Following on from my post yesterday about American Apparel, I found this amazing editorial by Hard Liquor, Soft Holes.
I totally agree with everything said - it's well articulated but without being too well written. Hipster is a word invented for people who try to fit into the subculture, it's not what anyone who started this scene would call themselves. Indeed adbusters paints a bleak picture of Western Civilisation by using the subculture 'hipsterdom' as a punching bag.
Without saying more, let me just say this: subcultures come and go but the rules of the world stipulate that anything good will soon be watered down by the masses.
A new subculture awaits those who cling to the term, so the true 'hipsters' can enjoy what they created.