The borough of Queens, for all its recent advances in nabbing the priced-out youth of Manhattan out from the clutches of Brooklyn, still lags behind its neighbor to the south in terms of perceived coolness. But everyone knows that the quickest way to a hipster's heart is through an impeccably designed T-shirt, and so graphic designer Ciara Elend has created a line of Queens-centric shirts called Queensbound to inspire some neighborhood pride. Eland writes on her blog, "I am making up for those who don’t appreciate this kick-ass borough. Queens gets no respect and I’m trying to change that one t-shirt at a time." No Long Island City merch yet, but there's always this classic shirt to fill the void.
· Queensbound [ciaraelend.com via LICNYC]