some new stuff I’m working on, I get tons of anonymous messages like this every day and while this isn’t unique to women, the content of the messages and the frequency in which I get them are definitely related to my gender. I almost exclusively get them after I post selfies. The authority people feel they have to share their opinion on my appearance is something myself and many other girls online deal with daily.
Rar Rar Press is the perfect mix of sweet and snark, and Rebecca Ann Rakstad is able to sum it all up tidily on postcards and buttons.
I’ve always loved looking at the postcards she has for sale at Permanent Records on Chicago Ave., and picked up two for myself at Pitchfork on Saturday. Sure, I could tell my boyfriend I dig him pretty hard, but I thought why not really hammer the message home with Rar Rar’s “I love you, you big dummy” print?
It’s impossible to pick which one you like best, so just go to her etsy store and buy five for you and more for friends. Letterpress postcards are sweeter than a tweet at those you love..
Get more info on Rar Rar Press events and whatnot at the Rar Rar blog, check out her booth in the Coterie section under the CHIRP tent at Pitchfork, and don’t forget to like Rar Rar on facebook.
The first livery of this little project is the 1986 Benetton B186. It was one of Formula One’s craziest machines, and the first ever Benetton. It won one race, scored three fastest laps and took two pole positions in the hands of Gerhard Berger and Teo Fabi. In fact, until Pirelli’s 2011 return, it was the only ever Pirelli Formula One victory.
It’s prime weapon was it’s 1.5 litre turbo BMW engine, quoted at over 1400BHP in qualifying trim.
However, the reason it makes it onto the blog is the awesome paint scheme. Gloriously ’80s and a riot of colour (check out the multi coloured tyres from the USA East GP), it would be a joy to photograph and see on TV, two of the three key components of a good livery. The third is presenting the sponsor’s brand, and there are very few ways Benetton could have done that better.