DTLA/37 is a one-of-a-kind new coffee table book about the vibrant, ever-changing landscape of Downtown Los Angeles. With special focus on the “human temperature” of the neighborhood, 37 featured stories and many full-color photographs capture the unique people, places, and events that characterize this special area of the city, showcasing how Downtown Los Angeles has evolved over time, becoming the thriving center it is today. Diverse communities and unexpected establishments convey the colorful nature of this ever-changing place. You’ll get a VIP pass into Dim Mak Records’ dance/pool party, ringside seats to the uproarious Lucha VaVOOM! wrestling and burlesque show, and a plus-one on the guest list to the hippest musical off Broadway. Then meet iconic figures such as famed muralist Kent Twitchell and quirky denizens like the owner of the Velveteria museum in Chinatown. Perhaps you’ll even meet the ghost of Rudolph Valentino wandering the halls of the Hotel Alexandria. Born in 2010, En Ville Publishing explores cities in a new way, combining poetic prose, encounters with local residents, photography and numbers. The “37” series hones in on colorful neighborhoods in California and Japan. While 37 may sound like a curious, random number, it is also the temperature – in Celsius – of the human body. What fascinates us most as we explore Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Tijuana and Tokyo is the human element. Each book in the series features 37 pieces on its neighborhood’s residents, oddities, public places and local artists. Organized in a countdown from 37 to 1, each piece revolves around a single number and is accompanied by stunning photography and meaningful statistics, all presented in a unique design.