This statement may sound ridiculous, but we wouldn’t print it if we didn’t think it was true: Skateboarding has always been a guide to what’s cool in the world. Since the early days of street skating, each generation of skateboarders has unwittingly educated the tastes and fashions of the next generation. Growing up they were like our collective big brothers and sisters, putting us on to what had some flavor and what sort of sucked.
For this entry of One Sheet, we hit up Nick Jensen, the mastermind behind Isle Skateboards. Isle’s one of the most popular “homegrown” European board brands out today and has always had a strong art direction led by Nick’s creative side. For those who don’t know, Nick is actually a proper art school grad and has had numerous art exhibits over the years.
He seemed like just the guy to ask for some recommendations, so here they are for you to feast on. Enjoy!
Pick up a copy of Matisse: Radical Invention.
Stream Landing On Water.
THE FRONT BLUNT HAT IS BACK… AGAIN
We know we sound like the boy who cried wolf but this might, just might, be the last chance to get your hands on one.
A CHAT WITH LUDVIG HAKANSSON, THE OLDEST SOUL IN SKATEBOARDING
The man loves to read Nietzche, skates in some expensive vintage gear, and paints in his own neoclassical-meets-abstract-expressionist style.
TYLER BLEDSOE ON TATTOOING, PORTLAND, AND THE HEROIC DOSE
"I kind of realized skating ruined me in that way and I couldn’t do anything normal afterward."
“CHROME ZONE” IS THE LATEST NYC HOMIE VIDEO YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
Babe, stop Cyber Monday shopping, there's a new Sam Zentner video.
SKATERS RECOMMEND THEIR FAVORITE SKATE PANTS
We hit up some pro skaters and Jenkem contributors known for their 'fits to offer recommendations.