The Freehand Files : No.23 Nike LeBron IV Dunkman Gas Mask

This mask carries some serious weight. Not only is it tattooed on my forearm, it was also commissioned by the shoe’s designer which was and still is an incredible compliment. Sebastian Bleak and I shot this mask in LA, while driving around the city looking for locations we got a collect call from a good…

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…

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…

Freehand Profit X Jet: Nike Superfly R4 Track Cleat Mask

I had the honor of teaming up with the fastest woman alive for this one of a kind mask. Carmelita Jeter, known as ‘Jet’ for obvious reasons, has won Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and today we’re proud to present this one of a kind art piece made from 3 pairs of her Nike Superfly…

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…

@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…

KD IV “N7” Mask: A Throwback Release

You may have seen this piece before but the KD IV “N7” mask was never officially released on freehandprofit.com. When I created it for DJ SKEE last year I included it as 1 of 10 exclusive and never-before-seen masks featured in my book “Army of the Undeadstock”. It’s been a helluva ride since then, the…

Grape V Mask Revealed Plus Sneaker Lifestyle 2013 Recap

Just two weeks ago, the good folks from Drunk Off Shoes kicked off Sneaker Lifestyle 2013 in Montreal. I spent a week leading up to the event enjoying their beautiful city- eating a lot of great food (the smoked meat poutine at Main Deli Steak House guarantees that I’ll be back!), meeting a lot of…

Freehand Profit presents the Boba Fett SB Helmet from #RISEoftheUNDS

The galaxy’s most infamous bounty hunter gets the sneakerhead treatment. Just in time for “May the Fourth Be With You”, Freehand Profit presents the highly anticipated Boba Fett SB Helmet, made from 3 pairs of Nike SB Dunk HIs.  This piece is for sale. All inquiries please contact info@rswdsd.com. On April 19th my first solo…

No Foolin’! New mask made from infamous Jordan “Bin 23” Vs

 Even I cringed at the thought when my buddy Henry, known as the artist- DeathVSLife, suggested sacrificing his ‘Bin 5’s to the Chopping Block last summer. As I’ve mentioned in interviews, the Vs are my favorite from the Jordan line-up and cutting up a high holy grail like the Bins was daunting. And even though I’m…

@ZodiakKilla releases “Death of the Zodiak – The Final Numbers”

Those of you finding yourselves on this site probably already know the importance of the daily creative project (MASK365) to my current body of work and the success that has followed. In a similar vein- fellow Fat Chance Crew member and the villainous venomous MC from Venice- Zodiak Killa has been releasing a mixtape/album every year since 2005….

Suspect seen wearing PROFITink.com’s “Beware” tee

I’ve long believed in the teachings that “participation” is the 5th element of Hip-Hop, that belief truly cemented my choice to use my artistic talent to express on behalf of my community. IV Parallels, led by Troy Arroyo, work to perpetuate Hip-Hop culture and it’s my pleasure to be a part of their movement as…

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…