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"In August, after noting that the New York Times had printed hipster as a noun or an adjective more than 250 times in the previous year..."

How many of you have wondering what or who exactly is defined as a hipster? I have. We all have a vague idea about the origin of this subculture, and we can probably spot examples. But can we identify the symptoms of hipsterism; how well do we know what we're talking about? So I decided to do some self-enlightenment and came across this succinct article which is well-researched and interestingly written. 


What Was the Hipster? 

By Mark Greif

"The matrix from which the hipster emerged included the dimension of nineties youth culture, often called alternative or indie, that defined itself by its rejection of consumerism.()...The hipster moment did not produce artists, but tattoo artists. It did not yield a great literature, but it made good use of fonts."

Hope you find it as informative & illuminating, as I did.