6 steps to better pinstriping designs

Analyzing effective designs reveals the secrets

By Todd Hanson

Posted on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

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What really makes a good design in pinstriping? Have you ever tried to break it down and see why certain designs work better than others? Why do the designs of some pinstripers look better than others?

For years it has seemed like how long you can pull a line doesn’t matter—it’s what your designs look like. But to a certain extent, many designs have seemed very primitive to me. It seems as though there has been very little advancement in pinstriping designing over the last 40 years until the last five years or so.

Often people have used pinstriping as an accent, without much thought to it. Basically, “What Von Dutch did back then is still okay to do now.” Von Dutch’s work was very primitive, basically like Henry Ford when he built his first car. It sure seems like pinstriping should have made advancements just like automotive building and designing. But for the most part, it hasn’t.

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