Founded in 2013 by Ex-Blueprint skaters Paul Shier and Nick Jensen, Isle Skateboards is an Independent skate brand from London. Since becoming established Isle has moved on leaps and bounds and is now best known for its abstract graphics and thoroughbred UK skaters like Casper Brooker and Tom Knox. All of Isle Skateboards artwork has been developed by Nick Jenson, Founder and established fine artist, and creative director Chris Aylen. Nick’s fine art background gives Isle’s skateboard graphics the upper hand and keeps things fresh.
Coming from the ashes of Blueprint Paul and Nick saw an opportunity to form a unique UK skate label and did exactly that. Onboarding Tom Knox, Casper Brooker Chris Jones, Jon Nguyen and Mike Arnold. Isle did not rush things. In 2015 they released “Vase” their full length skate video. Unlike most new skate brands who rush to put out their first video Isle took their time and with the help of Atlantic Drifts, Jacob Harris, put out arguably one of the UK’s finest skate videos. Since 2015, Isle haven’t released a lot of videography but their team hasn’t been sleeping. Most can be seen in various episodes of the Atlantic Drift series on Thrasher.
Isle Skateboards has had some of the most iconic collaborations for a UK brand. Teaming up with Nike SB for a mid blazer, Carhartt WIP, Lakai and G-shock!