinstriping schemes, Pinstripe Planet, is made to last – it’s printed on 130gsm art paper, with an imitation cloth cover and a 5-color UV varnished jacket.”

Iron Works, May 2007

“If you’ve ever been fascinated by the art of the pinstriper, Pinstripe Planet is for you. The case-bound book starts with the likes of Von Dutch and Ed Roth then rolls on to show the striking work of artists in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Australia. Flying eyeballs abound.”

CruZin’ Magazine, April 2007

“If you are wondering whether there is anything that can’t be pinstriped, it might be water. In this book there are striped cars, motorcycles, leather jackets, bowling balls, et al. A book about striping has to be attractive and this one is.”

Meet the Author

Herb Martinez ("The Line Doctor"), one of today's most significant pinstripers, was born in San Francisco in 1946. He began striping in 1961 and started Color Machine Body and Paint ten years later. A member of SEMA and NHRA, Herb's achievements have been celebrated by the Mack Brush Hall of Fame, the Grand National Roadster Hall of Fame and the San Francisco Rod & Custom Show. Herb tours his art extensively in Europe and Japan as well as the USA. He is a contributor to many magazines - including AutoArt and Autographics - and a consultant to House of Kolor. Since 1988 Herb has been based in Livermore, CA.

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