the line “beware of hipsters”, accompanied by a stenciled image of this swiftly replicating species (“hipsterus urbanus” ;-)) is one of the iconic works of street artist cali killa. the image appeared on the streets of major metropolitan cities in the usa, including los angeles, boston, san francisco and new york, as well as on many art sites, such as according2g.
many hipsters will now have the opportunity to buy a t-shirt depicting this image & acquire an extra cool aura of wit & self-relativation. irresistible.
unfortunately, urban outfitters, the company which happens to sell this t-shirt, never bothered seeking the artists’ permission for using his work in a purely commercial context. not particularly ‘cool’, if u ask us…