Print’s not dead
Open Spaceâ€™s fourth annual Publications and Multiples Fair at the D Center (16 W. North Ave.) features an astounding variety of printed matterâ€”and makes a strong case for the importance of actual physical objects in the digital age.
On a visit yesterday, we picked up a hilarious, philosophical issue of Troubling Comics by Dale Beranâ€”it features â€śThe Raisins Deâ€™Etre in the Raisinsâ€™ Edgeâ€ť where â€śa group of philosophically minded raisins who play jazz and solve mysteriesâ€ť; a beautiful little book of short stories Los Angeles in January, by Danielle Neftin, published by Rock Bottom Press in an edition that recalls the old City Lights books; Guillotined, a delightful book by Alexander Cockburn featuring words or phrases that should be excised from the language (from Red Emmaâ€™s); Gary Kachadourianâ€™s bad-ass Four 1/32nd Scale Scenarios, a free newspaper from sophiajacob with writing by Lola Pierson, one of my new favorites, and the new magazine Acres (published by CP designer Jasmine Sarp). Iâ€™d Iâ€™d had more money, I would have bought some Friends records, some of Eamon Espeyâ€™s comics, and a dozen other things. Itâ€™s on until 6:00 P.M. today.