Ever wondered what Hillary Clinton would look like with purple hair, or whether the Dalai Lama could rock a pair of horn-rimmed glasses? Probably not—but that's the improbable genius of "HIPSTORY," a series of whimsical drawings by Israeli artist Amit Shimoni.

The works re-imagine historical political figures as tattooed, pierced, vintage jacket-wearing hipsters. Shimoni hopes that the surreal depictions will encourage us to "reflect upon our leaders, our society, and ourselves." (It should go without saying that he also wants us to laugh.)

 Check out some of Shimoni's tragically hip global leaders below, or visit Society6 to buy the artwork.

All images courtesy of Amit Shimoni via Nuvango