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The Evolution of a Hipster

LifeStyle

Evolution of the Hipster
2000-2009

photography by Josh Meister

2000
The Emo
The Proto-Hipster's white belt and guyliner make for a soulful combination.

2001
The Emo Redux
The skulls on her tour-only Death Cab tee don't match the skulls on her vans, so it's not like she's trying too hard.

2002
The Ashton
His PBR trucker hat and faux vintage t-shirt reveal an obsession with "irony."

2003
The Scenester
A gaudy tattoo appears on her chest, and she is never spotted without her iPod.

2004
The Twee
He adores his rare-vinyl collection and tobacco pipe. Despite his 20/20 vision, he wears Buddy Holly glasses.

2005
The Fauxhemian
She suffers for fashion, wearing a furry hat, boots and keffiyah even during the warmest months. Her new wrist tattoo is the Japanese symbol for beauty - or at least that's what the guy at the tat shop told her.

2006
The Mountain Man
He seeks working-class authenticity, taking pride in his full beard and the fact that he's often mistaken for a homeless person.

2007
The Vintage Queen
She shops at retro boutiques and posts Holga photos on her blog. She has said that the koi fish cover-up tattoo symbolizes "nature and love and peace and stuff."

2008
The Williamsburg
He thoughtfully hangs shutter shades in the deep-v of his white tee, and he's often seen walking his fixed-gear bike around town while texting with his iPhone.

2009
The Meta-Nerd
By wearing the popular three wolf moon t-shirt, today's hipster makes a mockery of herself. She has finally completed her full-sleeve tattoo. 2007 evolution hipster 2009 life Style THE 2005 VINTAGE THE META-NERD THE FAUXHEMIAN QUEEN BY WEARING THE POPULAR THREE WOLF MOON T-SHIRT, TODAY'S HIPSTER MAKES A MOCKERY OF HERSELF. SHE HAS SHE SUFFERS FOR FASHION, WEARING A SHE SHOPS AT FURRY HAT, BOOTS AND KEFFIYAH EVEN FINALLY COMPLETED HER FULL-SLEEVE TATTOO. RETRO BOUTIQUES AND POSTS HOLGA DURING THE WARMEST MONTHS. HER NEW WRIST TATTOO IS THE JAPANESE SYMBOL OF THE PHOTOS ON HER BLOG, SHE HAS SAID THAT THE KOI FISH COVER-UP TATTOO ON HER 2008 .......O FOR BEAUTY-OR AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT THE GUY AT THE TAT SHOP TOLD HER. THE WILLIAMSBURG HE THOUGHTFULLY HANGS SHUTTER SHADES IN photography by JOSH MEISTER THE DEEP-V OF HIS WHITE TEE, AND HE'S OFTEN SEEN WALKING HIS FIXED-GEAR BIKE AROUND ARM SYMBOLIZES 2000-2009 "NATURE AND LOVE TOWN WHILE TEXTING WITH HIS IPHONE. 2006 2000 AND PEACE AND THE MOUNTAIN MAN STUFF" THE EMO HE SEEKS WORKING-CLASS AUTHENTICITY, TAKING PRIDE IN HIS FULL BEARD AND THE FACT THAT HE'S OFTEN MISTAKEN FOR A 2004 THE PROTO-HIPSTER'S WHITE BELT AND GUYLINER MAKE FORA THE TWEE SOULFUL COMBINATION. HE ADORES HIS RARE-VINYL COLLECTION HOMELESS PERSON. AND TOBACCO PIPE. DESPITE HIS 20/20 2002 VISION, HE WEARS BUDDY HOLLY GLASSES. 2003 THE ASHTON HIS PBR TRUCKER HAT THE SCENESTER A GAUDY TATTOO AND FAUX VINTAGE T-SHIRT REVEAL AN OBSESSION WITH "IRONY." APPEARS ON HER CHEST, AND SHE IS NEVER SPOTTED 2001 WITHOUT HER THE EMO REDUX IPOD. THE SKULLS ON HER TOUR-ONLY DEATH CAB TEE DON'T MATCH THE SKULLS ON HER VANS, SO IT'S NOT LIKE SHE'S TRYING TOO HARD. 9ler JOVEMBER 09 27

The Evolution of a Hipster

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The hipster is the modern day hippie with their hip style, eco-friendly conscious, and vested interest in new technologies. This clever infographic follows the evolution of the hipster from the Emo o...

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