Monday, August 22, 2016
Vert Is Dead takes a look back at the Small Room for the week.
The company was started by Louis Carlton in 1990. It lasted until 1993 or so. They caught the attention of many of people by running black and white quarter page ads in Thrasher that were arty and 'zine like in design. The text looked to have been cut and pasted at odd angles and the photos appeared to have been run through a photocopier a couple of times. Small Room was based out of San Luis Obispo, California. I think they had a local connection with California Cheap Skates because their products were always featured in CCS catalogs, who were also out of SLO. This had to have helped out immensely with sales in the pre-internet age. I never had one of their boards, but I liked the ads and from what I've read online, the decks were of a solid quality. The team included a number of riders that went on to turn pro for other companies.
Thrasher - January 1992 Volume 12 Number 1