New Release! No.119: Way of Wade 4 “Screw” Mask

Last December I had the pleasure of working with the Li-Ning brand for Art Basel Miami, I’m glad to say that since those first 5 masks they commissioned 3 more be made from their Way of Wade 4 model. The WoW4 is of course the signature basketball sneaker of Dwyane Wade, who has now left…

No.90: Infrared Air Max 90 Gas Mask

No.90: Infrared Air Max 90 Gas Mask When you need something fresh, grasp for Air. – Freehand Profit Happy #AirMaxDay 2015 everyone! In celebration of the timeless Nike silhouettes designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield, the world laces up their favorite pair of Air Maxs. Being that 2015 is the 25th anniversary of one of…

#MARCHoftheUNDS Starts Now! Presenting the Miami Nights Gas Mask by @FreehandProfit

Today kicks off #MARCHoftheUNDS – What is that you ask? This month we’ll be doing giveaways and contests, as well as releasing new & improved styles and colors of lace locks, and of course I’ll be bringing you never before seen sneaker masks as well. BE SURE TO FOLLOW @freehandprofit ON IG & TWITTER FOR THE FULL #MARCHoftheUNDS EXPERIENCE! To kick it all off is…

Air Jordan “Stealth” III (3) Gas Mask

“With the multi-headed, ADHD dripping Gods of Consumerism slowly but surely pushing the old religions out, where do we turn when we lose our faith? With Heaven so far away, are there enough worldly pleasures to drape ourselves in? Is the world coming to an end or are we?  The gas mask protects, not just our…

Air Jordan VIII “Playoff” Gas Mask

Appropriately enough, the 80th sneaker mask I’ve created was made from Air Jordan 8s. This is the first mask I’ve made using the Jordan 8 model and was made using just a single pair of “Playoff” Retros from 2013.  The mask features carved lens frames to imitate the VIII’s midsole while the shoe’s liner overflows…

A look at an unreleased sneaker mask from 2012

Hope everyone is enjoying a safe and fun labor day, try to keep the mustard stains off the kicks. Since we’re back to the 1st & 15th for new mask releases I thought today would be a good day to unveil a mask previously only seen in my first art book, “Army of the Undeadstock”…

Jordan IX “Doernbecher” Mask

The Doernbecher 9 Mask may be my 78th mask, but it is the first mask to be built on a entirely custom base, made up of different masks and mask parts. I shot it in Los Angeles with good friend Julio Tellez (@chewlio) – you may recognize him (or his tattoos at least lol) from…

Astro Gaming x Freehand Profit: Exhibit No.1: The Koston 2 Files

ASTRO Gaming x Freehand Profit: Exhibit No.1: The Koston 2 Files Name: ASTRO Gaming Nike SB Koston 2 Helmet Artist: Freehand Profit MASK ID#: 076 Made From: Nike SB Koston 2 # of Pairs Used: 3 Special Features: Built in A50 Wireless Gaming Headset by ASTRO Gaming Worn by: Charl_L_Ton Photographed in/ Photographed by: Los Angeles/Freehand Profit…

Jordan Spizike “Knicks Blue” Gas Mask

The Jordan Spizike “Knicks Blue” Gas Mask is the 74th sneaker mask I’ve created and the 2nd Spizike mask I’ve made (Click here to see the 1st). This mask was commissioned and created for a collector and will not be for sale. The perk of chopping a pair of Spizikes for a mask is exactly…

New Mask Release: Reebok Answer IV DMX Mask

The 4/20 release of the “Skunk” Dunk Mask kicked off the a series of new mask releases by Freehand Profit. New work will be released here on FREEHANDPROFIT.com every 10 days leading up to the release of Freehand Profit‘s yet-to-be-titled 2nd art book. Free’s first book, “Army of the Undeadstock” hit shelves November 28, 2012…

Happy 420! Nike SB “Skunk” Dunk Mask

This is for all my smokers! Here’s a lil something to soak in whether your catchin’ vapors, splittin’ blunts, rollin’ spliffs, packing bowls or dabbin’ – proud to present my 82nd sneaker mask made from a single pair of 2010 Nike SB by Todd Bratrud. I’ve known for a long time the pressure that comes…

Reebok X BAIT Question Gas Mask and Charity Art Auction

BAIT in Diamond Bar has had a stellar year for sneaker collabs. Some of you I’m sure have seen the Wolverine mask I made from a pair of their Asics “Olympic Rings” pack. They were generous enough to donate pairs of their Reebok Question Mids to my creative process so that I could create and…

Air Jordan IV (4) “Toro” Gas Mask by Freehand Profit

The 70th sneaker mask made by Freehand Profit, the Air Jordan IV “Toro Bravo” mask takes the form of the iconic Chicago Bulls logo. Perry Brooks @bigbrooks8and9, from 8 and 9 West, modeled this art piece among the Pacific forests, forming this Minotaur’s natural labyrinth.  The mask was commissioned by art collector, K. Santa @santaklaus36, who sacrificed…

Nike Lebron 10 “Christmas” Gas Mask

This December marked my 2nd year visiting 8 and 9 in Miami for Art Basel. Folks who came out to our events got to see new masks first hand, including the Toro IV “Bulls” gas mask (unreleased), Lebron X “Cork” gas mask, Lebron 11 “King’s Pride” gas mask (unreleased) and the Lebron X “Christmas” gas…

Nike Lebron X (10) ‘Cork’ Gas Mask

When it comes to masks it’s hard not to look at them from an anthropological viewpoint. We should take into consideration the roles they’ve played in our culture  and development as humans.  In many cultures masks are ceremonial and shrouded in secrecy. Masks were believed to not only to represent spirits but to encapsulate them….

Air Jordan VI (6) “Black Infrared” Gas Mask

Masks serve a number of functions, possibly more than ever in modern society. They have breathed life into ceremonies and performances since the ancients. A mask can instill fear, disguise a criminal or cover a surgeon’s mouth. Masks not only obscure a physical identity but can also express identities unseen. The sneaker masks I’ve created…

Air Jordan “Raptor 7” Mask by Freehand Profit

Despite releasing 3 masks on the 1st and a bonus mask released just 5 days ago, I couldn’t let the 15th go by without releasing another mask. This time it’s the Air Jordan “Raptor 7s” (2012 Retro). The pair was originally chopped live at 8&9’s Pop Up Shop in Wynwood Art District during Art Basel…

@FreehandProfit creates a classic mask for @MethodMan

Normally new masks are released every 1st & 15th but I got a special piece to share with you today. I started this month with a tribute to Wu Tang Clan, fittingly because September is the 9th month (Wu Tang Clan being made of 9 deadly emcees). Sebastian Bleak and I made it to Rock…

A Tribute to the Crew known as Wu: 3 New Sneaker Masks by Freehand Profit

SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU! Hip-Hop has always been about ‘the crew’. Whether it was Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation, the Rock Steady Crew breakin’ out of the Bronx or TATS CRU wreckin’ walls- ‘the crew’ is ever present. Being that my work aims to reflect Hip-Hop I started looking for ways to represent my crew (Fat Chance Crew) and also…