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Hi-Fructose: Collected Edition
Hi-Fructose magazine showcases an eclectic mix of underground artists, pop surrealists, emerging and rediscovered countercultures, and awe-inspiring spectacles from around the world. For the first time, this critically acclaimed arts magazine is collected in an expanded hardcover edition, compiling the best of the sought-after, long-sold-out first four volumes. Features th ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Last Gasp
(first published 2008)
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Hi-Fructose is a contemporary art magazine that has been around for a few years. This big book volume collects the first issues featuring a wide range of underground artists, pop surrealists, emerging and rediscovered countercultures, bizarrities the world over. I only knew a few artists such as Jim Woodring and Chris Ware from this volume, which is kinda the point of looking at it, to see what the last decade of avant-garde art might look like. David Pescovitz's intro, "Change Your Mind" makes ...more
I got lucky and bought this when it first came out. Its in a nice box/slipcase with a few extra goodies. All the versions in bookstores now are just the book itself. Sensory overload so you can only look a little bit at a time, this will be a book I pick up for the next year and flip through. Worth buying for sure.
If your friends make an insanely cool magazine, and you shoot some stories for it, and then the first issues of the magazine go out of print, and then they release a box set with all kinds of extra cool stuff in it, then you should give it 5 stars. That's what I did.