The Unknown Hipster

About the Author

Born French, Unknown Hipster early moved to New York to become a painter, a poet, or whichever position was available on the Art scene. Once a lead tambourin for « Uneven dusk », it’s unclear what became his main occupation after the band quickly broke-up. All can be said is that Unknown frequently appears at Fashionable and Cultural events without being necessarily on the list.

The Unknown Hipster blog started in April 2009, and a book, “The Unknown Hispter Diaries” will be published by August Editions Editions, available November 2012.

Jean-Philippe Delhomme

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  1. editor said, on May 18, 2009 at 10:48 am

    i adore your work.
    now i adore your blog.

  2. Barbara Malaise said, on May 18, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Ah Ah Ah, je vous adore! Quel talent! J’ai ete tres amusee par votre dessin de Scott et Garance. Vous etes formidable. Dorenavant, votre blog sera sur ma liste de Favorites, et je vous regarderai tous les jours.
    J’habite l’Afrique du Sud, et j’ai un clavier qwerty, donc pas d’accents, alors vous pardonnerez mon orthographe.
    Bon courage avec vos merveilleux dessins,

  3. kp said, on May 18, 2009 at 5:25 pm


  4. Cinephile said, on May 18, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    I love your work, can I say that without sounding stupid? Yes because I’m not saying it, I’m typing it!.
    If you don’t mind me asking, are you the Dude?. Also exactly how is an unknown granted entry to these stiletto crazed events? Do you push your way through, or simply glide? If the answer is B, then I could happily tag along.

  5. Brandon said, on May 18, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    So glad I stumbled upon your blog (Thanks, Garance)! Keep sharing, unknown hipster. I’m definitely intrigued.

  6. indi said, on May 18, 2009 at 8:24 pm


  7. chrysanti said, on May 19, 2009 at 2:38 am

    Great blog!!

  8. jia said, on May 19, 2009 at 2:59 am

    its nice to see people who DRAW instead of photograph for a change! Kepp it up! Don’t you ever dare lose momentum! (:〈

  9. Nardjisse said, on May 19, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Coooool ! just luv it

  10. Jean Daniel Jacques said, on May 19, 2009 at 6:37 am


    I have a french name, but I am from The Netherlands.

    Today I discovered your site and I must say…I LOVE IT.
    Keep on doing what you´re doing and you´ll become a FAMOUSHIPSTER one day.

    Au revoir!!
    p.s. You look like SEBASTIEN TELLIER……..

  11. Heba said, on May 19, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Dr. Mr. Unknown,
    A little fan mail from Cairo 😉 Just stumbled across your blog and must say, hurrah for incognito-plaid-wearing-poet-musician-artists with the panache to pull off getting into events without being on lists! Your sketches are so amusing and endearing. Good luck with your blog, it’s already starting off so beautifully.

    Heba Xx

  12. 3 fishes said, on May 20, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Dear Mister Hipster,

    We have been swimming through your column since it’s start.
    We especially like your photographs of Sydney Australia.
    If you want we can lend you an underwater camera.

    Best regards,

    3 fishes

  13. Faye said, on May 21, 2009 at 9:33 am

    glad to hear someone else in cairo loves this blog. bravo 🙂

  14. Kaoliang said, on May 22, 2009 at 2:59 am

    I love your work and univers !

  15. Ivanhoe said, on May 22, 2009 at 6:23 pm


  16. josie said, on May 24, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I just found your site today and am a new fan! With love from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  17. Inga said, on May 26, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Dear Unknown,

    So, you are a bearded man ?

  18. Christian said, on May 27, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Just discover your blog, as good as your print work ! What is really cool is that we don’t have to wait too much to appreciate your stories now !
    Must have !

  19. Enrique said, on May 27, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    A non-exhibitionist, curious hipster is hard to find.
    C’est traumatisant, attendre les mises-a-jour.

  20. victoria thorne said, on May 28, 2009 at 1:08 am

    adore what you are doing. simply magnificent, words and pictures. many thanks to garance for introduction! beautiful!

  21. euripide said, on May 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Please update more often…you are addictive

  22. JGregg said, on May 28, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Really enjoy your style sense. Nice writing as well. Keep up the terrific blog.


  23. Who Knows? said, on May 29, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Your blog is well-executed & very witty..I love this character…Your new book is wickedly funny…can’t put it down. Except to go to earn a living, that is..

  24. Fashioneering said, on June 3, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Quite possibly- you are my favorite fashion find in twenty years!

  25. db said, on June 6, 2009 at 4:07 am

    love the blog.
    your drawings are a joy!

  26. Antonio Barros said, on June 18, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Dear …,

    I think we might be brothers… someone lost you in the nursery and we never heard from you again. Until now!
    I know it’s shocking but it can be true! Mom says that your name is Peter!
    Do you want to know how I know it is you? We share one talent… I also
    never have invitations!

    Great job! 🙂

  27. Tommie said, on June 28, 2009 at 6:30 am

    You are just the funniest guy ever.

  28. Sean said, on July 1, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Thanks for the puff of lightness into my life. As I have somehow been sucked into this vortex.

    Fourteen years in New York and now exiled to Sydney.

    And nominally in fashion.

    I must have done something hellish in my last life too.


  29. Camélia said, on July 4, 2009 at 1:49 pm


    je n’ai lu que quelques articles, notamment celui sur Garance Doré et Scott Schuman, et cette présentation, mais je crois qu’en une soirée, je vais tout lire tellement votre humour me plait.

    l’écriture donc, mais aussi les dessins, si originaux, les regards surtout sont impressionnants.

    booon mon message est d’une affreuse banalité, je le conçois, et je déplore ne pas avoir la plume d’un grand écrivain afin de me faire remarquer et d’obtenir une réponse à la question qui suit (question bizarre je sais), mais bon allez, espérons.

    ma question bizarre donc, quelles sont vos influences littéraires, artistiques qui nourissent votre écriture et vos dessins?..oui quand j’aime l’état d’esprit de quelqu’un, j’essaie de savoir ce qui se passe dans la tête de ce quelqu’un afin de, je ne sais pas, m’imprégner, essayer de partager un peu ça.. j’aime votre autodérision (enfin d’après le peu que j’ai lu), et j’aimerais savoir, si c’est possible de le formuler, d’où ça vient..

    voilà merci en tout cas.
    bonne journée!

  30. buddha said, on September 5, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    why do you need a location to become a type of person as “poet”? you were already all things. the move to ny is a leaf falling in the fall.

  31. Thibaut said, on September 24, 2009 at 7:32 am

    I think we just found a picture of the Unkwnown Hipster, or maybe a look-alike who met him during his many travels ?

    • unknownhipster said, on September 29, 2009 at 2:45 pm

      It seems like this dude is wearing an Indian tie that I left behind me at a Kings of Convenience concert in Stockholm.

  32. cucho olivares said, on October 20, 2009 at 10:47 am

    WOW! I really don’t know how I ended up here, but I’m happy!
    Your drawings look so effortless, I really envy you 😉
    Now I’m a follower.

  33. Manon said, on November 12, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Fantastic ! Enjoying your blog a lot, Thank you for sharing your thoughts & encounters.A Free French Mind is rare these days : )

  34. Carolina Eclectic said, on December 7, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    YOur blog is too wonderful for words! I love it and I will keep reading:)

  35. The mermaid said, on December 14, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Magnifique!!! One of the best blogs I have seen in a while

  36. Thomas Christopher said, on December 27, 2009 at 5:46 am

    I happened to discover this lovely blog of yours just yesterday, it is just as much original as it is entertaining.
    Keep the posts going!

  37. lotusDNA said, on January 17, 2010 at 5:17 am

    Your illustrations, chimerical. The stories, amusing. Don’t stop the fun in twenty-ten. xx lotusDNA

  38. Hannah said, on January 20, 2010 at 5:32 am


  39. Chomchom said, on January 21, 2010 at 2:02 am

    love love looooove your blog . . .fabulous . . .

  40. misslikey said, on January 27, 2010 at 3:50 am

    just bumped into this lovely blog…aaaaaaamazing!!! love every post

  41. Edward said, on January 29, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    How is this possibly funny when the observations differ nought from reality?


    Really looking forward to assaulting the first iPad user I see in Europe. Keep em’ stashed hipsters.

  42. laurent said, on February 1, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Eh bien, je découvre ce blog et toutes ces merveilles !! C’est impressionant et tellement vivant : Je suis complètement emballé et je le mets en lien sur le mien !!! BRAVO !!

  43. lotusDNA said, on February 2, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I was mentioning your blog to a friend, then decided to show them the site, and voila! A new post! Thank you for keeping the dream alive in twenty-ten xox LadyD

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  45. Mike Harrop said, on February 10, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Just put your blog in formol. Value doubled already.

  46. BP said, on February 17, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I think your “style guy” drawing of the guy in silk long underwear is permanently ingrained in my brain, or do I have the wrong guy?

  47. Victor said, on March 9, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I’m in love with your well crafted sentences.

  48. STYLE SCANNER said, on March 25, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Er, I’ve posted about mistaking Sebastien Tellier for YOU on today.
    Style Scanner…

  49. TREND.LAND said, on April 3, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Cool Site and drawings ! Will do a review on it really soon ! Et apparement nous avons due nous croiser a pas mal de parties…

  50. Machina said, on April 18, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    You are so wonderful! Love your work xo

  51. Sandra said, on April 22, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    This is a really clever blog. PS: Did you know there are coyotes in Boston too?….I saw one near Beacon Street in Brookline in February.

  52. Kaz said, on April 29, 2010 at 4:18 am

    I love the irreverence – brilliant… I laugh all the way from Australia! x

  53. elda said, on May 18, 2010 at 12:10 pm


  54. vaton said, on August 4, 2010 at 12:41 am

    J’aime vos dessins.. ce décalage, ce regard amusé, ironique sur la vie, nos semblables (ou pas)..merci ..

  55. maja said, on August 18, 2010 at 6:02 am

    love. as such.

  56. Victoria said, on August 21, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Votre blog est fantastique! C’est comme un rêve pour mes yeux and mon esprit. Merci, merci, merci!

  57. Nadia said, on September 15, 2010 at 5:58 am

    You are amazing, thank you for sharing your art with us,
    Best wishes.

  58. modeetutopie said, on September 16, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Total follower, and I second that: Don’t lose momentum.

  59. Maria said, on September 24, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Just perfect!

  60. Janina said, on October 4, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Bonjour! Hola, Love the sketches!!!!!! Hope to see more soon, nina

  61. Kelly said, on October 24, 2010 at 10:22 am

    This is a GREAT blog! I love your drawings!

  62. someone you'd love said, on December 7, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    Haha, i like the “born french” part. will you die as an american ?

  63. deb said, on December 19, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    what is your medium. watercolor and colored pencil? Whatever it is, it is divine.

  64. Borde said, on January 6, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Very nice drawings. Pleased to meet you.

  65. fle said, on January 21, 2011 at 5:01 am

    love the illustrations and stories… if i had a band i would surely contact you, even if you would just stay there and say something from time to time

  66. deeceefaux said, on February 22, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    u r funny.
    i ❤ t. blog.
    i'm going to kill myself now.

  67. julie scolnik said, on May 6, 2011 at 8:31 am

    love the blog, especially the legs of all your drawings…:)

  68. Guillaume Toutain said, on February 27, 2012 at 8:31 am

    I was so surprised to read about Sophie Calle and Marguerite Duras in the same sentence that I had to tell you WOW. I used to love them separatly, but that was before you made the connection.

  69. Kristin Reinbach said, on March 5, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Very stylish – thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  70. pretemoiparis said, on July 12, 2013 at 5:41 am

    You are hilarious! Are you on twitter?

  71. Bob Morris said, on October 1, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Mr. Delhomme, I prefer your drawings to my writings on the Perrotin Gallery opening in NYC. They are so droll. Thanks for your gentle rendering.

    Bob Morris

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