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No. 80 Air Jordan VIII “Playoff” Gas Mask | See the newest mask release on freehandprofit.com

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Air Jordan "Playoff" 8 Gas Mask by Freehand Profit

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 to the gas mask’s air canister. When the Jordan 8 first released in ’93 with it’s straps, plush padding and carpeted tongue it was a big change from the previous minimalist Jordan 7 design – all the excess of the Jordan VIII meant plenty of materials for me to work with.

Air Jordan "Playoff" 8 Gas Mask by Freehand Profit

The lining of the Playoff 8s reminds me of modern art like that of Mondrian so Betsy VanDeusen and I shot the Playoff 8s mask at the LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). Specifically, among the many lamps of Chris Burden’s Urban Light. Be sure to check out the full gallery below for 23 photos of this one of a kind art piece.

“Some of us wear masks to protect our humanity, others are demons wearing humanity as a mask.” – Freehand Profit

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The shirt worn here is from 8 & 9 MFG CO and can be found in a few color ways on 8and9.com. The Playoff 8 mask was commissioned by a collector, for more information on purchasing artwork from Freehand Profit please check out the online shop.

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.  

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New masks release every 1st & 15th on freehandprofit.com, I’m rounding up today’s release now. Here’s a look…

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Lacing up these #Stealth3s for this week’s mask photo shoot. Which #ScarabLocks do you prefer? RED or SILVER

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They may look plain to some, by these SB Blazers changed my life. Who knows why? #freehandskicks #nikesb #blazers

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To destroy is human, to create is divine. #freehandprofit #wip #intheworks #terracottawarrior #jordan6s #gasmask #armyoftheundeadstock

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Today’s pick with the @stancesocks & #ScarabLocks. Out with the print shop boys. OG #FatChanceCrew @sebastian_bleak & @char_l_ton #StayMuddyGetFly #mynikeids #airmaxalways #lacienegaheights (at La Cienega Heights)

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Look Ma I’m on Sprite.com! Head over and click that @aceofcustoms logo to see the full episode. Great working with everyone involved! @kickstradomis @calikiddrew @kelshmeamy @dallas_penn @sneakercon

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With the paint stripped I can do some minor retouching and sanding. I’d also like to carve some of the #elephantprint deeper. Gonna try to get the teeth to a polished shine if possible. Then into the mold. #inthelab #freehandprofit

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LAST CALL: Just a couple sets left. Limited Edition @freehandprofit x @prez_one Mask & Sneaker Pin Set. Only 23 sets made. Pre-Order now on freehandprofit.bigcartel.com or miss out!

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Stripping the paint off my “D.O.E.P.” piece… I’m gonna make a mold of it. #inthelab #skull #elephantprint #freehandprofit

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Gold #ScarabLocks on E’ERYTHANG! One of my favorite pairs of #NewBalance - from the great minds at @burnrubberdetroit. #freehandskicks #armyoftheundeadstock

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We’re celebrating @sebastian_bleak’s birthday tonight at the #MagicCastle, a bottle of champagne from the Vampire Lounge Beverly Hills to kick it off. #fatchancecrew #staymuddygetfly (at La Cienega Heights)

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A reminder of why #masks are so important to me - both personally and as a metaphor for the bigger picture. The mess we make is killing us.

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