Western Edition Skateboards began in San Francisco 1999. Founded by Kent Uyehara and Ian Johnson. The company Western Edition is derived from the neighborhood "Western Addition" in the city. It has a long history from the Ohlone who are the original inhabitants of the city, to small scale farmland, to suburban Victorian streetcar suburb, to “Little United Nations” to Japantown’s bustling enclave, to the Harlem of the West to Fillmore. Our style is rooted in a hybrid of midcentury Black American music, early 1900’s modernism, San Francisco history, athletics, and mid-nineties skateboarding.