AARON TOKONA

Wha Cup T-Shirt

The Music is Talking

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The Wha Cup shirt is a collaboration between two friends, Aaron Tokona (AhoribuzzCairo Knife Fight) and Alexander Hallag (Music documentarian) both who suffered with mental health issues, made a joke about creating something iconic together which could help and support others with mental health issues. The image of Aaron was created as a homage to both Johnny Cash and music photographer Jim Marshall who created the internationally known photograph of Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison.

Aaron joked and said “he’d give me one of those” – meaning the middle finger while playing. 3 shows later, he delivered on that promise and gave me the finger. We shared a laugh looking at it together, and joked that we should do something with it, that maybe it could help others. After his ultimately death on the 20th of June, 2020 – “I felt lost, my friend was gone, his laughter, kindness, support and love”. From the Pit sent out a call to music photographers looking for submissions for their 2021 exhibition and I found the image and started thinking about it and how we laughed about how maybe we could help others with it. From that the idea of the Wha Cup shirt came about, and making it a benefit to support MusicHelps and his daughter who lost her father.

Standard Printed on an AS Colour 'Staple Tee' Refer to this link for sizing details.


Fitted Printed on an AS Colour 'Maple Tee' Refer to this link for sizing details.

Regular fit
Crew neck
Mid weight, 180 GSM, 28-singles
100% combed cotton (marles 15% viscose)
Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage