New photos of the 3Lab5 Elephant Gas Mask

Want more of No.100? Check out this gallery of close ups, devil’s in the details. Number 100, known to long time supporters as the Hellafant mask, is made from 2 pairs of Jordan 3Lab5s. The ears are made from a Jordan Brand hoodie and also feature custom embroidery done at Imprint Revolution (the LA print shop…

100th Mask Unveiled: 3Lab5 Hellafant Gas Mask

I’m proud to present my 100th sneaker mask, made from Jordan 3Lab5s nicknamed the “Hellafant”. I began thinking about this particular photo shoot before I even chopped the shoes. I wanted so badly to have an elephant included in the shoot, but being aware of issues facing the world’s wildlife I knew it wasn’t going…

Countdown to 100: The Freehand Files No.90-100

For the past few months I’ve been remastering the 99 masks leading up to the release of my 100th sneaker mask. Tonight No. 100 releases and so I’m wrapping up with a recap of the final 10 masks leading up to it. Number 90 – Infrared 90 Gas Mask I was past due for making…

New Release! The Freehand Files: No.99 Atmos Tiger Stripe Air Max 90 Gas Mask

Made from the Tiger Stripe Air Max 90s by ATMOS, Tokyo based sneaker & streetwear boutique, the mask like the shoes features 3M reflective tiger stripe camo and black glossy snakeskin accents. The unique midsole treatment is translated to a custom cast resin saber tooth tiger skull, held together and hinged by #UNDSkulls (skull lace locks) and…

The Freehand Files: No. 90 Infrared Air Max 90 Gas Mask

Easily a favorite of mine and one I felt that was long past due considering my deep love for Air Max 90s. Everything happens for a reason though and the timing was perfect. The 90th mask, made from 2 pairs of Infrared Air Max 90s released on March 26, 2015* – That’s Air Max Day…

New Photos of the ASTRO Gaming x Freehand Profit HALO 5 Helmet

Last night at midnight ASTRO Gaming and I brought you pics of our latest collaboration – a Spartan Locke helmet made from LeBron 12s, KLR Goggles and of course a special HALO 5 edition wireless A40 headset. Working with ASTRO means working with a lot of great people, photographer Engrique Espinoza is the perfect example….

The Freehand Files: No.89 Miami Nights 11 Gas Mask

I’ve had a pretty close tie with the number 89 ever since my 15th mask – that’s when I first met the guys from Eight & Nine Clothing at the very first SneakerCon LA. Since then I’ve worked with Eight & Nine in a number of capacities, sometimes it’s as a designer, other times we’re exhibiting…

The Freehand Files: No.88 Kings Crown ASTRO Gaming Master Chief Helmet

With HALO 5 releasing at Midnight today is the perfect day to take a look back at my 88th sneaker mask – a Master Chief helmet made from “King’s Crown” LeBron 11s and a functioning ASTRO Gaming wireless headset. Tonight at 12am EST/9pm PST, to coincide with the release of HALO 5, ASTRO Gaming and I will…

The Freehand Files: No.86 Stealth 3 Gas Mask

Alongside the new and never before seen masks that I’m releasing this week, I will be wrapping up my remastered series -The Freehand Files. Not only has it been educational for new viewers, it’s been an excellent chance for me to reflect on the work and to better expand on the ongoing artist statement that my blog is…

NEW RELEASE! The Freehand Files: No.95 True Blue III Gas Mask

The Three is my favorite of Jordan Retros and that definitely carries through to my Jordan 3 masks. The Black Cement 3 Gas Mask was a major milestone for me and it brought about some of my closest alliances, most noteably with 8 and 9. The Black Flip 3 Gas Mask demands attention with its…

NEW RELEASE! The Freehand Files: No.83 Tiffany SB Gas Mask

In a little over two weeks I’ll be releasing my 100th sneaker mask and over the course of the past few months I’ve been remastering published work as well as releasing unpublished masks. I released my very first on November 12, 2010 during MASK365 (Click here to read more about my year long, daily creative…

NEW RELEASE! The Freehand Files: No.75 KD6 Texas ASTRO Gaming Helmet

Previously unreleased, the 75th sneaker mask was made from 3 pairs of “Texas” KD 6s. This was one of my first collaborations with ASTRO Gaming and like all of our creations the KD6 Gaming Helmet features a built in A50 (ASTRO’s top of the line wireless gaming headset). The KD6 Texas ASTRO Gaming Helmet was modeled by…

The Freehand Files: No.65 BAIT x Asics Wolverine Mask

My 65th sneaker mask was a more direct reflection of one of my biggest influences – comic books! Wolverine has long been a favorite of mine, ever since that Weapon X action figure I had as a kid, so whenn I saw BAIT’s hero inspired Asics Olympic Pack I knew I had to work with…

The Freehand Files: No.45 Fire Red IV Mask

Originally released on May 15, 2013. It belongs to one of my best collectors and has the mask had quiate a tour, displayed from Brazil, Mexico, Brussels, Montreal, to Los Angeles and Paris. The midsole forms an iconic nose that is reminiscent of a skull, all the while the soles’ toes make a sinister but inviting…

New Mask Release: No.92: Black & Grey Chuck Taylor Mask

The 92nd sneaker mask is made from 4 pairs of the classic Converse Chuck Taylors. This mask along with 2 others were created by Freehand Profit as part of Converse’s “Ready for More” ad campaign. Now that the compaign has been launched I can share with you these 3 never before seen masks. The first…

No.97: MF DOOM SB Masks

It’s only right that the Hip-Hop inspired mask maker make masks inspired by Hip-Hop’s mysterious masked emcee.These 2 MF DOOM inspired sneaker masks are made from a single pair of 2007 Nike SB Dunks. This is a bit of a departure from my own creative “rules” – Rule #1: Only 1 mask will be made from…

Air Trainer 3 Mask : Practice Sketch

Day 2 and I’m already reminded just how important daily creative practice is. The good ol drawing arm felt rusty yesterday, this morning’s sketch felt much better. So here it is, a sketch of the Air Trainer 3 mask:   

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…

Series 2 Unveiled: Army of the UNDS Art Figure

Series II Unveiled Wearing a mask based off of the “Black Infrared” 6 Mask by Freehand Profit & a pair of 6s, the body comes from the Terra Cotta Warriors of Qin Shi Huang (1st Emperor of China). Like the scarabs of Ancient Egypt, these warriors were guardians in the afterlife. Series III Pre-Order are…