Hipster Animals: A Field Guide

Hipster Animals: A Field Guide

by Dyna Moe


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607747918
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 09/22/2015
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 964,805
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

An illustrator and comedy writer, DYNA MOE lives in the semi-hip neighborhood of the East Village, conveniently located between the Lower East Side (hippest neighborhood, late 90s) and Williamsburg, Brooklyn (hippest neighborhood, 2000s). Part of the first generation of performers at the Upright Citizens Brigade, she has written, directed, and taught comedy for more than 15 years. As an illustrator, she has drawn for a vast array of fashion designers, record companies, and media in print and online.

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Author’s Note

Depending on when in the cycle of coolness you bought/stole/downloaded this book, you might find it to be a razor-sharp codification of people you know, hopelessly out of touch, a charming time capsule of your youth, or on the verge of experiencing a comeback.


The species included within are not meant to represent the full spectrum of youth cultures (no dudebros, no mainline geekery, no music-genre-specific cults) but rather a narrow sliver of beasts of the postcollege upwardly mobile special-snowflakes animal kingdom and those who want to be them. 

The author does not wish to convey judgment or imply that one species (mentioned or unmentioned) is better than another but rather to say that we all are equally repulsive. Everyone is the worst.

Table of Contents

Authors Note  1
Food & Drink
Farm-to-Table Waiter  3
Kraft Brüe Know-It-All  4
Dandy Mixologist  5
City Boy BBQ Pitmaster  6
Pho Authenticity Police  7
Know Your Food Trucks  8
Experimental Coffee
Gastronomist  10
Tomorrow’s Coffee Trends  11
Vegan Gelato Scooper  12
New Wave Pizzaiolo  13
Community Vegetable
Advocate  14
Trivia Smörgåsbord  15
On the Scene
Ugh This Guy Again  17
Recreationally Homeless  18
Brazen Kidult  19
Self-Elected Arbiter of Taste  20
Twenty-First-Century Gentry  21
Proximity Irritant  22
Feman-ish Flamewarrior  23
Rogue Biketavist  24
Trustafarian Dickwad  25
Globe-Trotting Seeker-of-Self  26
Portmanteau-N-Appétit  27
Fashion & Style
Fashion Plate Photo Diarist  29
Sneaker Freak  30
Nail Art Tutorial Queen  31
Filth Fashion Model  32
Street-Level Trend-Spotter 33
Most Popular Haircuts  34
Pseudo Retro Barber  35
Party Crasher Photog  36
One Step Behind  37
Festifest!  38
I Love A Parade  39
Tech & Online
Apple Update Early Adopter  41
Web Series Line Producer  42
Social Media Branding Network
Analyst or Whatever  43
Mobile App Brogrammer  44
Social Network “Friend”  45
Still-Cool Daddy Blogger  46
Instagram Narcissist  47
Clickbait Angler  48
Internet Celebrity  49
140 Caricature  50
Why We Tweet  51
Lead Ukulele in Gangsta
Rap Cover Band  53
Band (Condensed)  54
’80s Nite Karaoke Star  55
Festival Queue-Cutter  56
The Opening Act’s Opening Act  57
Neofolk Busker  58
Oh No! I Forgot My Tattoos!  59
O Pioneers! A Gentrification Cycle  60
friends & Lovers
Weed Delivery Guy  63
Way-Too-Sex-Positive Crusader  64
Spazzy Puckish Crush Girl  65
Regrettable One-Night Stand  66
Internet Blind Date  67
Moocher on Your Couch  68
Your Coffee Shop Crush  69 
Entertainment & recreation
Outdoor Screening Heckler  71
Empowered Burly-Cutie  72
Stand-Up Storyteller  73
Comedy Scene Dork  74
Film Festival Rejectee  75
Hungover Yogi  76
Beer League Bocce Champ  77
Thrift Store Quarterback  78
Roller Derby Rage Torrent  79
Harsh Realm: The Mass Extinction  80
make & hoard
Kombucha Brewmaster  83
Total Immersion Crafter  84
Rooftop Apiarist  85
Faster/Stronger Toolmaster  86
Vintage Ephemera Curator  87
Outmoded Game Hoarder  88
Obsolete Media Fetishist  89
Found Audio Excavator  90
Designer Toy Aficionado  91
Architectural Salvage Upcycler  92
Sustainable Landscape Architect  93
The finers Arts
Immersive Theater Theatre Auteur  95
Public Literary Show-Off  96
Public Transit Art Prankster  97
Advertising Collagist Graffiteur  98
Pop Culture Picasso  99
Independent Book Reshelver  100
The Hot Literary Prospect  101
Blog-to-Book Editor  102
Dream Journalista  103
Outfit-of-the-Day en Papier  104

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