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Hands Up Cup

Hands Up Cup

Hands Up Cup


Hands Up Cup
Image: Shannon Tovey 
Cup Design: Bianka Groves
Porcelain 2 7/8" x 4 1/4" x 3 3/8" with decal, 10 fl oz
For the longevity of your decal, please avoid the dishwasher.
Please note that cups are made to order. Your cup will ship within 3-4 weeks. 
Pictured is the front and back of one cup.

Shannon Tovey
In the past several months it has become an unfortunate routine in our studio to arrive at work and discuss the most recent shooting video over our morning coffee. With everyday violence as an expectation, I have grown more accustomed to seeing hopelessness and defeat consume the faces of my co-workers. Lives are being lost and individual stories are being clouded by the details of others whose fate was equivalently too similar. To use this cup publicly reminds viewers that begging hands up, don’t shoot should not be one’s final plea for justice.

Bianka Groves
My mother was the most compassionate person I’ve ever known. Because of her, growing up in our house, it was only natural that you treated people how you wanted to be treated. She taught me that every living thing deserves respect and peace no matter the difference between race, sexual preferences, gender, disabilities, religions, and even how we treat the planet. This is how I live my life because it makes the most sense to me. What makes absolutely no sense to me, however, is that we have a candidate for presidency who disrespects all aspects of life and is leading a campaign based on hatred. This election means the difference between getting knocked back down into a world where people are oppressed for having the wrong skin color or the wrong god or standing up for what’s right and moving forward to ensure equality for all without fear of choosing a life partner or which bathroom to use, to say the least.