Amit Shimoni, 28, has created a strong following with his latest portfolio, “Hipstory.” The Israeli illustrator and designer recently graduated from the Department of Visual Communication at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, where Hipstory was born as his final project. In an effort to reimagine the great leaders of our history, Shimoni chose to depict them in our modern culture and time through illustrations.
‘I often find myself thinking about the differences between these world’s greatest leaders, their beliefs and motivations, and our self-centered generation’ shimoni describes. ‘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.’ Amit Shimon