The Fauci Cap

A Cap for Trying Times.

Look good while promoting truth tellers, giving to those in need, supporting a few small businesses, and hiding your awful quarantine haircut all in one hat.



A CALL THAT TURNED INTO A CAP Speaking into screens from either side of the state of Missouri, Micah Smith and Max Wastler were dead-set on getting out of their respective quarantine funks. Max proposed a collaboration. “Let’s create something!” Dr. Anthony Fauci was an easy choice for source material in these times. “America’s Point Guard” and point of truth. But, what to make? Max suggested a high-end cap for the end product as Micah lifted up a sketch he’d already started of the good doctor earlier that very day. It was in the stars. Now, it can be yours.


A. Micah Smith is a Kansas City-based Art Director and Illustrator. Select clients include TED, Target, ESPN & Wilco.

Max Wastler is a St. Louis-based Brand Marketing Executive, known for his blog, All Plaidout.


A portion of the sale of each hat will go to Steps of Faith and No Kid Hungry.

Steps of Faith, an organization that provides uninsured amputees with the ability to walk again.

Steps of Faith is close to Micah’s heart. He’s been involved with it nearly from the start, providing design support for ThunderGong!, a one-day concert event in Kansas City.

No Kid Hungry, seeks to end childhood hunger in the United States.

For many years, Max has been a supporter of No Kid Hungry, once serving on the junior board of Chicago’s Taste of the Nation event. The reality of our current situation has left children who depend on two school meals a day to live without them during this troubling time. No Kid Hungry is doing everything in its power to provide meals to those kids in need.