Icons of Pinstriping

Each year we have a different crew in the Icons of Pinstriping corral.  Here are some of the artists from past years.

Jim Brando
Jim Brandonisio, a.k.a. Brando, a self-taught sign artist has been lettering and pin striping since 1973 at the age of 16. Born in 1957, in a northern suburb of Chicago, he picked up his fathers brushes just 3 years after his death, and has been involved in the arts ever since.

Hugh Hoffman
A model car builder from the very beginning hooked Hugh in the automotive and hot rod world.  Hot Rod and Carcraft only gave him the much needed ideas to build his artistic talent with self taught lettering and Pinstriping.  Now with 40 years under his belt Von Dutch and Ed Roth were icons in his world.

Bill Foust
Is the 2013 Chicago Brushmaster Frank H Atkinson lifetime achievement award recipient.
Influences in his career was Jim Chandler but it was fueled with Hot Rod magazines and paying attention at the drag strip with all the professional funny cars.  Bill logs in over 30 years to his artistic career.

Ted Turner
Currently the custom paint designer / stylist for Harley Davidson Ted has been in the custom auto graphics world for too many years!  Super creative and attention to detail have lead to Ted being the go to guy for HD!

Jim Hetzler
A.k.a Hetz, is a full time pinstriper, airbrush artist and custom painter with over 40 years of creative art experience.  The "how to" books that Ed Roth sold in the back of Hot Rod magazines is how Hetz taught himself to freehand pinstripe.  Today he spends much of his time teaching House of Kolor paint techniques also pinstriping and airbrush classes that he holds at his studio.