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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Olympics? What’s that? Hipsters are just going to do their own thing. Which means organising their very own version of the games: the Hipster Olympics. Held in Berlin, the best of hipster subculture gets celebrated with excellent contests incolving horn-rimmed glasses throws, skinny jeans tug-o-war, vinyl record spinning and racing in cloth tote sacks. Bring it on, we say.
Hipsters can be miserable gits. Started in 2010 by writer-editor Molly Jane Quinn with Jenna Talbott, the blog has a huge archive of 82 pages and counting, featuring photos of hipsters and hipster aesthetics in a moody light. The witty captions are suitably emo in an ironic sort of way (example: “And that was how it ended: the house jeering its last as Greg strode away into the late afternoon sun, pressing the orphan tight against his frantically beating heart.”)
For those of you out there trying to (bite your lip) target the, erm, hipster audience, this nifty little page has all the lingo you need to ensure that you reach the right market. Simply copy and paste the random ‘hipster terms‘ and have the Williamsburg crowd come flocking to your content.
These acrylic paintings of Star Wars characters rocking modern cult labels warrant more than a second glance. Illustrated by John Woo from Hong Kong (not the famous one), we can almost see Darth Vader do a hipster dance in his Band of Outsiders get up, while Padme Amidala looks entirely in character with her Gareth Pugh outfit.
Not just since Harry Potter have owls been so popular. Hardly any hipster girl is to be seen without her owl chain these days! These nocturnal creatures represent wisdom and dignity. All the more funny, then, is the idea that the people from Hungover Owls had. They take random pictures of knackered looking owls and combine them with a funny ‘hungover remark’. The result certainly triggers a giggle. Or three.
You know you’ve arrived as a ‘movement’ when Yelp officially pronounce you as an ‘ambience category’ for the venues they cover. So, to the self-professed Hipsters of this world, congratulations. Now please, for the sake of sanity, take off that Mishka cap and report back down to Earth immediately.
According to B.R. Meyers over at The Atlantic, there is a scourge of foodies looming over America. Foodies are bad because they fly to Vietnam for pho. All of them do, which is evil. But even if they stopped doing that, Meyers would still be mad because he hates that people enjoy food at all. Anthony Bourdain is the devil for encouraging people to love cooking, Michael Pollan is evil for making the elitist claim that fast food is bad for us.