Queer | Unisex Tank
The word “queer” is an ideal subject Type Wear's Boundless collection. Its original meaning — and the first definition you come upon today, in your dictionary of choice — is an adjective referring to something or someone that is “strange,” “peculiar,” or “odd.” Beginning in the late 19th century, the word morphed into a derogatory label for gay people until 1980s when the cultural pejorative faded somewhat.
By the early 2000s, “queer” was increasingly used to describe a broad spectrum of non-normative sexual and gender identities — and politics. One might say that Academic disciplines such as Queer Theory and Queer Studies blossomed, sharing a general opposition to binarism, normativity, and a perceived lack of intersectionality, some of them only tangentially connected to the LGBT movement. Queer arts, queer cultural groups, and queer political groups are examples of modern expressions of queer identities. One might say the some of the people who were once castigated for being (being a) “queer” have reappropriated the word, however, it is not a universally accepted term within the LGBT community.
- 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
- Tri-blends are 50% polyester, 25% combed, 25% ring-spun cotton, and rayon
- Unisex fit
- Side-seamed construction
This design uses a typeface created by ultra modern minimalist letterforms and color palette inspired by a beautiful illustration created by Ari Liloan for an NBCNews.com article celebrating queer love. It's printed on a Bella + Canvas high-quality jersey tank, made from 100% cotton (see exceptions below). It's constructed by sewing two parts together which produces a more form-fitting garment that is not too snug.
Graphics are printed with water-based, vegan inks — non-hazardous, toxin-free, biodegradable, and certified with an OEKO-TEX Eco Passport.
You don't have to able to read to appreciate — but, it helps! Type Wear celebrates a love of modern typography and the interplay of language and meaning. We offer clothing and accessories adorned with the letterform: typography t-shirt designs, hoodies, hats, and — eventually — additional products.
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