Artists Travis Lampe and Travis Louie have created a "card throwing/tile game" called VAMPIRES vs. UNICORNS: Floor War. Released by Yumfactory, the game was constructed by game designer Jim DuBois and Hi-Fructose co-founder Attaboy, based on an original concept by DuBois.
You can draw from your deck of cards to raise the dead, cause a unicorn stampede, and more. It’s up to you to find the best throwing technique to destroy your opponent’s floor tiles, but not all tiles are the same. The game is currently available to purchase from Hi-Fructose for $34.95.
Hi-Fructose will be releasing a series of wood prints from five artists during San Diego Comic Con. The first will be from Mr. Alex Pardee, who was featured in the very first Hi-Fructose Vol.1 way back in 2005.
Alex Pardee's print measures in at 11"x14" and will be limited to only 50 signed and numbered pieces. These will be made available exclusively at the Hi-Fructose Booth on Thursday, July 21st 2011 at 2:00PM.
Hi-Fructose Arts Magazine celebrates its 5th anniversary with a group show presenting a selection of some of the most distinguished artists to have graced their pages. Taking place at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, the opening reception is slated for Saturday March 13th, 2010 from 8PM until 11:30PM. The exhibit will run through April 3rd.
Hi-Fructose was founded by artists, Attaboy and Annie Owens in 2005 and is published by Ouchfactory Yumclub Publishing. The works included in this 5th Anniversary Show pay homage to the artists featured over the past 5 years and who’ve helped to shape and define the future of art in our culture.
Kris Kuksi, Jonathan Viner, Martin Witfooth, Candice Tripp, Jesse Hazelip, Lori Earley, Chris Mars, Jeff Soto, Kevin Cyr, Mark Ryden, Thomas Doyle, Scott Musgrove, Victor Castillo, Amy Sol, Audrey Kawasaki, Brendan Danielsson, Brian Dettmer, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Harma Heikens, Attaboy, Alex Pardee, James Jean, Scott Hove, Sas Christian, Colin Christian, Yoko D'Holbachie, Travis Lampe, Junko Mizuno, Brandt Peters, Mia, Chet Zar, Kathie Olivas, Johnny “KMNDZ” Rodriguez, Sam Gibbons, Annie Owens, Yosuke Ueno, Skinner, Ewelina Ferruso, Shag, Mike Shine
Hi-Fructose has released an exclusive giclee print by artist Alex Pardee. "Digested Rainbow" was the centerpiece to Pardee's solo show "Letters from Digested Children" at Upper Playground SF last year, and now the print can be yours. Limited to just 50 prints, this 17"x22" giclee is signed and numbered. It was made available exclusively through the Hi-Fructose store today (Wednesday, January 13th).
Hi-Fructose starts 2010 off with an extensive cover feature with amazing painter Greg "Craola" Simkins; including a special sketchbook section, Kiel Johnson's constructed reality, the natural beauties of Lola, powerful street artist Jesse Hazelip, Historical Frictionist Van Arno, we Capture Nature with Gregory Euclide, the Art of Skinner, the mystical gardens of Andrew Brandou, weather the storms of Aron Wiesenfeld, plus the fractured sculptures of Susy Oliveira, as well as a Spotlight on Jennybird Alcantra and much more!
Hi-Fructose Vol.14 is 114 pages, printed in full color, and available for $6.95. HF vol.14 arrives January 2010.
If you wanted to pick up Attaboy'sGooberry plush, you'll want to make your way to the Hi-Fructose booth. Pull the string for a special surprise. Attaboy also has a number of custom pieces and artwork on display. And if you're looking for artist signings (or the best-produced lowbrow art magazine out there) you'll definitely want to hit this booth.
Hi-Fructose will bring an Oasis of Chaos to
the San Diego Comic Con at Booth #4939. They have an
extensive list of artist signings (featured below), exclusive print releases and special items premiering at the event.
Score limited edition prints from many of the artists and find
Mark Ryden's YHWH vinyl figure, Hi-Fructose vol.12, Attaboy's Talking
Gooberry, Travis Louie's "Curiosities" SDCC exclusive book, rare back
issues, surprise updates via Twitter and much more.
exclusive prints are complimentary (a.k.a. free) while they last to those with HF
stamped badges at each signing. Stamps are given to those who make a
purchase of $25 or more at the booth and good for all signings. (for
example: Buying the new Travis Louie book or HF Collected Edition on
Wednesday night gives you a stamp making you eligible for ALL six plus
giclee prints if you show up at each signing from Wednesday to Sunday,
while they last.)
Chris Ryniak (with print) - Thursday at 1PM and Friday at 1PM
Travis Louie (with exclusive print & special edition “Curiosities”
at 4PM and Saturday at 12PM
Attaboy (with exclusive print) - Saturday at 3PM + more TBA
Nathan Spoor (with exclusive print) - Saturday at 1PM
Lola (with exclusive print) - Saturday at 1PM
Brandi Milne (with exclusive print) - Saturday at 4PM
Brian McCarty - Friday at 1PM and Sunday at 1PM
Luke Chueh - Saturday TBA
Edwin Ushiro - Saturday at 4PM
Camilla d’errico - Thursday at 3PM
Scott Musgrove (with exclusive print and signing his new
art book) - Saturday at 3PM
We've been following Attaboy'sGooberry since way back in 2005. New York Toy Fair was when I first got my hands on the "Sweet Talking Gooberry" plush. (Anyone else now have that ELO song stuck in their head?)
Well, fast forward to 2009 and
the Gooberry is ready to drop.
Measuring 12.5" tall, the Gooberry squeaks in pain when you squeeze her pinchers,
and cowers in fear from your every snuggle.
Truly an interactive experience, the Gooberry is the first designer plush to feature
a pull-string sound box and squeakers!
Each Gooberry has been freshly picked from a secret Gooberry Patch before ripening just for you!
Like a newborn’s skull, their soft skin has yet to be fully formed, so a Gooberry
is very impressionable and extra-sensitive to your each and every touch!
Please, please, DO NOT attempt to eat a Goobery, as they taste like strawberry whipped crème.
DO NOT pull a Gooberry’s string, as each pull, although wholly satisfying to you,
brings the Gooberry that much closer to a most painful death.
The first 45 talking Gooberries will be available exclusively at Atta's "A Touch of Evil"
art show on June 13th at LA's POV Evolving Gallery. A second batch is available via pre-order starting today through Silver Sprocket and will be sent in July. And a small amount will then be available at the Hi-Fructose booth at SDCC and then at select retailers.
Hi Fructose and Brian McCarty dropped a bombshell on us. But it's a good kind of bombshell. Long Gone John and his Necessaries Toy Foundation are back (had they ever left?) and previewing their upcoming Mark Ryden piece - YHWH. Based on Ryden's painting of the same name, this amazing figure is bound to be one of our personal favorites.
While the pictured - pink - vinyl will be the standard edition, there are plans for two special edition versions (black - 80 pieces and white - 80 pieces). Look for these to be released in the summer of 2009. And for more information about the figure and the photoshoot, check out the Hi-Fructose blog.
The eleventh volume of Hi-Fructose Magazine arrives this April. It features
exclusive coverage of Mark Ryden's "The Snow Yak Show", the art of Chet
Zar, Tiffany Bozic, Brandi Milne, Brandt Peters, Damon Soule, the
dangerous dioramas of Thomas Doyle, Charlie Immer, the dynamic
paintings of Nicola Verlato and more. Plus, they go wheatpasting with Shepard Fairey, delve into Nara's latest showing, discover Zhang Huan's
Giants and the bronze sculptures of Gabriels, and much more. Just get a subscription!