When I get some free time, I like to create things that I can use. I had this Stormtrooper helmet chillin' on my shelf and thought that it might be cooler as a speaker. I drilled out some earholes and installed some Sennheiser headphones to fill the space. It came out pretty nice, but my brain was still in fresh mode, so I figured out a way to install green LED lights in the eyes. I also had to swap out the eye lenses with mesh 'cuz it gets pretty hot in there...even without the lights. I actually used this helmet to deejay a club last Halloween and it worked perfectly. It was funny to see people bug out when I flipped the lights on.
I looked like an intergalactic pumpkin!

Equilibrium Urban Survival Gear is a company that designs and manufactures modular accessories. Each year, they give artists a chance to have their creations become part of their line by hosting an invite only contest. I have been fortunate to have been selected to participate 3 years in a row and this design is one of my favorites. I took inspiration from a pair of shoes in my collection (Eric Haze Ltd. Edition New Balance M574) and started sketching out some ideas. The end result was a piece that I dubbed GRAFSPINE. 
Here are some closer shots of the artwork.


Unknown said... / March 4, 2011 at 10:13 AM  

Lovin' it bro, shit is SICK!!


Elizabeth J. Neal said... / July 12, 2013 at 5:53 PM  

So one afternoon before we headed to the beach, more on that later, I ran to Joanns and grabbed a red degradable carrier bags UGA fabric and solid black fabric. I made a cut in the old bag, pulled out the sack of sand and sewed together some new covers. This project was super easy and took about 20 minutes!

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