Yea, we know the word "hipster" is played out. That's exactly why we need to pick a Hipster Champ of the past decade. So we can lay the whole damn thing to rest. Your candidates, below. Vote. If you want.
[NOTE: We've started a second round of voting between the five finalists. The new poll is here.]
The Williamsburg Hair Man: Once known only by a crude marker drawing, he was later spotted and photographed in a Greenpoint coffee shop. His name is Chris and he seems like a nice guy. Everyone admires his verve. Chris, the Williamsburg Hair Man.
Angel Hess, of the Purple Truck: Became a media darling for his spartan lifestyle based in a purple bread truck in Williamsburg. He was friendly, but the world was too cruel; somebody hijacked his truck, in a faraway land. There's probably a metaphor somewhere in there. Angel Hess and his Purple Truck.
The Concept of the Black Hipster: Hey, isn't it kind of racist just to list "black hipsters" as an entire concept, rather than as a vague and near-meaningless category composed of actual individuals, many of whom are probably just as mockable as our other contestants here? Yes. Yes it is. Black hipsters are out there, if you look close! Blipsters.
If you have some nominees of your own, please suggest them in comments. We might add them to the poll. Now go vote!