A lot of you have probably already seen this on Clout or one of the numerous websites that supported by posting it as well. I wanted to put it on my blog because when Chris at Clout surprised me with an e-mail with a picture of the hat and told me what they were doing, I was speechless and so pumped. For those that know me, I talk a lot but had to stay quiet until they put it out shortly after. Thank you to everyone at Clout, Elm, Sammy, and Sean for putting this hat together for me. For everyone who has purchased or is going to purchase the hat, thank you, your support is very appreciated.
CLOUT teamed up with ELM Company, graphic designer Sammy Rodriguez and sign painter Sean Barton on a special benefit project to help raise some much needed funds for the medical costs, therapy, care and well being of the now paralyzed graffiti writer and artist Benny Diar. Benny was in a horrific car accident in February 2008 that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Medical problems from the accident almost killed him multiple times in the weeks following but has since pulled through. Benny still has serious medical problems occasionally arise but he has an incredible will to live and has been working very hard to regain as much of his life and independence as possible. Throughout his recovery, Benny has remained dedicated to art, exploring other mediums and has since started to use acrylics and paints using his mouth to control the brush. The Death Cheater logo was designed by Sammy and Sean Barton is behind the Benny Diar hand featured on back of the cap. Underneath the hat is a silver satin lining and a woven Original CLOUT logo label with some tape shared by both CLOUT and ELM Company.
You can support by purchasing a collector’s edition “BENNY DIAR – DEATH CHEATER” fitted here.