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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

"Under the Counter Culture": Hi-Fructose Magazine

With newsstands usually providing the same old flip-through magazines, it's sometimes easy to forget that magazines as a medium offer a wide array of subjects discussed. Not everything is about fashion or music or sports; there is a great selection of alternative culture magazines that deliver a more pertinent message--messages that are more raw, realistic, and genuine. Like this is Hi-Fructose Magazine, whose website's subtitle is cleverly stated, "Under the Counter Culture."

Not only does the subtitle say better than us here at 95total what we are about, it is a thoughtful double entendre that really leads you to an ideal that the magazine carries. Hi-Fructose is, by their definition, "a critically acclaimed, under the counter culture art magazine founded by artists Annie Owens and Attaboy." The magazine "showcases an eclectic mix of underground artists, pop surrealists, emerging and rediscovered counter cultures, and awe inspiring spectacles from around the world." Hi-Fructose concerns itself with a corner of the art-world that needs and deserves to be delivered via a mass medium.

The newest issue has just been released. In the issue: "Paul Pope (cover), Chris Mars, Naoto Hattori, Xiaoqing Ding, KRK Ryden, Edwin Ushiro, Freek Drent, Kukula, KMNDZ, Brian Dettmer, Amy Casey, Jonathan Wayshak, Gregory Jacobsen, PeaP, Dave Cooper's Bent Show, designer vinyl, and much more!" Not that I expect anyone to know these artists (I don't), it's at least clear that there is certainly a variety. Unfortunately it may be hard to find, but you can buy an issue or subscribe through their website.

(Found via Boing Boing)

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