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Landscape skateboards Seasons video – goodbye Landscape

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

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With this week’s release of the latest Landscape skateboards Seasons video over on the Vague Mag site, came the sad news that this UK mainstay brand would be closing its doors for good.
Originally emerging from the ashes of the short-lived Fos brand Organic Skateboards that preceded it (see below for their only video release as Organic from the masterful ‘First Broadcast), Landscape Skateboards was officially announced back in 2003 with the release of their first full-length VHS ‘Portraits’.
Filmed and edited by the much missed Chris Massey, Portraits is rightly hailed as a UK classic. Featuring the original Landscape team of Olly Todd, Joel Curtis, Daniel ‘Snowy’ Kinloch and Toby Shuall, Massey’s premier Landscape release set the tone of the brand from the outset with a firm adherence to the ‘less is more’ principle and a focus on gimmick-free, stylish street skating.

 

Over the years since its foundation, many things changed at Landscape skateboards – team riders left, new riders joined and two other full length videos were released (see below), along with numerous tour clips and mag articles but the central philosophy behind Landscape always remained the same.

More recently, Landscape earned itself the moniker of ‘Mancscape’ due to the heavy preponderance of Mancunian based riders, including our very own Black Sheep family member Nick Stansfield and the one-man media enterprise that is Joe Gavin, to name just a few. This local connection adds even more poignancy to the news that Landscape is to join the many other now defunct UK brands in purgatory but its legacy will live on. And what better way to say goodbye than with a banger like this one?

Featuring parts from all the current team riders and a lovely dedication to Chris Barrett at the end (along with Chris Massey and Ben Raemers) – Joe Gavin and the boys have done themselves proud here and left the building on a highnote, or to quote the venerable Slap Forum – “They’ve taken the Heath exit…”

Fans of the brand who are keen to get their hands on some Landscape wood for the wall whilst they still can should direct themselves over to our webstore and pick up a Nick Stansfield pro deck, or even better, one of Landscape’s special Chris Barrett memorial boards which we still have in stock.
Don’t sleep though because when they’re gone, they’re gone and there will be no more restocks for obvious reasons.

 

 

We’re sad to see such a strong voice of the UK skateboard scene disappear but such is the nature of the over-saturated skateboard brand market these days. Any of you with an interest in UK skate brand history are advised to have a look at this heritage article cataloguing some of the other UK brands that have left the building over the last ten years or so.

Goodbye Landscape – you will be missed.
Now, why not treat your eyes to some archive Lanners video below, before you go drop some nuggets and pick yourselves up a piece of UK skate history?

Organic skateboards (the precursor to Lanscape) section from the 2001 classic First Broadcast.

Toby Shaull’s section from Chris Massey’s 2003 ‘Portraits’ video.


2008’s full-length Landscape ‘Horizons’ video by Alan Glass – follow playlist for the full video.


Landscape Forever

Monday, April 4th, 2016

 

The latest edit from Landscape Skateboards – Landscape Forever – has hit the internet and is a ten minute long mix tape with footage taken from Joe Gavin’s Madchester Mondays series. He has put the footage together into one whole edit which is soundtracked by the infamous RZA. The edit features Joe Gavin, Keanu Robson, Ash Hall, Jed Coldwell, Jin Shimizu, Snowy and our very own Black Sheep representative Nick Stansfield.

 

 

 

Keep up with everything Landscape by following them on Instagram !

 

See all of our Landscape range here  > https://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/landscape-skateboards.html

 

 


‘Escapes’ by Landscape Skateboards

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

 

LANDSCAPE SKATEBOARDS – ESCAPES from Landscape Skateboards on Vimeo.

 

During the festive holidays we saw Landscape Skateboards release their newest edit ‘Escapes’. Filmed in various locations throughout Europe such as London, Paris, Portugal, Barcelona, Sheffield and Manchester it is nothing but spectacular. Just what was needed on Boxing day when lounging around after the amount of booze/food consumed the previous day. A lovely unexpected surprise, especially because our very own team rider Nick ‘Stannerz’ Stansfield closes the show with some lovely stunts. Not only was it Stannerz who smashed it but also Ash Hall, Snowy, Keanu Robson, Joe Gavin and Jethro Coldwell were nothing but mind blowing. Landscape need to produce more edits as this one was on fire. Maybe because it was filmed and edited by Sean Lomax who is killing it in the film making game. The promo is dedicated to Chris Massey who sadly passed away recently, without him Landscape wouldn’t be the same, so sit back, raise a glass for Massey and enjoy. For those that don’t know who Massey was, he iss the legend who made Portraits, Landscape’s first ever video that is still powerful to this day! RIP MASSEY!

 

Hit the link to be directed over to the Sidewalk to watch Portraits..   http://sidewalkmag.com/skateboard-news/sunday-service-landscape-skateboards-portraits-2003.html#DQiuW0UZ7qPvKivr.97

 

Keep up with the Landscape boys on Instagram.

 

Shop Landscape Skateboards right now…  http://www.blacksheepstore.co.uk/landscape-skateboards.html

 

 

 


Madchester Mondays by Joe Gavin

Friday, August 28th, 2015

 

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The scene in Manchester has always been on point. Some of the UK’s most productive skaters can be seen dropping edits all year round in this gritty grey city. Avoiding the rain, Manchester has got to be well up there in one of the best UK cities. Due to this Joe Gavin and the many Manchester shredders have linked up with Sidewalk Magazine bringing you a series of edits dropping every other Monday called Madchester Mondays. Filmed and Edited by Joe Gavin using one of the skateboarders favorite tool, the VX. Capturing some of the dudes that represent Manchester every day. Some of The Black Sheep’s family such as Harry Lintell, Nick ‘Stannerz’ Stansfield can be seen in each episode as well as the likes of Neil Worthington, Kev Eley, Ben Grove, Joe Gummo, Keanu Robson, Pablo Aresu, Dom Henry, Gary Woodward, Joe himself and many more. Taken from Madchester, the British music scene that Manchester created in the 80’s and 90’s thanks to The Happy Mondays, Stone Roses, Joy Division, The Charlatans and plenty of other influential bands. You can expect to see all things Northern.Huge respect for Joe and stepping up to the mark and taking charge showing the world what the Manchester scene has to offer. The vision amazing, concept even better, these episodes are certainly worth keeping an eye out for. The Black Sheep are a huge fan of Manchester and the level of skating seen here so these edits hit the nail on the head for us. There has already been 4 banging episodes. Have a look below at one including Landscapes trip to Portugal to see what we’re talking about…

 

 

 

 

Keep up with Sidewalk Magazine’s Instagram to see when each Madchester Mondays episodes drop.