Wednesday, August 14, 2013
"We come from skateboarding."
Origin started in late 2002. The pros were Mike Santarossa, Ron Whaley, and Brad Hayes, Justin Reynolds was added in 2003. The ams were Steve Kindle, Eric Schumm, and Kyle Sellers. The first ad was a little unspectacular and used the font Papyrus so I didn't scan it. The next three ads were all similar to Mike's ad, with different color schemes for the three pros. After that, they moved on to normal advertising with skateboard photos.
I don't know a whole lot about Origin. They had a solid team with Santarossa, Hayes, and Whaley. In looking through Big Brothers from the early 2000s, there were a lot of random start-ups that weren't around long, probably due to questionable financial support in a difficult economic period. It's interesting to see some of the things that have been slightly forgotten over the years.
If you need a good laugh, check out Bernie O'Dowd's Skateboarding Saves. I added it to the links. It's like a Sick Sad World for the skateboard nostalgia scene.
The photos are by Joey Shigeo and Rowland. Not sure on a first name for Rowland so if anybody knows, say something.
Mike Santarossa #2: Big Brother - January 2003 Number 92
Eric Schumm: Big Brother - April 2003 Number 95
Kyle Sellers: Big Brother - May 2003 Number 96
Mike Santarossa #3: Big Brother - July 2003 Number 98