Welcome Skateboards is a brand dedicated to doing things differently. The Californian based brand was founded by Jason Celaya back in 2009 and was born out of a frustration with the current market and brands available, whether it was the product or the team, Celaya couldn’t relate. Starting out with a few sharpie drawings and some hand shaped decks which they would occasionally sell on their blog, the brand seemed to resonate with others who were looking for something unique. From that Welcome began to gain some serious traction with their ‘odd’ designs and anti-mainstream approach.
Drawing inspiration from musical influences including punk and 80’s goth, as well as elements of the supernatural, their abstract illustrative designs are applied to casual, skate ready pieces. Independent, skater owned and passionate about keeping things that way, Welcome really stand out with their unorthodox approach to shaping their boards which have been meticulously crafted to ensure that they can be skated and flipped as well as any other board.
For Spring 2015 the brands supernatural and occult inspired designs continue to feature across a range of tees, long sleeves and hoodies, as well as a small headwear selection donning the brands hand drawn type logo. The ‘oddly’ shaped boards arrive in force with several creative graphics and colours in numerous skate-able shapes.