What Your Favorite Political Leaders Would Look Like As Hipsters
Being a world leader, we can only assume, takes up a lot of time. So we totally understand that political figures past and present, from Abe Lincoln to Che Guevara to Hillary Clinton, haven’t quite had room in their schedules to keep up with the latest trends and adjust their signature looks accordingly.
But what if, in some alternate universe, your favorite politicians took a hiatus from their legislative duties to update their haircuts, wardrobes and tattoo games? Artist Amit Shimoni imagines such a world in his illustrated series “Hipstory.” And though they may not be accomplishing quite as much in the way of political activism or diplomacy, we have to admit they look damn good.
“The history of the last century is heavily defined by its prominent figures,” Shimoni explained in an earlier email to HuffPost, “the main leaders who shaped the course of history. I often find myself imagining a world where some of these leaders are less interested in influencing lives, and more focused on their own persona.”
“It is my hope that this series will encourage us to reflect: upon our leaders, our society, and ourselves,” the artist adds. “And failing that, HIPSTORY will at least make us smile.” See Shimoni’s delightfully preposterous images below and let us know if you wish Hillary would opt for a similar look IRL.
John F. Kennedy
All images are shown courtesy of Amit Shimoni, who maintains copyright ownership of HIPSTORY.