Visit Hennsylvania / by Alex Young

Go to a rap show and there is a good chance Hennessy is available. Go to a rap show in Pittsburgh and a bottle of Hennessy almost always gets passed person to person, and you see it raised as a party ornament.

Fixating on the brown, cognac brandy, and his native Pittsburgh, artist and fashion designer Aris Tatalovich conceptualizes the drink into a "Hennsylvania" T-shirt.

When Tatalovich previously released a navy shirt with Hennessy's font and white text saying "Hennsylvania," rapper and member of The Company Only collective, Joel Kellem supported the shirt. He wears the shirt sometimes at performances.

Now, Kellem can add another to his wardrobe thanks to a collaboration with Tatalovich.

Both artists produce a burgundy shirt to match the alcohol and Hennsylvania printed in white plays into the state the pair represent, Pennsylvania. Photographer Julian Ranallo offers visual evidence of the shirt inspired by the spirit.

If people fancy Kellem and Tatalovich's T-shirt offering, then they should attend the Hennsylvania pop-up shop held at Drip Lounge on July 15. The event goes from 6-8 p.m. and will feature other goodies, like dad hats from another The Company Only member, Pk Delay.

Drip Lounge

749 E. Warrington Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA

(412) 224-2707