Illustration: Hipstory - World Leaders in Hipster Form

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We couldn't help but smile from ear to ear when we came across the latest illustration work of Amit Shimoni, a young Israeli artist based in Tel Aviv. During his time serving in the military service from 18-21 years of age, Amit started painting abstract art to express his emotions. After his military service, while backpacking in Northern India for a few months, he finally acknowledged that creating art would be his life mission. Enter his latest, most creative work, Hipstory. 

"I wanted HIPSTORY to re-imagine the great leaders of modern history and place them in a different time and culture era- ours. I wanted to created a sort of mirror- a mirror that on the one hand is supposed to make one smile, and on the other to make him think. As I see it, criticism doesn’t always have to be poignant it can simply be a method to arouse discussion and show things under a certain light."

We hope you enjoy this smile-inducing gallery of clever illustrations as much as we do of our great leaders portrayed as modern-day Hipsters. Also be sure to check out a behind the scenes look at Shimoni's process for creating his Einstein work here. Shimoni's work  is available for purchase on his site too. I'll be ordering my Obama print tomorrow. 

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HIPSTORY - Shimoni - ChurchillHIPSTORY - Shimoni - Dali Lama (1)HIPSTORY - Shimoni - GandhiHIPSTORY - Shimoni - KennedyHIPSTORY - Shimoni - LincolnHIPSTORY - Shimoni - MandellaHIPSTORY - Shimoni - MerkelHIPSTORY - Shimoni - MLKHIPSTORY - Shimoni - ObamaHIPSTORY - Shimoni - PutinHIPSTORY - Shimoni - queen elizabethHIPSTORY - Shimoni - Trump (1)HIPSTORY - Shimoni -CheHIPSTORY Einstein on wall

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Fabio Sasso

I'm a Brazilian product designer based in Oakland, California currently working for Google as a Staff Designer. I am also the founder of Abduzeedo, an award-winning digital publication about design and a personal project that has become the source of inspiration for millions of designers and enthusiasts.

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