los angeles: scratch my name on your arm + teenage kissers

hey l.a., are you down for this? today [7.30pm] at family there'll be a double book launch + signing plus a slide show of ed templeton's teenage kissers and deanna templeton's scratch my name on your arm. deanna's book features beachside congregations of kids in southern california, and the title refers to a peculiar trend in local youth culture where teens have a variety of brand logos stenciled on their bare skin, and have famous surfers and skaters autograph body parts. ed's book documents youth's awkward first steps in sexual exploration and reminds us of that wonderful discomfort that comes with the discovery. location: 436 north fairfax avenue [west hollywood].