How To Pinstripe

byAlan JohnsonForeword byRoger Morrison

August 15, 2007|
How To Pinstripe by Alan Johnson
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Even before the heyday of Von Dutch and Big Daddy, the ultimate way to personalize your car or motorcycle was to lay some wicked lines on top of the paintwork. Done with a steady hand and an eye for style, pinstripes speak volumes. InHow to Pinstripe, acclaimed veteran striper Alan Johnson teaches you everything you need to know to get started, to further your mastery of the form, or to simply understand how a good design comes together.<BR <BR Following a primer on the history and evolution of pinstriping, this book launches into a step-by-step guide to the pinstriping process--from choosing paint and brushes that suit your style and abilities, to preparing surfaces, experimenting with symmetrical and asymmetrical designs, striping freehand, and using grids and patterns. While stressing the importance of finding your own style and having fun with the hobby, Johnson also explains the basics of color theory and unique considerations for antique and classic cars, hot rods and customs, and motorcycles.How to Pinstripe</I>is the perfect source for beginners and veterans alike.</P>

Alan Johnson caught the pinstriping bug at age 11, when his father took him to see Ed "Big Daddy" Roth at the New York Coliseum. After graduating from Newark School of Fine Industrial Art in 1968, Alan landed a job as art director at a New York City ad agency. In 1974 he moved his family to the country and started his own business, whi...
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Title:How To Pinstripe
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:160 pages, 10.7 X 8.25 X 0.65 in
Shipping dimensions:160 pages, 10.7 X 8.25 X 0.65 in
Published:August 15, 2007
Publisher:Motorbooks
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780760327494

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