No.113: “Princess Mononoke” Asics Gel Lyte III Gas Mask

No.113: “Princess Mononoke” Asics Gel Lyte III Gas Mask Princess Mononoke is more than a film, it’s mythic, legendary, insightful and of course inspriational. When I was given the opportunity to be a part of a group art show with “Animation” as its theme I jumped at a chance to intepret San’s mask. It was modeled…

No.108 “Veterans Day” WoW4 Mask

Today is Dwayne Wade’s birthday so I thought it fitting to release photos of the fifth Way of Wade mask. Like the other 4, recently released here on FREEHANDPROFIT.com, this mask was a part of GAS FACE, a group art show I was a part of during Art Basel 2015 in Miami. The event was…

Pre-Orders Up! No. 104 Jordan 1 Mask Only $250

My resin casting began as I wanted to make translucent red gas mask parts for the Bred 11 gas mask, that became a new platform for my creativity and love for sneakers in the form of lace locks. From mini sneaker gas masks to kyrptonite to ancient scarabs to designer skulls with the help of my…

New Mask! No. 109 “Miami Rose” WoW3 Gas Mask

Like the other Way of Wade masks recently unveiled, this mask was a part of the Vibes305 event during Art Basel. Put together by Gil Green & 305 Films, I created 5 Way of Wade masks which were then passed on to talented video/photographers to invision and translate. The “Miami Rose” Way of Wade 3 Gas…

No.105 “Code Red” WoW3s Gas Mask

The red nubuck and black speckled, almost stingray-esque, suede upper transformed into the head of a dragon with the patterened lining engulfed into a ball of flame in the form of the air canister. Of course it’s sealed with the sole and finished with a 3M braided tail with glow in the dark #UNDSkull lace…

New Mask Release! No. 106 WoW3 “Lemon Drip” Mask

Hope you guys dig the new look of the blog, just an early effort to organize and beautify for the new year. There’s a lot planned already for 2016 and I still have masks from 2015 to share with you. A cleaner look to the blog wil make it easier for you to navigate and…

Now Available! 1 of 1 Optimus Tut by Freehand Profit

This Optimus Tut idol by Freehand Profit was made using a fire truck model kit, a Loyal Subjects Optimus Prime vinyl toy, various sculpting materials like Aves Apoxie Sculpt and of course the vibrant gold leaf. It was created for a group show announcing the release of customizable & collectible vinyl Transformers by The Loyal Subjects in…

New Mask! No.107 WoW4 “Christmas” Gas Mask

No.107: Way of Wade 4 “Christmas” Gas Mask Today’s mask release coincides with the shoe’s release and was created for Vibes 305 (put together by 305 Films) as part of Miami’s massive Art Basel celebration. Sponsored by Way of Wade by Li-Ning and in collaboration with extremely talented photographers Gil Green, Derick G, Jonathan Mannion…

For The Win Interview with Freehand Profit

Check out Freehand Profit’s latest interview with Alysha Tsuji of For The Win (USA Today Sports). What a great way to follow up an epic Art Basel weekend in Miami… stay tuned for new mask releases this week! “A clean pair of sneakers on its own is a work of art. Sneakerheads will lineup for hours and…

Sole High x Freehand Profit tees now available

Buffalo sneaker boutique Sole High has teamed up with Freehand Profit again. This time we’re bringing you exactly what you have all been asking for… sneaker mask tees! With a custom design by Freehand Profit himself, the Limited Edition tee features a 2 sided design printed on high quality ringspun cotton tees in Gold &…

Freehand Profit x 8&9 in Charlotte for another SneakerCon

   For the last year and a half or so Freehand Profit has been touring the SneakerCon circuit with 8&9. Each stop brings a new limited edition collab tee that is sold exclusively at the show and Charlotte is no exception. Grab your tickets from SneakerCon.com    And to keep with the program there will…

New photos of the 3Lab5 Elephant Gas Mask

Want more of No.100? Check out this gallery of close ups, devil’s in the details. Number 100, known to long time supporters as the Hellafant mask, is made from 2 pairs of Jordan 3Lab5s. The ears are made from a Jordan Brand hoodie and also feature custom embroidery done at Imprint Revolution (the LA print shop…

History of the Hellafant

Tonight’s release is about more than just 100 masks. It’s a celebration of the path, the overcoming of obstacles, about documenting the beautiful struggle that an artist takes to make a dream into a reality. My “Hellafant” is an elephant gas mask graphic that I designed during MASK365. MASK365 was a daily project I began…

100th Mask Unveiled: 3Lab5 Hellafant Gas Mask

I’m proud to present my 100th sneaker mask, made from Jordan 3Lab5s nicknamed the “Hellafant”. I began thinking about this particular photo shoot before I even chopped the shoes. I wanted so badly to have an elephant included in the shoot, but being aware of issues facing the world’s wildlife I knew it wasn’t going…

Countdown to 100: The Freehand Files No.90-100

For the past few months I’ve been remastering the 99 masks leading up to the release of my 100th sneaker mask. Tonight No. 100 releases and so I’m wrapping up with a recap of the final 10 masks leading up to it. Number 90 – Infrared 90 Gas Mask I was past due for making…

New Release! The Freehand Files: No.99 Atmos Tiger Stripe Air Max 90 Gas Mask

Made from the Tiger Stripe Air Max 90s by ATMOS, Tokyo based sneaker & streetwear boutique, the mask like the shoes features 3M reflective tiger stripe camo and black glossy snakeskin accents. The unique midsole treatment is translated to a custom cast resin saber tooth tiger skull, held together and hinged by #UNDSkulls (skull lace locks) and…

The Freehand Files: No. 90 Infrared Air Max 90 Gas Mask

Easily a favorite of mine and one I felt that was long past due considering my deep love for Air Max 90s. Everything happens for a reason though and the timing was perfect. The 90th mask, made from 2 pairs of Infrared Air Max 90s released on March 26, 2015* – That’s Air Max Day…

New Photos of the ASTRO Gaming x Freehand Profit HALO 5 Helmet

Last night at midnight ASTRO Gaming and I brought you pics of our latest collaboration – a Spartan Locke helmet made from LeBron 12s, KLR Goggles and of course a special HALO 5 edition wireless A40 headset. Working with ASTRO means working with a lot of great people, photographer Engrique Espinoza is the perfect example….

The Freehand Files: No.89 Miami Nights 11 Gas Mask

I’ve had a pretty close tie with the number 89 ever since my 15th mask – that’s when I first met the guys from Eight & Nine Clothing at the very first SneakerCon LA. Since then I’ve worked with Eight & Nine in a number of capacities, sometimes it’s as a designer, other times we’re exhibiting…

The Freehand Files: No.88 Kings Crown ASTRO Gaming Master Chief Helmet

With HALO 5 releasing at Midnight today is the perfect day to take a look back at my 88th sneaker mask – a Master Chief helmet made from “King’s Crown” LeBron 11s and a functioning ASTRO Gaming wireless headset. Tonight at 12am EST/9pm PST, to coincide with the release of HALO 5, ASTRO Gaming and I will…

The Freehand Files: No.87 Strange Music x Freehand Profit Mask

Where some visual artists might list Rothko, Basquiat or Van Gogh as their most influential artists – my list would be more like Outkast, Big Pun, Nas, Pac. I got love for my fellow visual artists, I have been inspired by the likes of Sandy Skoglund, Mike Thompson and DAIM but truth be told I’ve…

The Freehand Files: No.86 Stealth 3 Gas Mask

Alongside the new and never before seen masks that I’m releasing this week, I will be wrapping up my remastered series -The Freehand Files. Not only has it been educational for new viewers, it’s been an excellent chance for me to reflect on the work and to better expand on the ongoing artist statement that my blog is…

NEW RELEASE! The Freehand Files: No.98 The @Sneaker_Pimps Gas Mask

Kickin’ off a big week! Leading up to the release of my 100th sneaker mask, an elephant gas mask made from 3Lab5s inspired by my “Hellafant” design (from my Guerrilla Art Squadron series). That drops at 10/29 at midnight so get prepared… Each night until then I’ll be bringing you another never before seen sneaker…

NEW RELEASE! The Freehand Files: No.95 True Blue III Gas Mask

The Three is my favorite of Jordan Retros and that definitely carries through to my Jordan 3 masks. The Black Cement 3 Gas Mask was a major milestone for me and it brought about some of my closest alliances, most noteably with 8 and 9. The Black Flip 3 Gas Mask demands attention with its…