amit shimoni turns obama, dalai lama and more into hipsters
amit shimoni turns obama, dalai lama and more into hipsters amit shimoni turns obama, dalai lama and more into hipsters
jun 24, 2015

amit shimoni turns obama, dalai lama and more into hipsters

amit shimoni turns obama, dalai lama and more into hipsters
all images courtesy of amit shimoni




back in december, designboom featured the work of designer amit shimoni, who paired painted portraits of famous world leaders with the outfits and hairstyles of today’s youth. now, shimoni continues the ‘hipstory‘ series with the addition of seven world and cultural leaders, both contemporary and historical. 


barack obama is tattooed with the words ‘hope’ and ‘change’ on his chest and sports a trendy man-bun; hillary clinton has half-purple hair and wears a chunky gold chain over a colorful t-shirt; the dalai lama dons a burgundy hoodie and necklace, bearing a tibetan symbol in green and gold. shimoni says of the ongoing series, ‘hipstory’’wishes to reimagine the great leaders of modern history and place them in a different time and culture  —  ours.

amit shimoni hipstory part two
hillary clinton sports half-purple hair and a chunky gold chain

amit shimoni hipstory part two
queen elizabeth wears a flower wreath in her hair, and dons a personalized necklace spelling out ‘queen’

amit shimoni hipstory part two
martin luther king, jr. wears a cap bearing the slogan ‘dream big’ and a camouflaged windbreaker

amit shimoni hipstory part two
dalai lama is dressed in a burgundy hoodie and wears a funky pair of glasses

amit shimoni hipstory part two
ronald reagan gets a trendy haircut and wears a diamond earring

amit shimoni hipstory part two
george washington is pictured with an eagle tattooed on his chest

amit shimoni hipstory part two
a framed portrait of barack obama pictured within a residential setting

amit shimoni hipstory part two
four framed portraits on the wall

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