Artist Reimagined The World’s Greatest Leaders As Hipsters

You may or may not have imaged some of the world’s greatest leaders — and Donald Trump — as hipsters, but you’ve never imagined them quite like this.

The artist behind the illustrations, Amit Shimoni calls it a HIPSTORY. Basically, he reimagined and illustrated the world’s greatest leaders as modern-day hipsters.

His main motivation behind the idea was to place and reimagine these leaders in a different time and culture – the culture of generation ‘Y’.

“I often find myself thinking about the differences between these world’s greatest leaders, their beliefs and motivations, and our self-centered generation,” he reportedly said on Bored Panda.

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HIPSTORY wishes not to criticize, but to shed new light on the way we think of ourselves and the figures who inspire us.”

The illustrations took Amit a few months, but he believes the effort was worth it.”It is my hope that this series will encourage us to reflect: upon our leaders, our society, and ourselves.”

Take a look:

Although Amit said Trump isn’t the classic HIPSTORY figure, he just couldn’t help himself.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump HIPSTORY

Winston Churchill

churchill__HIPSTORY

Margaret Thatcher

margaret-thatcher_HIPSTORY

Nelson Mandela

mandella__HIPSTORY

Abraham Lincoln

lincoln__HIPSTORY

Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin HIPSTORY

John F. Kennedy

kennedy HIPSTORY

Mahatma Gandhi

gandhi__HIPSTORY

Source: The South African

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