Israeli artist, Amit Shimoni , chose an interesting subject for his graduate project for the Visual Communications programme in Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy. He calls it HIPSTORY – a re-imagination of famous world leaders of the past as today’s hipsters.

Shimoni says –

The ‘Y’ generation is constantly looking at fashion and style as their way of self expression while steering away from the big ideologies. HIPSTORY wishes to reimagine the great leaders of modern history and place them in a different time and culture – ours.

HIPSTORY wishes not to criticize, but to shed new light on the way we think of ourselves and the figures who inspire us.

John F. Kennedy

Mahatma Gandhi

Che Guevara

Vladimir Lenin

Nelson Mandela

Abraham Lincoln

Margaret Thatcher

Winston Churchill

Mao Zedong

All images by Amit Shimoni .

H/T to BoredPanda .