Do you know about the Twitter “fail whale?” Of course you do – it’s the iconic image that displays whenever the microblogging social network takes a nose dive. What many do not know, however, is that the so-called “Fail Whale” wasn’t a creation from Twitter itself to decorate their startup’s “uh-oh” page, but actually the work of an unknown artist, Yiying Lu, whose image was posted for use at a stock photo site. Of course, Lu isn’t all that unknown anymore, as her fail whale was soon embraced by the community and turned into a social object.
And now that object can decorate your computer or even your walls, thanks to new Twitter art from Lu herself.
The “fail whale” is just one of many new wall graphics now available at LTLprints.com. There are also images of an owl, an elephant, trees and even a very Twitter-like bird, among others, all of which are offered in sizes that range from laptop-sized to wall-to-ceiling prints up to 7-feet tall. (What better way for a blogger to decorate their home office, we ask?)
Prices start at $14.95 for the laptop-sized graphics and go up to $149.95 for the giant wall art.
In a recent interview with the artist on the LTLprints blog, it’s mentioned that Shanghai-born Lu has also done creative work for Anna Sui New York, Maybelline, GettyImages, Glam Media, JWT, the Surfrider Foundation, the University of Technology Sydney, McCann World Group and LTLPrints itself. However, for many of us tech geeks, none is more memorable than that of the Fail Whale.