London-based Landscape Skateboards was founded in 2003 by Mark ‘Fos’ Foster, its birth coinciding with the release of a film by Chris Massey called Portraits. This now classic British skateboard film, featuring music by the Cure and the Stone Roses, starred the original Landscape team of Olly Todd, Toby Shuall, Joel Curtis and Lancastrian rider Daniel ‘Snowy’ Kinloch.
The second full-length Landscape film, Horizons by Alan Glass, was released in 2009. It featured original riders Curtis and Kinloch, together with Frenchman Soy Panday and new pro Joleon Pressey alongside amateurs Rory Milanes, Tokyo-born Jin Shimizu and Nick Stansfield. It was backed up by a Brit-based soundtrack featuring the Rolling Stones, the Charlatans and the Happy Mondays.
In 2011, Ash Hall from Sheffield was introduced to the team, and Mancunian Joe Gavin, the star of Pusherman, arrived in 2013, resulting in a line-up of pros Kinloch, Pressey and Gavin, and ams Hall, Shimizu and Stansfield. A flow team was also established featuring Tyrone O’Hanrahan, Nicky Porter and Joe O’Donnell, who was welcomed to the squad following his First Light in Sidewalk magazine.
As Landscape enters its second decade as one of the leading names on the British skateboarding scene, it continues to focus on style, quality and attention to detail, producing some of the best hard goods and graphics around. The company’s range includes one-off signature decks from Kinloch (’Snowy Owl’), Pressey (‘Rude’) and Gavin (‘Krek’), plus the Racing Cars and Moquette series, OG wheels and Landspeed bearings.