Did you know there are hipsters in Brooklyn? (It’s true, just ask the NYT.) But to aesthetically lump all young, alternative, creatively minded people in one flannel-clad, bearded category is totes unfair. The hipster rainbow contains more hues than chambray and plaid, and while the general community all might enjoy a good skinny jean and cold-brewed coffee, there are definitely distinct clans.
Speaking from a largely Brooklyn-dwelling staff, we’ve done a little self survey on the types of hipsters that make up the borough in the form of charming, hand-drawn illustrations by designer David Galletly. Ahead, our illustrated guide breaks down the six archetypes you’re bound to recognize…which one are you?
The DIY Hipster
Often found: Canning, pickling, making jewelry, leather-working, urban farming…and putting them all up on their Etsy shops later
Brooklyn neighborhood of choice: Clinton Hill and Fort Greene
Favorite bands: Belle and Sebastian, Foxygen, Kurt Vile
The Warehouse Hipster
Often found: In a cloud of smoke at 285 Kent or Bossa Nova Civic Club
Brooklyn neighborhood of choice: Bushwick and Bedstuy
Favorite bands: Light Asylum, DJ Rashad, Prince Rama
The Starter Hipster
Often found: Weaving daisy chains and day-drinking in parks, making questionable decisions at Union Pool
Brooklyn neighborhood of choice: North 6th Street in Williamsburg
Favorite bands: The xx, Phoenix, Frank Ocean
The Trust-Fund Hipster
Often found: Shopping at Bird, brunching on weekdays, on the rooftop of The Wythe Hotel
Brooklyn neighborhood of choice: South Williamsburg and Boerum Hill
Favorite bands: Charli XCX, Vampire Weekend, any Dev Hynes-related project
Often found: On Twitter saying “bruh,” saving money by drinking 40s
Brooklyn neighborhood of choice: Prospect Heights and Bushwick
Favorite band: Joey Bada$$, Danny Brown, Trinidad James
Often found: Attending fashion parties, attending art school, attending cooking classes (all while curiously pulling off pants in crazy shapes).
Brooklyn neighborhood of choice: Greenpoint and DUMBO
Favorite band: Bat For Lashes, Os Mutantes, A$AP Rocky
Designed by David Galletly
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