Monday, October 8, 2012
John Deago & Lavar McBride.
After leaving Blind and World Industries, Jason Lee and Chris Pastras started Blue with the backing of Vision's Brad Dorfman. The company lasted about a year before it was scraped and the two took their ideas to Deluxe, who were looking to add another board company. Lee and Pastras wanted to do something that was a little different from the rip off and offensive graphics that were popular at the time. They opted for a more creative vintage look that was inspired by jazz music and album art. The company would become a breath of fresh air during the 1990s for their different approach to skateboarding and the videos that documented it. The initial team included Mike Daher, John Deago, Lavar McBride, and Matt Rodriguez. Paulo Diaz and Mike York would soon join Stereo.
On a completely unrelated topic, Brad Staba has a photo of him doing a trick on a skateboard in the new issue of Thrasher. Nice to see you're still rolling around, Brad.
Thrasher - February 1993 Volume 13 Number 2