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Isle Skateboards

Isle Skateboards

Marking a milestone for the London based brand, in March 2020 Isle Skateboards collaborated with Nike SB to create a custom Blazer Mid that expressed the raw feel of the UK capital with a fine art aesthetic. Allowing a cyanotype printed canvas cut out positioned towards the heel to stand out, the Isle team opted for all black uppers and streamlined detailing upon an all-black rubber outsole. Tapping into co-founder Nick Jenssen’s career as an artist, the fabric patch expresses his unique perspective on the city and incorporates hand written ‘isle’ lettering for subtle branding. Featuring visuals by Jacob Harris, the accompanying campaign video includes Nike Jensen, Chris Jones and Casper Brooker skating on London’s streets.

Founded in 2013 by pro skateboarders Paul Shier and Nick Jensen, Isle Skateboards is an independent London based skate label that has become known for its highly creative graphics developed by Jensen and creative director Chris Aylen. Each release includes an array of contemporary apparel styles adorned with custom artwork, designed by the creative duo, which often

has an abstract look and a considered use of colour. Inspired by Girl, Chocolate, Alien Workshop and Toy Machine, the duo follow a considered approach to design that includes inviting individuals from outside of skateboarding to collaborate for a different perspective.

Both Shier and Jensen have their own impressive list of achievements alongside running Isle - Shier scored his first sponsorship deal aged 21 and Jensen is a successful fine artist - which directly influences each release of apparel, accessories and stand out 7-ply maple skate decks. In 2015, their first full length video ‘Vase’ displayed the brands vision to blend art with skateboarding and combines the two perfectly with street shots paired with Super-8 style shots of experimental studio arrangements. Having now expanded to support the likes of Remy Taveira, Darius Trabalza and Mike Arnold, Isle have maintained a slow but steady approach to expansion that remains focused on time and energy being put into personal artwork and their team.

Marking a milestone for the London based brand, in March 2020 Isle Skateboards collaborated with Nike SB to create a custom Blazer Mid that expressed the raw feel of the UK capital with a fine art aesthetic. Allowing a cyanotype printed canvas cut out positioned towards the heel to stand out, the Isle team opted for all black uppers and streamlined detailing upon an all-black rubber outsole. Tapping into co-founder Nick Jenssen’s career as an artist, the fabric patch...