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.
Who said hipster tattoos had to be ironic? When you’re sporting a Debbie Harry or a Edie Sedgwick portrait on your arm or leg, you’re practically screaming out your allegiances to the rest of the world — or Brooklyn’s Bedford Avenue, whichever is deemed more important. I’m just surprised a Webster tattoo didn’t get a gig in this awesome collection compiled by our friends at Flavorpill. But I guess he’s just way too 1980s.
Not since the UGG has there been a shoe that is both equal parts comfy and ugly. Worishofer’s Granny Sandals are the newest favorite of the young celeb hipster set. With fans like indie-queen Maggie Gyllenahaal and Michelle Williams, the German-made sandal is made of the softest leathers and small wedge heel. Pair it with […]
Karol Grygoruk, acting as the Pepper Pirate, takes pictures of hipsters and strangers amidst the coolest spots in Warszawa. He catches the dark side of the city and the colorful people who sin there.
It takes an alert photographer to capture no-frills, naturalistic images such as those by Brooklyn-based Youngna Park. There’s an honesty about her work that’s refreshing amid the highly-produced, big-budget styles and the overly-stylized hipster verite that abounds these days.
The people on Unhappy Hipsters sure do look lonely in their beautifully designed habitats, but I’m even more confused by what people mean when they use the term ‘hipster’ — do hipsters wear sandals and khaki shorts? I’m not sure hipsters can even afford Dwell-worthy homes, let alone maintain their minimalist decor.
We’ve noticed an overwhelming number of hipster kids being photographed in need of the bathroom. The usual traits are legs crossed, feet turned in, desperation in the eye and holding on tight. It looks like we’re not the only ones. Hipsters Have To Pee is a photo-blog documenting the hilarity.