What better way to celebrate my 30th birthday but with a new mask release. Folks who made it out to my solo show ‘Rise of the Undeadstock’ at ROSEWOOD in San Diego got a first hand look at this previously unreleased mask. The mask was commissioned by the infamous @Dubstepslap415, the man behind Sneakerhead Saturday […]
You know what it is, every 1st & 15th I’m bringing you a new mask. Today I’m proud to present a piece created for Drunk Off Shoes in Montreal. Chopped & crafted from a single pair of Air Jordan Fire Red IVs, this time with a twist. No gas mask here, instead the Fire Red […]
Freehand Profit brings you the newest series of Collector Cards featuring 5 of his very best sneaker masks. These sets have never been available for sale before so grab the opportunity while it’s here ’cause these won’t last long. NOW AVAILABLE ON PROFITink.com! Available in 2 shipping options (COST OF SHIPPING INCLUDED): $5 in a […]
Pre-Heat, South Beach or Miami Vice – whatever the hell you call it this one is sure to make the hypebeasts cry. Hell it’ll probably bring a slight tear to some long time collector’s too. The color way has dominated the shoe game since we first saw it on the Lebron 8s – and just […]
I’m proud to finally announce that pre-orders for “Army of the Undeadstock” are now available through PROFITink.com. The book will feature more than 170 pages of full color photographs showcasing nearly every sneaker mask I’ve created over the course of the past few years. Each mask (more than 30 total) will also be accompanied by […]
As promised, I’ve been hard at work in the lab creating new pieces for “Army of the Undeadstock”. The book will feature more than 100 pages of sneaker masks (including brand new, never before seen masks ) accompanied by haikus written by San Diego poet – B(e) Selah. If you’re getting too impatient you can see 5 […]
Nothing quite feeds my eyes the way a great piece of vector art does. (What’s Vector Art?) Mistyk 1 (Brian Tafoya firstname.lastname@example.org) put together a truly kick ass piece of vector art inspired by the Lebron IV Dunkman mask that I created. I’m truly honored by just how much care and time he clearly spent on […]
I got 5 masks going on tour with Sneaker Pimps as they celebrate their 10 year anniversary and it all jumps off on Aug. 10th in LA. Come kick it with me, the Fat Chance Crew & a gang of sneakerheads as we celebrate art, kicks and Hip-Hop. Lemme know. But let’s be real… $20 […]
Back from exhibit at the Corcoran, the Coach Gas Mask by Freehand Profit is now available on PROFITink.com. Swing by and check out the shop, more masks and new tees coming soon! Support art, buy direct from artists!
Welcome to FREEHANDPROFIT.com, otherwise known as The Hip Hop Nerd. This is the official site and blog of artist Freehand Profit (creator of the sneaker gas masks, MASK365, Guerrilla Art Squadron, PROFITink.com and more). That's me. Midwest born, DMV raised, West Coast livin' artist with a healthy obsession for masks, Hip-Hop, and kicks. Founding member of the Fat Chance Crew- Stay muddy, get fly! Author of Army of the Undeadstock featuring haikus by San Diego poet B(e)Selah! The art book features more than 250 pages of full color photographs featuring 30+ masks, including pieces never seen before. Get yours from PROFITink.com! It's a bit of a one man show over here so stay tuned & bear witness. More new masks are on their way, check out the FAQ for more info.
About the Artist:
Gary Lockwood (Freehand Profit)
ARTIST/DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR: [Hip-Hop head / sneakerhead]
"Difficult takes a day, impossible takes a week." - Jay-Z
*- known for destroying coveted kicks in order to make gas masks from them.
Living in Los Angeles, CA : Milwuakee born : Northern Virgina/DMV raised.
Founding member of the Fat Chance Crew (FCC): "Flying Pigs". STAY MUDDY, GET FLY.
Thinks a string of facts works as a bio.
"Army of the Undeadstock" was Freehand Profit's first book and features more than 250 pages of full color photographs showcasing his work from the past few years. Each one of the more than 35 sneaker masks featured in "Army of the Undeadstock" was accompanied by a custom crafted haiku written by San Diego poet B(e) Selah. The book also featured excerpts from Freehand Profit's blog 'The Hip Hop Nerd' discussing the meaning, the process and the spirit behind the work. Although it sold out in just 6 months, Freehand is back in the lab making new masks and working on his 2nd book.