The New York Times tapped HIPSTORY to create a special portrait of Hillary Clinton.
In 2016, as part of the Women of the World Summit - a women empowerment event for NYT’s Women’s Magazine - Hillary Clinton was to speak as a guest of honor. The New York Times reached out to HIPSTORY, asking the artist behind HIPSTORY, Amit Shimoni, to create a unique portrait of Clinton to be gifted to her during the event.
At the time, the portrait would be a first for us at HIPSTORY: we were creating an image of someone still alive - and who we were sure would view it! So we had to get it right. And we were pumped. After all, we’re Clinton fans, too.
We took a very specific approach to Clinton’s portrait: we made it fun yet modern, accessible while retaining a degree of elegance and confidence. In the detailing, we emphasized aspects of women empowerment, respecting her and her accomplishments, giving viewers an illustrated Clinton that they could look up to and admire.
The portrait was presented to Clinton at the Summit, and was a great success! Also, it turned out that this event was just days before she announced her presidential campaign. Can we say with certainty that our portrait was what inspired her? Not quite. But who knows - maybe all she needed was a little bit of HIPSTORY in her life.