This Artist Turns History Into Hipstory By Imagining World Leaders As Hipsters

Obama with a man bun? John F Kennedy with a nose ring?

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Have you ever wondered what it would look like if Angela Merkel wore goth make up? If Barack Obama tucked his dreads into a man bun? If the Queen wore a flower crown? Or if Donald Trump had a nose ring?

Israeli artist Amit Shimoni is making us imagine just that – by turning world leaders and influential people from history into hipstory, and hipster-fying all these characters into very new, very trendy styles. Piercings and half-shaved hairstyles included.

The aim is to combine modern hipster culture with history’s most iconic leaders (hence: hipstory, get it?), and bring these major influencers into an accessible, relatable forefront. Placed against refreshing pastel backdrops, and with facial features true to form, Shimoni hopes his work will “encourage us to reflect upon our leaders, our society, and ourselves.”

From Nelson Mandela and the Princess Diana over to Mahatma Gandhi, Mao Zedong, and Santa Claus, take a scroll through Shimoni’s incredibly charming hipstory pieces below. You’ll definitely be surprised by the swag of one or two.

All images cr: Amit Shimoni

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