I was lured in by the slacker stencil type. I did a lot of that back in the 80's
I get calls once in a while for “hip” things that have yet to materialize. I tell’em I’m not “hip”, and that I don’t even have a little “flow”, but it doesn’t matter, my drawings are hip!
I got so tired of hipsters, especially those wearing the “Che” shirts, paying $5 for coffee, and wearing $200 I-pods, that I did that Communication Arts cover as a statement on the supposed rebel underground. Once it came out, one of the “brands” in the art got in touch and wanted to make t-shirts for their comrades. I told them I was making fun of them, but it didn’t matter, they thought it was funny too. So, now, there’s the anti-Che shirt, shirt. Post modern nirvana.
I started getting annoyed by hipsters when they started wearing trucker hats and those mechanics shirts with the name over the pocket. I found it annoying since my dad is a truck driver and all my uncles were mechanics. I don’t know, it just rubbed me the wrong way.
The only trucker hat I have other than my dad’s is one I swiped from that other anti-hipster hipster, John Hersey. But, I’ve never worn it, it’s too cool for me.
Check out the New York Times article here. It’s pretty good.