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 on YouTube – be sure to check out his channel which has more than 50K subscribers. Check out his video review of the mask below.
Don’t forget! New masks release every 1st & 15th! Next month I will be releasing 2 masks on July 1st – the Supreme Dunk mask and the USMC Combat Boot mask, the latter will be auctioned off to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
Betsy VanDeusen and I visited Mike (@dubstepslap415) for a photo shoot in San Francisco. A photographer himself, Mike showed us some GREAT locations for our shoots.
The Galaxy Zoom Rookie mask’s glow in the dark soles pushed me towards my curiosity for resin casting. The results being the very first custom resin parts used in my work (that’s right, this piece was actually done before the Grape V mask*). The miniature, glow-in-the-dark gas mask on the side of the mask was created by making a silicone mold of G.I. Joe gas mask combined with gas mask parts. The nose piece you’ll notice is also cast in glow-in-the-dark resin.
Prints of this mask are available through RosewoodSanDiego.com and PROFITink.com. If you’re interested in purchasing a mask there are a few pieces available now on PROFITink.com, for more info check here.
The mask also features a custom galaxy print around the canister with a PROFIT & FP logos worked in among the stars. The iconic hang tag can be featured in 2 places on the mask, since Mike doesn’t wear his hang tags on his shoes he likes to feature 2 hang tags. Only 1 pair of Galaxy Rookies were actually sacrificed for this mask however.
* There are more masks that have also been completed that have not been released officially online. I do this to make sure there are always exclusive masks and exciting new pieces to see in person at galleries or events. I also like to include never before seen work in my book, Army of the Undeadstock. The 1st Edition is completely sold out in the States but Drunk Off Shoes might have a couple copies left.
Be sure to check out the gallery below for more pics of the Galaxy Zoom Rookie mask.