Blueprint Skateboards was originally founded in 1995, merging with Panic Skateboards in 1997, and, over the next 17 years, it featured riders of the calibre of Mark Baines, Ben Grove, Danny Brady, Conhuir Lynn, Chewy Cannon, Marty Murawski, Vaughan Baker, Ben Nordberg, Chewy Cannon, Jerome Campbell, Mike Wright, Nick Jensen and Paul Shier.
During this period, the company released a series of videos which are now regarded as among the most influential British skate videos ever made. Following the Build and Destroy promo in 1999, Blueprint released the full-length Waiting For The World (2000), First Broadcast (2001), Lost and Found (2005) and Make Friends With The Colour Blue (2010), all filmed and edited by Dan Magee.
Sadly the company began to fall apart in 2012 following a change in ownership and a subsequent change in its business philosophy. All of its team riders at the time departed, unhappy with the company’s new direction – Shier and Jensen soon announced the formation of their new company, Isle Skateboards, where they were joined by Frenchman Sylvain Tognelli, while Cannon and Danny Brady moved to then up-and-coming British brand Palace Skateboards.
In 2013 a very different Blueprint Skateboards emerged with a team featuring pro riders Mike York and Ignatio Morata, and ams Luke Hampton, Josh Love, Cameron Wetzler and Marcus Carr. There was also a new range of decks, wheels, soft goods and accessories.