Pretty much all the lines were linear -- usually cut with that old steak knife from the kitchen.
At some point during the last 20 years or so, somebody realized that the geometric designs, as classic Peanuts as they may be, just weren't pushing the envelope of creativity. Since that time, the levels of creativity have exploded.
I remember watching the old TV show Roseanne -- generally speaking I wasn't a big fan of the show, but their Halloween specials were rather fun. That was the first time I remember seeing the intricately carved artistic masterpieces that are still showstoppers at pumpkin festivals.
Around that same time, the "etched" pumpkins were also becoming popular. These aren't carved pumpkins per se, but rather lightly etched on the surface just enough to allow light through but not cut completely through the pumpkin walls.
You get the idea.
Soooooo. All of this pumpkin talk begs the question -- How are you decorating your pumpkins this year?
Happy Halloween from the whole scary Clark Kent Creations team!