Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Welcome to two for Tuesday.
Jason Celaya started Welcome in 2010 with the goal of making functional decks that weren't the same as the standard popsicle shape. He wanted something that you could do tricks on that wasn't a cruiser or an old school board. The graphics are the other big difference about Welcome. They look nothing like the name in a big font paired with a logo that seems to be plaguing the never ending batches of seasonal drops. There's a heavy influence of Chris Miller and Neil Blender with what goes on these boards, but it feels inspired by what they did for G & S and Schmitt Stix back in the in day and not flat out copying their artistic efforts.
Nora Vasconcellos is from Pembroke, Massachusetts and shreds all sorts of transitions. She also rides for Bones Wheels and Converse.
The photo of Nora is by Matt Price.
Boards: Thrasher - June 2014 Volume 34 Number 6
Nora: Thrasher - March 2015 Volume 35 Number 3