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 in 2010 which birthed not only the sneaker gas masks I’m best known for but also a body of work that predates the sneaker masks, the Hellafant comes from that body of work – I called it the Guerrilla Art Squadron, or G.A.S. Masks for short. More than 100 creatures and characters created in full vector symmetry in Adobe Illustrator.
As time passed I continued to flesh it out more, expanding my knowledge base and abilities and then applying that in an effort to make this thing real.
And then I was obsessed with digital illustration… wish I had a bit more time for it still tell you the truth.
It became a beloved tee from the very first run of my clothing line Profit Ink.
In just minutes it becomes real… stay tuned.