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…

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…

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…

New mask by Freehand Profit made from Lebron 9 “Summit Lake Hornets”

A lot of folks have been wondering when I’d get around to working with a pair of Lebron 9s (because let’s be honest, the Elites are a whole ‘nother beast). I’ve been keeping this beauty under wraps as an exclusive for my book “Army of the Undeadstock” which released last November on PROFITink.com. Since then…

Puma X SNEAKER FREAKER ‘Bunyip’ Mask from #ARMYoftheUNDEADSTOCK

By now you realize I have an over active obsession with kicks and masks, what you may not know is I also have a fascination with creatures of legends, UFOs, ancient civilizations, conspiracies and secret societies. You can call it Sci-Fi, occult, weirdo shit or whatever else have you but when I read about the concept behind SNEAKER FREAKER’s…

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…

Mistyk 1 x Freehand Profit

Nothing quite feeds my eyes the way a great piece of vector art does. (What’s Vector Art?) Mistyk 1 (Brian Tafoya mistyk1design@gmail.com) put together a truly kick ass piece of vector art inspired by the Lebron IV Dunkman mask that I created. I’m truly honored by just how much care and time he clearly spent on…

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…

Coach Gas Mask Now On Sale

Back from exhibit at the Corcoran, the Coach Gas Mask by Freehand Profit is now available on PROFITink.com. Swing by and check out the shop, more masks and new tees coming soon! Support art, buy direct from artists!

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…

Mini G.A.S. Mask sculptures by ‘Graffiti99’

It’s always an honor to be able to inspire other artists. ‘Graffiti99’ this weekend showed off some impressive incarnations of my Guerrilla Art Squadron series on Instagram. Here’s what ‘Graffiti99’ had to say: Most of my art is inspired by pictures or paintings I have seen. Other artists sculptures or creations also inspire me to…

Freehand Profit relaunches ProfitInk.com

I know y’all been patiently waiting for me to bring you some new tee heat and as promised the new Profit Ink shop is now open at PROFITINK.com. You’ll notice multiple t-shirt options, lemme break it down for ya: 1) Pre-Orders: You’ll notice 3 designs (Grizzly G.A.S. Mask, Sneaker Gas Mask Emblem & Beware: Snakes…

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…

Guerrilla Art Squadron Redux: Week 7

The original Gorilla G.A.S. mask is close to me, under my skin in fact (tattooed on the inside of my right forearm). But that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement (on the design that is, that tat is the amazing work of BooBoo Negrete). These weeks of Redux have been a great learning process,…

Guerrilla Art Squadron Redux: Week 6

Some of my favorite jobs of the many I’ve had have been working as a dog trainer/walker/caretaker at great dog daycares like Woofs! Dog Training and Cagefree Canine Camp & Rescue. I’ve always been a dog lover but when my dad brought home our first bully breed rescue, Winston Xavier (a pitbull/boxer mix) I gained…

Guerrilla Art Squadron Redux: Week 4

This week the King Tut G.A.S. mask, or as I like to call him “Tutbebombin”, is up for a remix. Good thing to, I loved the idea of Ancient Egyptian gas mask but looking back at the original left me luke warm about the results. This time around I’m much happier with the results. I’m…

Guerrilla Art Squadron Redux: Week 3

The Elephant G.A.S. Mask, which became known as the Hellafant Mask, was the first truly animalistic G.A.S. piece and also the first G.A.S. design to be printed as t-shirts for my clothing line Profit Ink.orporated. I’ve since put the dreams of a clothing line on the back burner, reserving designs and prints for special events/gifts/giveaways…