In November, a 12.1-m (40-ft) mural was unveiled in Desmond ‘Etika’ Amofah’s memory.
Amofah who was known for his colourful and dynamic video game commentary died by suicide in June. Overseers of the project hope to bring awareness to mental health.
Prior to this installation more than $11,000 was raised in Amofah’s memory for National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Youtube content creators Abe Hunter and Double-A worked with artists Bk Foxx and Kestaadm for the wallcovering in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The mural embodies traits Amofah is known for such as a pair of Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons, portraits, and one of his sayings, “Take care of yourself.”
Double-A shared the significance of the project via Twitter: “Tonight was the first time I was alone in front of the mural. It was raining and I just [burst] out in tears. A car pulls over and people start honking yelling ‘Etika!’ ‘joyconboyz!’ I immediately smiled. This mural brought me some closure I hope it does the same for you.”