Hi and welcome to the skate creative podcast my names Joel Curtis and I’m a musician and skateboarder. This weeks guest is Mark Foster. Fos is an artist ,designer and founder of Heroin and Landscape skateboards. He started Herion as joke between friends and over twenty years later the company’s still going strong. Its use of humour and loose punk rock aesthetic made Herion stand out from its inception. In late 90’s a lot of skateboarding had become quite conservative in its video making and graphic output. Heroin’s 1999 debut video, Good shit, was under twenty minutes of Fos and his friends skating spots most people wouldn’t have even looked at. Herion’s first pro was Taiichiro Nakamura also none as Chopper. He and his friends from Osaka Japan ,added a new flavour to Herion’s growing team through out the early 2000’s which included British pros’ Chris Pullman and Howard Cook along with host of amateur riders with Alan Glass helming its video output. I talk to Fos about the birth of Herion, living in London in the nineties, growing up in Rawtenstall Lancashire, making videos “Everything’s going to be alright”and “Live from Antarctica”, starting Organic and Landscape skateboards , and moving his life and Herion skateboards to America. To find out more about Fos and Herion skateboards follow these links Herion skateboards instagram https://www.instagram.com/heroinskateboards/ Herion web site http://www.heroinskate.com Fos art work instagram https://www.instagram.com/fosgraphics/ Herion video back catalog ! http://www.heroinskateboarding.com/videos The Skate creative podcast instagram https://www.instagram.com/theskatecreativepodcast/ My website http://www.joelcurtismusic.com Thanks!