Goodbye Rien de Rien


I have stopped updating this blog, but I am still on tumblr, and I have found that it's easier if I stick to just updating that. Eventually I will delete this blogspot account.

But please follow me at rachellevit.tumblr.com or on twitter: @rachlev or on instagram: @rachellevit, or forget about me forever :)




This past September in the state of Guerrero, 43 students from the rural college of Ayotzinapa were abducted, tortured and brutally murdered in the hands of a local drug cartel. They still haven’t found the remains. The command was given by the mayor of Iguala: this was a state crime. This event has consequently produced a wave of protests globally. We are tired of living in a country where a life is worth nothing. As Mexicans we have all been affected directly or indirectly by violence and corruption; this was not an isolated event this is just the tipping point.
Ayotzinapa somos todos.
To here are some links to read more on this:




Today’s Op-Ed in the New York Times, a very heavy subject: Fighting Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt. thanks A.D: Matt Dorfman


Wasting time on the internet is the new surrealism

Wasting Time on the Internet

Here is a piece I did for the New Yorker website. Kenneth Goldsmith explains why he is teaching a class on wasting time on the internet. thanks AD: Deanna Donegan.


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Here is my contribution to this amazing book “The Who, The What and The When" published by Chronicle and created by Julia Rothman, Jenny Volvovski and Matt Lamothe. The book pays homage to the sidekicks of people that shaped history. I got to draw the portrait of Marjorie Guthrie, wife of Woody Guthrie.



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These are close ups from an NYU Italian textbook I illustrated. This has been the largest project I have worked on (I did around 300 spot illustrations). I am very familiar with foreign language textbooks, and it was nice to be able to contribute to that world.

NYT Letters: Freezing Your Eggs

Here is an illustration for the NYT Letters Section that ran last Friday. AD: Nathan Huang


The shop is open!

Hi! I finally re-opened my SHOP and added a couple of new items. If there is an image that you want on a print but is not listed, just ask!


NYT Woman's Heart Disease


A piece for the NYT Sunday Review: “The Woman’s Heart Attack" written by Martha Weinman Lear.