Historical Figures with a Modern Fashion Twist by Amit Shimoni


Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.A leader is someone who demonstrates “what is possible”

Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.

With “HIPSTORY” Israeli illustrator Amit Shimoni re-imagines some of modern history’s great world leaders with a twist. a changed hairstyle, dressed up coolly and adding a  new meaning to their famous quotes.


– Vladimir Lenin: Russian communist revolutionary and politician.Hipstory-Hipster-World-Leaders-by-Amit-Shimoni-3-600x600

“Fascism is capitalism in decay, but out of that comes some pretty awesome music.”


– Mahatma Gandhi: preeminent leader of the Indian independence.Hipstory-Hipster-World-Leaders-by-Amit-Shimoni-6-600x600

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world of fashion.”

– Mao Zedong:The founding father of the People’s Republic of China.Hipstory-Hipster-World-Leaders-by-Amit-Shimoni-1

“Learn from the masses, and then teach them the best dance moves.”


 – Abraham Lincoln: The 16th President of the United States.Hipstory-Hipster-World-Leaders-by-Amit-Shimoni-4

Whatever you dress up,should be a good one.


– Nelson Mandela: Former President of South AfricaHipstory-Hipster-World-Leaders-by-Amit-Shimoni-5

“It always seems impossible until it’s done. that’s the art of B-buoying”


– John Fitzgerald Kennedy: The 35th U.S. PresidentHipstory-Hipster-World-Leaders-by-Amit-Shimoni-2-600x600

“You misunderstand– our moon is overrated. I’m talking about Europa, Jupiter’s moon.” 


– Winston Churchill: Former British Prime MinisterHipstory-Hipster-World-Leaders-by-Amit-Shimoni-8-600x600

“Courage is what it takes to sit down and listen to top 40 radio”


 – Che Guevara: Argentine Marxist revolutionaryHipstory-Hipster-World-Leaders-by-Amit-Shimoni-7

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to sync your itunes library with your iphone. Che Guevara


 – Barack Obama: The 44th U.S. President1“That’s the good thing about being president, I can do punk music whenever I want.”


– Hillary Clinton: Former United States Secretary of State2“If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.”


– Dalai Lama: The 14th Dalai Lama3“The purpose of our lives is to be hippie.”


                                                                           -pic courtesy www.shimoni-illustration.com