One Artist Reimagined Important Historical Figures As Weird, But Fancy, Hipsters

If you”ve ever wondered what famous world leaders might look like if they enjoyed today”s hipster fashion (and I”m sure that”s something we”ve all wondered, of course), look no further than the illustrations created by Israeli illustrator Amit Shimoni.

In his collection Hipstory, Shimoni takes well-known world leaders and dresses them in modern hipster fashion, equipping them with bright clothes and spiffy hairdos, as well as some other modern touches like piercings and modern facial hair (which happens to look a lot like historical facial hair).

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Mohandas Gandhi

Mohandas Gandhi

Che Guevara

Che Guevara

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

(Note the Marilyn shirt.)

The portraits are rendered digitally, with care taken to capture the real historical figure”s face as accurately as possible. Shimoni also hipster-fied a collection of Israeli leaders. You can find the rest of his work on his Facebook page, as well as some of his in-progress snapshots that show some of his process.

Via DesignTaxi

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