My name is Amit Shimoni. I'm a Tel-Aviv-based illustrator, content creator and character designer and I'm the artist behind the HIPSTORY series, an ongoing project with over 35 Hipstoriezed world leaders.


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Since the series was first feathered on BORED PANDA, with only a few HIPSTORY characters, today I create a new HIPSTORY every 2 months, creating an ongoing history for my viewers. Each illustrated character gets its own unique HIPSTER interpretation based on the character's life (Obama has a tattoo of his favorite reading book-Moby Dick), its persona (Princess Diana is wearing a T-shirt with a mine picture peeping out- she was known for her activism on the subject) and its achievements in life (Einstein has a tattoo of the novel prize).

After an impressing lineup of world leaders like Ghandi, Nelsom Mandela and MLK, my latest characters; Trump, Kim John Hum and Putin, might not be exact typecast for my series HIPSTORY but are definitely going to be the ones who shape the future of tomorrow. At the end, my idea is to give today's generation access to history's leaders and creating a world of ongoing HISTORY.

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#1 Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

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Omri Simon 1 month ago

Definitely the best

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#2 Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi

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Beaver-Moose 1 month ago

THE ORIGINAL HIPSTER.

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#3 Barack Obama

Barack Obama

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 month ago

i am a fan lol

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#5 Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 month ago

i need that jacket in my life

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#6 Queen Elizabeth Ii

Queen Elizabeth Ii

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cyberbird 1 month ago

You should be her hair dresser and image counselor

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#7 Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King

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Victoria Jolley 1 month ago

he looks like he would be a cool rapper that everyone can relate to

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#8 Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin

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Laila Najm 1 month ago

Love the dog tattoo

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#10 Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

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Emma 1 month ago

Why are you people such assholes toward her?

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#11 John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

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Beaver-Moose 1 month ago

It looks like Robert Downey Jr. with an eye infection

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#13 Kim John Hun

Kim John Hun

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Caroline Huot 1 month ago

World's "greatest" leaders? Just change it to World Leaders, no great in this guy!

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#14 Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

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Dani Donovan 1 month ago

This might be my favorite

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#16 Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

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riley.girl 1 month ago

Love the stripe of hair! I want this!

#18 Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

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Beaver-Moose 1 month ago

This one is REALLY good, it is a lot different than the others, even though the haircuts are kinda the same for most of the guys

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#19 Donald Trump

Donald Trump

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Ok Ha-Neul 1 month ago

hands are still too big

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