"One could say, exaggerating only slightly, that the hipster moment did
not produce artists, but tattoo artists...It did not produce photographers,
but snapshot and party photographers...It did not produce painters, but
graphic designers. It did not yield a great literature, but it made good
use of fonts. And hipsterism did not make an avant-garde; it made
communities of early adopters."
--Mark Greif, "What Was the Hipster?", NY Magazine Oct 24, 2010