About: Ciara Elend

Queensbound Original Graphic Tees by Ciara Elend I am a graphic artist and work in many mediums: collage, painting, printmaking, etc. Much of my art is inspired by New York City, and particularly by Queens. This borough is full of diversity in its residents, architecture, landscape, and art. Often overlooked by outsiders, Queens and it's working class aesthetic inspires a love and loyalty in its residents. After living in Queens for three years and falling in love with it, I noticed that there were no cool, well-designed shirts about Queens. So I decided to make my own shirts and created Queensbound to pay homage to this kick-ass place. My American made t-shirts fuse original modern graphics with old-school block printing techniques. Each design is carved into a linoleum block to produce a distinctly unique vintage-style print.

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