The Freehand Files : No.003 : Puma Post Up Gas Mask

The other day I tweeted: “What no one notices is the photography, what everyone sees is the photography.” What I’m referring to is that my photography is integral to my work. The masks are sculptures themselves and receive most of the glory but “my art” happens when the mask and photography collide. The whole reason…

MASK365 Rewind: 3 Years Ago – Coloring Book Gas Mask

If you’ve been following me on IG or Twitter then you’re probably familiar with MASK365. Celebrating the daily project that spawned the first sneaker gas mask, I’ve been posting each days mask 3 years later. If you’d like to catch up just take a look at #mask365threeyearsago on Instagram. And since 3 years ago today…

Want to see the creation of a mask from start to finish?

Make sure you check out the latest episode of Skee Locker with DJ Skee where I unveil the KD IV N7 gas mask. Those of you who pre-ordered the book got a sneak peek before it’s released to the world but for the first time ever, the great folks at SKEEtv filmed the entire creation…

Gas Mask’d Pinup Girls Tattooed

  Big ups to Billy Hutchins for sharing his ink with us, inspired by the first & third gas mask pinup girl illustrations I did during MASK365. The first references a piece by Pearl Frush, the third was modeled by the beautiful Betsy VanDeusen. Thanks for your support Billy!

New! Air Jordan Olympic VI Gas Mask

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…

Sneaker Pimps Tour Jumps Off in LA 8.11

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…

Vinyl-ized Freehand Profit by Bryan P.

I met Bryan during a trip home to DC, he works with @TippyWalk (Twitter) on the Laced Up documentary and we linked up at the Corcoran Gallery of Art to talk art and the shoe game. Bryan is a true sneakerhead and has been collecting for years and has an impressive collection to show for…

Soletron Exclusive Interview

Big thanks to the great folks at Soletron, it was great doing this  interview. They asked some great questions, both familiarizing folks new to my work and digging deeper for those of you who’ve been on this ride for a while now. Check it out and be sure to let me know what you think! – Freehand…

New Mask! Nike Vandal Low Gas Mask

Go ahead and sing it with me cuz it’s bound to pop into your head. “Way back, when I had the red and black lumberjack, With the hat to match…” Well kinda. How about some red and black lumberjack Nike Vandal lows with a mask to match. These were a great pick up on sale from…