The snarky guide to opening a trendy hipster hangout

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 12 May 2014

All right, we used to be mildly okay with them, but now we’ve had it with these Instagram-friendly hipster cafes and joints that are now infesting every last damn space on this planet. Somebody (we’re not sure who) who feel the same way has eloquently presented a handy guide for anyone thinking of setting up […]

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Blame the hipsters! Beard implants are now a ‘trend’

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Trends on Thursday 27 February 2014

It’s official: beards are as trendy as boobs. So much that many men in New York’s hipster-filled neighbourhoods of Williamsburg, Park Slope, and Bushwick, are coughing up as much as $7,000 to get a thicker and manlier coat of facial hair. This was recently discovered by website DNA Info, when they interviewed a few plastic surgeons. Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, a Midtown East surgeon, said that facial hair transplants are on the rise especially now that it’s fashionable. In fact, he averages three beard implants a week, compared to only a handful a year a few years ago.

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Hipster nerd glasses tamed by cats

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 24 February 2014

Nobody, absolutely nobody, is immune to the power of cats. Our feline overlords hold such authority, they don’t just make nerd glasses ironic, they make them iconic. Guess there’s a reason why people with swag get upgraded to being labelled as cool cats.

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Hipsters of the world: we knew about this list before it was even cool

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 15 January 2014

Hipsters – The World Tour is a fun, illustrated chart from Movehub that details the different kinds of hipsters abroad, just in case you need to know how to fit in with the crowd when you rock up to Berlin or Tokyo or Sydney. Each hipster section includes interests, favorite eats and drinks, plus a […]

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Hipper than hip friends: drawings by Hope Gangloff

Abby Yemm Contributor

By Abby Yemm in New Illustration on Friday 1 November 2013

Hope Gangloff takes photos of her (hipper than hip) friends and turns them into portraits with an edgy likeness to their kicky personas. Gangloff sticks to a limited palette of colours that sheds art on everyday scenarios. Her work has an interesting storytelling quality that’s big on attitude and honest (no bullshit) human emotion.

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Hipster Zombies: an arcade action game

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 31 July 2013

We’ve had enough of hipsters and zombies, thank you very much. But shoot-’em-up arcade action game Hipster Zombies from Sharkbomb Studios comes with a pretty good dose of hipster-related humor. The premise is that hipsters have turned into zombies and you, hoodie-clad one who’s keeping it real, must fight back.

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Heat maps show how much hipsters have invaded Paris and other cities

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 18 July 2013

Dining out? Thanks to Fast CoCreate, we now know that Yelp has a handy map function that displays hot spots when you select ‘hipster’ as a search term for its reviews. All the 14 cities — which includes New York, London and Paris — covered by Yelp with this nifty feature seem to have pretty […]

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Classical stone sculptures in hipster wear

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Thursday 20 June 2013

Haha, this is brilliant. Paris-based photographer Léo Caillard cast classical stone sculptures in hipster wear, and we must say these are totally not out of place. Art direction was provided by Raphael Federici.

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Pictures of hipsters taking pictures of food

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By Erik Kraft in Cool Websites on Friday 19 April 2013

The Internet has jaded me. I’m not surprised that people take pictures of people who take pictures of food. I am certainly not surprised that there is a Tumblr for these pictures. I am absolutely not surprised that the creator of this Tumblr is calling “food photographers” ‘hipsters’. What I am surprised about is some […]

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Cultural satire cartoons by Peter Arkle

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By Eugenia Viti in New Art on Tuesday 26 March 2013

A cartoonist for many well-known magazines, Peter Arkle has got some witty stuff. His cartoons are simple enough to easily get, but also speak deeply about society and cultural views. When he talks about his art, he says that he likes to mix writing with art in order to “cheat” into some good material. Very […]

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Replacement Hipsters: an elderly fashion blog

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Cool Websites on Wednesday 23 January 2013

Finally, a Tumblr blog dedicated to documenting the fashion of the elderly. But really though, why should the young hipsters get all the attention? These snazzy and stylish senior citizens definitely deserve some recognition.

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The Hipster Starter Kit by Mihael Miklošić

Demi He Contributor

By Demi He in New Design on Friday 28 September 2012

Want to become a true hipster, but don’t know how? No problem: simply use the Hipster Starter Kit. Designed by Croatian graphic designer, Mihael Miklošić, the kit showcases the stereotypical aspects of what defines a hipster. From thick black-rimmed glasses and mustaches, to a polaroid camera, Miklošić knows how to brand them into a hipster identity. There’s even an instructor’s manual to guide you through the process. All materials were printed in his home workshop using his custom craft paper.

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The Wizard Of Oz characters drawn as hipsters

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Wednesday 12 September 2012

Tattoos and Ray Bans and scarves, oh my! Shutterstock in-house designer Jordan Roland re-imagined the classic film, The Wizard Of Oz, through the oversized lens of the modern hipster. Dorothy shows off her quirky hot-air-balloon tattoo, while the tin man sports a perfectly-curled mustache. Roland does a great job of representing that stereotype you’ve probably never heard of …

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Cafe bans hipster conversations

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Saturday 18 August 2012

Someone had to do it: lay down some house rules that include ‘no talking about annoying hipster topics’. Guess all that chatter about obscure bands finally got to them. You can find this sign proudly displayed at a cafe in Caledonia Street, San Francisco.

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How to turn from hipster to hippie in six steps

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 17 August 2012

This fun infographic is a self-purported ‘cautionary tale’ of how hipsters should be leery of just how swiftly (only six steps!) they can find hippiehood. Funny, we’d have thought it’d be the other way round, with hippies becoming hipsters.

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