This ‘Hipster Coloring Book’ From 1962 Sheds Light On The Douchey Roots Of Hipster Culture

by 2 years ago


If you were to draw your view of a hipster, what would you sketch up? You’d probably imagine the hipster in a coffee shop, wearing a winter hat on the back of his head in the August heat, generally thinking he’s more refined that you culturally, musically, and spiritually. The hipster means well, his values and intents aren’t malicious, but the hipster’s unearned condescension is where he’s gained a bad rap. No one who hasn’t showered in a week should be that comfortable talking down to someone.

But the hipster isn’t a new-age term. The genesis of the hipster spans back decades, shifting its ideology to match the times. And this is evident in this Hipster Coloring Book from the 1962 issue of Cavalier Magazine.

Now prepare for a wild ride down Hipster Hill, a cornucopia of douchebaggery sprinkled with a bit of sexual harassment.