Printed Matter recently hosted an LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Little Tokyo. The fair focuses on the distribution of artists’ books, and it is free to attend. Inside, there are hundreds of booths, each with its unique kind of merchandise, including books, zines, posters, monographs, and more.
Interestingly, the LA Festival of Books at USC was happening the same weekend! The Festival of Books focuses more on selling novels that aren’t art-related, and the booths are typically from local bookstores. I went last year, but I didn’t have the chance to go this time.
The Art Book fair lasted for 3 days and attracted thousands and thousands of people. There were all sorts of interesting books, from ones full of text to others that were purely photographs or drawings. It was fascinating to just browse through the material at each booth and talk to the artists. Below, I’ve included a couple images of the kind of merchandise we saw at each booth.
Afterwards, we went to a nearby boba shop called MILK+T, and they had cute Game of Thrones themed macarons! It was the opening night for Season 8 of Game of Thrones, so it was really apt timing.
As a Caltech student, I obviously have a love for STEM. But for me, that love is incomplete without the bigger picture—the role that STEM can play in helping society. That connection between science and humanity served as the initial motivation for one of my primary passions: organizing for environmental justice.
Now that the 2021 baseball season has come to close, I want to take a little trip down memory lane to the 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) playoffs. To set the scene, after an exciting wild card game win, the Washington Nationals (my team) began a five game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers win the first and third game of the series, and the Nationals win the second and fourth game, making game five a do-or-die situation. The final game took place at Dodgers Stadium, a mere 20 minute drive from Caltech. I pounced on this opportunity, going to the game with my fellow baseball-fanatic and Caltech student, Arya.
Hi y’all – this is my first post on the blog, and I’m glad to be here! This is actually a continuation of my friend and fellow blogger Tyler Colenbrander’s previous post about our experience living together over the past three virtual terms at Caltech. You can see his post at this link.