Blast Skates Illustrated Boards

Limited edition, artist-designed decks—handmade with love in England

A little while ago London-based illustrator Matthew Bromley put his freelance illustration career on hold in favor of a nine-to-five design job. This regular salary has meant Bromley could fund his very own skate label, Blast Skates. This week, the new brand launches a series of three beautiful British-made boards featuring new artwork by James Jarvis, Marcus Oakley and Jon Boam. “Being a skateboarder and …

Bamboo Bay

Brighton, England-based label makes environmentally conscious, "boarding-inspired" clothing and accessories

by Emily Millett Originally from London and Northampton, board sports enthusiasts Ludi Ludlow and Amy Roberts are now proud to count themselves amongst the colorfully diverse residents of Brighton in southern England. This surf-friendly coastal town is known for its environmental conscience and its quickly growing skate and surf communities—so the dynamic duo’s decision to launch their “boarding-inspired” ethical clothing line Bamboo Bay in their …