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April 20, 2010

Hipster Foldables: The 'Stache Box

stacheboxillus.jpgSure, beards are part of the required uniform now in Williamsburg. But we still have a fondness for the classic hipster stache. Thanks to Bryan of Paper Foldables for creating his latest masterpiece: The Hipster Stache Box:

DOWNLOAD THE HIPSTER STACHE BOX PDF HERE.

Previously:
The Hipster Nutcracker
Mr. Skinny Jeans
The Gutter Punk
The Hipster Grifter
Hip Kyp Malone

December 22, 2009

Hipster Foldables: The Nutcracker

nutcracker_illus.jpg It's our holiday gift to you: The Hipster Nutcracker. Just what you've always wanted, right! Just cut, fold and tape as instructed here and you'll have the perfect gift for all your skinny jeans-wearing friends.

Thanks again to Bryan. And remember, send us photos/suggestions for future foldables!

DOWNLOAD THE HIPSTER NUTCRACKER PDF HERE.

Instructions on assembling here.

Previously:
Mr. Skinny Jeans
The Gutter Punk
The Hipster Grifter
Hip Kyp Malone

September 16, 2009

Hipster Foldables: Mr. Skinny Jeans

skinnyjeansfreepic.jpgThough the Wall Street Journal just broke the trend a few months ago, Williamsburg has been the skinny jeans capital of the world for nearly a decade now. So without further ado, here's installment #04 of our Hipster-of-the-Month series, "Hipster With the Skinny Jeans"! This hipster is designed to sit on the edge of your desk or computer or whatever... his long legs dangling over.

And in case you've been wondering why skinny jeans are so popular in the first place, those arbitrators of cool over at WSJ have the scoop:

Explanations abound for why men would want to wear jeans that look so uncomfortable and impractical. Some fashion observers say skinny jeans' hold on certain men stems in part from the wearers' desire to show off their gym-sculpted bodies. [...]

The brands also hope the changes will make their skinny jeans appeal beyond the urban hipsters, skater-types, rockers and hip-hop fans who already wear them to men with meatier legs. "I'm an avid cyclist and need to have more room in my jeans because my quads are getting worked on so much," says Michael Ball, co-founder of premium denim brand Rock & Republic, which late last year added stretch to its men's skinny jeans [...]

Though the jeans may be getting easier to wear, the look isn't easy to pull off. The trick is to wear skinny jeans with slim-fitting shirts and pointy-toed dress shoes or dressy boots. Any squarish, loose or, worse still, boxy-fit sweater or shirt can make a man's proportions look out of whack and his legs way too skinny.

Instructions:
1. Download the Mr. Skinny Jeans foldable here (.pdf)
2. Print
3. Cut along black solid lines
4. Fold along dotted lines and tape, as instructed

Thanks again to Bryan. And remember, send us photos/suggestions for future foldables!

DOWNLOAD THE HIPSTER IN SKINNY JEANS PDF HERE

Previously:
The Gutter Punk
The Hipster Grifter
Hip Kyp Malone

July 27, 2009

Hipster Foldables: The Gutter Punk

gutterpunk_illus.jpgOur third Hipster Foldable, has arrived and now we have to fumigate. It's the Gutter Punk. As you've undoubtedly noticed, they've invaded the 'burg and now we can expect a surge in lyme disease from the ticks festering in their nasty-ass beards.

In case you missed the story in the Daily News, here it is:

Heroin-addict hobos from around the country are overrunning hipster haven Williamsburg - living in stalled luxury condo projects in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood. The squatters, from middle-class families, hop freight trains to the city, where they can earn up to $150 a day panhandling in Manhattan. At night, like plenty of other borough commuters, they return to their homes: grubby hideaways inside boarded-up lots that pock the once-booming neighborhood.

"I've got to sleep somewhere, and I might as well do it in Williamsburg," said Stuart, 22, a Florida college dropout.

The admitted alcoholic and heroin user makes $15 an hour panhandling in Union Square, holding a sign that reads "Traveling Broke and Sexy."

"The girls here like it that I'm dirty and I ride trains," he added.

The vagrants - who also call themselves "crusty punks" - swarmed into Williamsburg this spring, drawn by open-minded young people and vacant lots.

Packs of punks and their mangy dogs clog Bedford Ave. in the evenings. They sprawl drunkenly on the sidewalk and heckle hipsters for money and cigarettes.

"There's a big crowd of us here," said Sethry, 20, of Portland, Ore., lounging near North Ninth St. one recent night. "Every night it's a party with all our friends."

As we suggested before, don't give them money. Instead, use this much more sanitary, stench-free bank and save for your own future.

Instructions:
1. Download the Gutter Punk foldable here (.pdf)
2. Print
3. Cut along black solid lines
4. Fold along dotted lines and tape, as instructed

Thanks again to Bryan. And remember, send us photos for future foldables! We want to feature local celebrities—who doesn't want a Todd P foldable? Or perhaps the creepy pastor on Bedford, if we ever muster the courage to approach him.

DOWNLOAD THE GUTTER PUNK FOLDABLE PDF HERE

Previously:
The Hipster Grifter
Hip Kyp Malone

June 15, 2009

Hipster Foldables: Kyp Malone

hypkyp_illus.jpg

As part two of our Hipster Foldables series, we present he of the iconic afro, Kyp Malone. Spotted routinely at dozens of local Williamsburg haunts—he used to work at the Verb Cafe on Bedford—Kyp's hair would alone deem him a celebrity. But he's also the guitarist for Williamsburg band TV on the Radio.

Kyp loves one of of favorite restaurants, Marlow & Sons: "they really have it figured out. They're really doing something delicious over there. Maybe it's all the butter. I don't know." And he sometimes tires of being recognized in the 'hood: "I don't want to not be able to live the way I live, you know, that doesn't sound like any sort of fun to me. Everyone I know takes the back route sometimes because they don't want to talk to everyone."

His hair was even featured in our book, The Hipster Handbook. In short, we love Kyp and can't wait to see TV on the Radio when the play Prospect Park on August 11. They always put on an amazing show.

Instructions:
1. Download the Kyp Malone foldable here (.pdf)
2. Print
3. Cut along black solid lines
4. Fold along dotted lines and tape, as instructed

Thanks again to Bryan. And remember, send us photos for future foldables! We want to feature local celebrities who are not Peaches Geldof. (Okay, we may have to make one of her too.)

DOWNLOAD THE HIP KYP PDF HERE

Previously: The Hipster Grifter Foldable

May 04, 2009

Hipster Foldables: The Hipster Grifter

hipstergrift_illus.jpg

We want to give you a foldable hipster grifter with our mouth.

Who better to launch our new hipster foldables series, than Kari Ferrell, aka the Hipster Grifter. And just in time for Mother's Day! In case you missed it, her story was first detailed in the New York Observer by Doree Shafrir (speaking of Mother's Day, buy Doree's hilarious book!).

Now, Kari is making fresh headlines over at Animal New York and Gawker. ("I want to give you a mom job"... WTF!) And, UPDATE: apparently, she's now in custody. We should have included handcuffs in our foldable.

Each month, we'll be featuring a new Williamsburg foldable celebrity, care of the immensely talented Bryan of paperfoldables.com.

Send us photo submissions of local characters and microcelebrites—we're looking for additional Williamsburgers to make foldable. Don't make us do Kyp Malone. (Actually, how can we not do Kyp Malone?)

Instructions:
1. Download the Hipster Grifter foldable here (.pdf)
2. Print
3. Cut along black solid lines
4. Fold along dotted lines and tape, as instructed
5. Pull dress down to see boobz

Thanks again to Bryan. And remember, send us photos for future foldables!

DOWNLOAD THE HIPSTER GRIFTER PDF HERE

Screenshot and foldable after the jump.

UPDATE 2: Now there's a Hipster Grifter phone app.

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