Many people assume that the art of modern day pinstriping is associated
with Hot Rod giants such as Von Dutch , George Barris and a host of others.
In fact it's origins can be traced throughout history, back prior
to the roman empire whose designs embellished a myriad of objects
in their every day life. From Gypsy Wagons to 19th century fire
trucks, tracing a line to the beginnings of our human society.
The roots of decorative line art we can first point to La grotte
Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc or better known as the French Cave Paintings.
These amazingly elegant and simple line gestures point to symbolism
that related to their culture perhaps more than some religous practices,
American Indians, whose line work take on a whole new meaning and
spirituality used pictograms. Vibrant colors and free style gestures
to capture the spirit of their surroundings. And incorporating these
elements into their everyday customs.