Airbrush.com, September 2007
“It's the best piece of information that I've read. It's a soft cover, magazine-sized tome and it beats the heck out of the more expensive reading material I've perused.”
Auto Art Magazine, July 2007
“Two thumbs up. Great book, well done.”
IronWorks, December 2007
“Is packed with many color images and step-by-step instruction.”
“Illustrated with color photography throughout, ‘How to Pinstripe’ is the perfect source for beginners and experts alike.”
Cruzin’ Magazine, Sept.-Oct. 2007
“I had no how-to books to instruct me. I needed Alan Johnson’s new book, How to Pinstripe. Johnson is a veteran striper who will tell you what you need to know.”
Even before the heyday of Von Dutch, Tommy the Greek, Dean Jeffries, and Big Daddy Roth, the ultimate (and often most economical) way to personalize your car or motorcycle was to lay some wicked lines on top of your paintwork. Done with a steady hand and an eye for style, pinstripes are the enamel cherry atop a steel sundae.
In How to Pinstripe, acclaimed veteran striper Alan Johnson teaches you everything you need to know to get started, further your mastery of the form, and understand how a good design comes together. In addition to a primer on the history and evolution of pinstriping, Johnson explains every step of 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 even using patterns. In addition to stressing the importance of finding your own style and having fun with the hobby, Johnson explains the basics of color theory and unique considerations for antique and classic cars, hot rods and customs, and motorcycles. For more advanced pinstripers, there’s even tried-and-true advice on apprenticing and working car shows.
Completely illustrated with step-by-step color photography throughout, How to Pinstripe is a comprehensive source for stone-cold beginners and salty veterans alike.
This is a fantastic book! The author gives a lot of pictures on a variety of designs, brushes, and paints. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rebekah Randall
There are a bunch of books out there and most of them call out your lack of ability and talent. Alan says getcha a gallon of paint, a brush and when the gallons is gone you're a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by DollarBill777
In this book, Alan Johnson goes from start to finish of the world of pinstriping. He discusses paint choice, brush choice, proper bruch care, handling techniques and tutorials. Read morePublished 14 months ago by David Kummerow
Step by step instruction. History and guides you through the basics of pinstriping. Of course you can read all the books in the world, but the best teacher is experience. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Tanner C.
Good background info, which I was loooking for. It would take 6 months or more to figure out how to avoid mistakes, the book showed me how to start and get going.Published 21 months ago by J Gilchrist