1-Q is for Queens 5 Pointz
5 Pointz in Q is for Queens

If you love Queens, you’ll love this illustration project by artist Queens native Amol Sarva who is passionate about the borough. Q is for Queens is a book of drawings about the borough intended to share the culture of Queens with the next generation (and this one!) and his Kickstarter has gained substantial traction. It’s full of great architectural and art finds like the soon to be demolished 5 Pointz, Steinway Piano Factory, MoMA PS1, the vintage Coca-Cola sign at Long Island City, and the Silvercup Studios sign.

Surpassing the $8,000 goal within a matter of days Q is for Queens is both the largest publishing project on Kickstarter and a staff pick. The Kickstarter funds will mainly help with the publishing of the book, with much of the artwork and a lot of the book already compiled and written.

1-Q is for Queens

Picture via Q is for Queens Kickstarter

1-Q is for Queens II

Pepsi-Cola Sign

2-Q is for Queens III

Steinway’s Piano Factory is in Queens

Silvercup Studios-Q is for Queens-NYC3-Q is for Queens IV

 The Lemon Ice King of Corona (Pictures via Q is for Queens Kickstarter)

Be sure to check out Amol Sarva’s blog on Queens, called LICNYC. To see more on Queens, check out the Fun Maps: The Queens Jazz Trail by Ephemera Press!

Get in touch with the author @spencercnyc