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Hipstory: the World’s Most Famous Leaders Turned Hipster

What happens when you take people of the past and insert them into modern culture? Artist and designer Amit Shimoni explores this question in his series “HIPSTORY,” in which he reimagines the history’s most famous and greatest leaders as hipsters.

Shimoni’s series is not meant to criticize or insult, but rather to make us think deeper about our own culture and the people who used to inspire us. On Bored Panda, Shimoni discusss the idea behind his illustrations:

In our time and culture, the ‘big’ ideologies are lost – we have grown tired, or perhaps too smart, to follow big systems of absolute ideas and beliefs. But have we lost something in this process? With nothing to hold on to, we are becoming global beings, focused more on our individual selves and less on society and ideology.

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