No.112: Nike SB PRod 7 Gas Mask

  It will come as no surprise that my biggest inspiration has always been Hip-Hop. I was 10 years old in ’93 and the newest in Hip-Hop would be considered one of the Golden Eras of Hip-Hop, even nearly 25 years later many die-hards hold music released in the years to come as the standard…

New Release! No.123 Tiffany SB Dunk Low Mask

“Wait, wait, wait… Freehand, I thought you said you don’t use a shoe twice. Haven’t you already made a Nike SB x Diamond Supply mask?” – you say. That is, if you’ve been paying attention. And you’d be right. My 83rd sneaker mask was a gas mask made from the fondly nicknamed “Tiffany” Dunk Highs…

No.114: Hemp SB Triceratops Gas Mask

It’s time to smoke. Well, if I’m being honest with y’all… it’s always time to smoke. Today being the stoner’s holiday of course I’m bringing you a new mask to celebrate. This is my fourth sneaker mask that functions as a smoke device, in chronological order: No.11 Cheech & Chong SB Gas Mask, No. 82…

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100th sneaker mask and over the course of the past few months I’ve been remastering published work as well as releasing unpublished masks.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…

The Freehand Files: No82. Skunk Dunk SB Gas Mask

Originally released on 4/20/2014 (of course!), the 82nd sneaker mask gas was made from a single pair of Nike SB Dunks. It’s not the only Todd Bratrud designed SB sneaker I’ve used to create a mask, his Cheech & Chong SBs hit my Chopping Block early at No. 11. The sculpted eyes and skunk nose, plus…

The Freehand Files: No.76 Nike SB Koston 2 ASTRO Gaming Helmet

Originally released June 8, 2014, the 76th sneaker mask was my 2nd creation for ASTRO Gaming. Stay tuned to the blog as later I’ll be releasing photos of one of our collabs that has until now gone unreleased. This was one of my first collaborations with ASTRO Gaming and like all of our creations the KD6…

NEW RELEASE! The Freehand Files: No.68 3M SB Dunks Gas Mask

The 68th sneaker mask was created in 2013 although never officially released, saved originally as an exclusive for my next art book. It has built in bendable wires, allowing for the wearer/owner to reshape the “wings/ears”, the mask features a built in pair of Technics headphones and was built using 2 pairs of shoes (instead of…

The Freehand Files: No. 48 Supreme SB Dunk Gas Mask

With functioning light wires and pulsing LED lined, elephant print banded canister – No. 48 was definitely one of my most ambitious masks at the time. Like the KD4 N7 Gas Mask it featured 2 color ways of the same shoe, this time spanning a decade of Nike SB x Supreme collaborations by dissecting a…

The Freehand Files: Boba Fett SB Dunk Helmet

Took a few days off to focus my energies on my 100th sneaker mask, with that well under way I’m feeling recharged and happy to be back to my daily creative routines. (Especially once Betsy and I reconfigure the office, the current work flow needs a reboot.) The Boba Fett SB Dunk Helmet originally debuted…

The Freehand Files : No.011 : Cheech & Chong SB Dunk Gas Mask

If you’re into SB Dunks then chances are a pair by Todd Bratrud’s probably fall on your list of grails. Best known for his Skunk Dunks, Todd also was the mastermind behind the “Cheech & Chong” SBs – AND countless others! Proud that he’s a vocal supporter of my work, what up Todd! Thanks for…

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…

A Look At 14 Unreleased Masks

Kickin’ off the new year right with a look at 14 unreleased masks. Take a look at the gallery below and be sure to cast your vote for which mask(s) should be the first release of 2014. Masks have long been cultural mile markers during times of change. They allow us to explore the paradoxes…

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…