Events

Girl Skateboards Welcomes…

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

 

Girl Skateboards Welcomes… Andrew Brophy.

With the onslaught of social media this ones been spoke of for a while, Andrew Brophy well and truly fits with Girl Skateboards and it’s a match made in skateboard style heaven. After the demise of Brophy’s last board sponsor Cliche it’s good to see him find a home on the long established brand Girl Skateboards. Props all round for making this one happen and bringing the hype to the Crailtap Camp once again. Now get your fill of Australian power house pop below with Brophy’s all new welcome clip.

 

 

 

Shop Brophy’s Wayward Wheels here- http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/skateboard-wheels/brand/wayward-wheels.html


The Bronze “56,000” Video

Friday, February 10th, 2017

 

 

The Bronze crew have done it yet again, producing a small but deadly edit for you guys to feast your eyes on this weekend. It is a combination of everything great from old footage, slow-motion, P2 card filming, Rizzo, Josh, house music and raw clips. Everything you need in life and it especially brings the motivation that is very much needed during this cold UK winter weather. So if you are struggling to find some inspiration to get out skating then these guys have got you sorted. Thoroughly enjoyed as the skateboarding is as powerful as it gets, you will not be disappointed I’m sure.

 

 

 


Austyn Gillette – Quik Raw Edit

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

 

A visual treat awaits your viewing pleasure brought to you by the style master himself Austyn Gillette. Doubt you’ll ever see a better switch push than in this ‘Quik Raw’ edit, seriously a thing of beauty. The mind baffles as to how one skater looks so natural skating both ways at speed but then it does take Colin Kennedy taking to the road in his car to film the LA streets onslaught.

 

Props to the Berrics for sharing this one with the skateboard World and extra cyber praise to Austyn for reinforcing that style really does matter. Now get your eyes engaged below-

 

 

 

 

 

Shop Huf Worldwide goods here- http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/huf.html

 

 

 


Evan Smith Spitfire Wheels Edit

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

 

 

Seriously ain’t no stopping Evan Smith and his constant destruction of rugged spots Worldwide. This time round coming through with the goods for Spitfire Wheels in his casual smooth as it get’s style. Get your cursor clicking below to enjoy the ride!

 

 

Shop all the latest Spitfire Wheels here- http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/spitfire-wheels.html

 

Follow Evan Smith on Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/starheadbody/?hl=en

Follow Spitfire Wheels on Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/spitfirewheels/?hl=en

 

 

 


Ben Horton Exhibition

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Ben Horton name script

Ben Horton is an American artist and is best known within the skateboarding world as the man behind $lave Skateboards. Horton’s choice of medium tends to be paint or ink drawing on paper, though occasionally his work is applied to old magazines or sheet music rather than just a blank page.

 

Horton’s art often provides commentary on contemporary life with a satirical and occasionally dark focus on the negative effects of modern technology. The human characters within his work are reminiscent of 1950s American advertising which could be considered to heighten the juxtaposition between what would be their somewhat initial idillic physical appearance and the surreal way Horton portrays them in his work. Conversely, Horton is also incredibly skilled in his presentation of animals where apes are a favourite, often presenting then in contrast to, or smarter than, his human characters. Other illustrations of more dangerous animals such as wolves simply portray their visceral nature whereas birds are also a recurring theme and, in contrast to his other works, are usually presented much more elegantly.

 

We are proud to announce that Black Sheep currently has a number of original pieces of artwork by Horton on display at our store. Below is little teaser of some of Horton’s work currently hosted in the shop but we highly recommend coming into store and having a proper browse! The exhibition will be available to view during our whole operating hours:

 

Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs/Fri/Saturday: 10:30am – 6:30pm • Sunday: 11am – 5pm

 

Ben Horton Black Sheep Manchester exhibition teaser

 

For more on Ben Horton or $lave Skateboards, visit benhortonart.wordpress.comworldwideslave.com or follow @slaveskateboards on Instagram.