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How the world's leaders would look if they were hipsters

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History has never looked this good before.

Amit Shimoni is a 28-year-old Israeli illustrator whose series HIPSTORY re-imagines the world's leaders as image-obsessed hipsters.

Shimoni says the work is an "attempt to create new and altered" portraits of some of the most famous politicians in history.

I think anything can be turned into an illustration, seriously anything, whether it is scenery or a feeling; and I believe an illustration has a place anywhere - seriously anywhere - whether it is in the Louvre, or on a coaster, if it is illustrated I love it.

  • Amit Shimoni, speaking to i100.co.uk

"My favourite is probably Abraham Lincoln," he added.

Here are some of his incredible portraits, and to see more head to Instagram or Nuvango.

Gandhi

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John F Kennedy

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Abraham Lincoln

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Che Guevara

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Nelson Mandela

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Margaret Thatcher

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Copyright: Amit Shimoni

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