My work is in a state of flux, too!
Via Austin Kleon
I stumbled on this sketch while noodling around looking at bike pictures (of course). Nice to discover the notebooks and art of Will Freeborn on flickr. Love discoveries like this.
And the quote is pretty awesome too.
Time for a little photo break. I saw these 1960s era condoms at an antique fair in DUMBO. I liked the juxtaposition of the pearls, plus the little note on the tag
*Probably not for use today.
We hold these truths to be self evident – Paper beats rock, Road Runner beats Wylie Coyote, and a whale being lifted by lil’ tweety birds beats anger and frustration. Actually, the last one takes the edge off, but doesn’t really beat it. In fact, it has come to make it worse, but I digress.
Anyone who has every dabbled in the fine art of living life 140 characters at a time is familiar with the Fail Whale. It pops up on Twitter when the service is grinding to a halt i.e. down, or overloaded with the brain dumps of General Tso-eating runners. Anyway, let’s put our frustrations aside as to what it symbolizes and think for a moment about the artist behind the whale. There’s a nice mini-interview over at Drawn with the artist, Yiying Lu
2) Are you surprised by all the attention the ‘Fail Whale’ is receiving?
Actually, both Yes and No:
“Yes” because it was surprising how perfect my whale illustration fits twitter’s brand, and even more perfectly how the whale and the birds fit their “over capacity, too many tweets” usage – the huge whale being carried by the little birdies. Once it was in use, I guess it was not surprising that people would fall in love with the whale – he is really cute. That little image has been the most effective piece of damage control that company could have hoped for: turning a service interruption into a loveable thing! I am surprised how Biz Stone managed to find the image on iStockphoto among 3 million other images, but then that is how the universe works.
“No” because I’m confident with my artwork, as they are made from heart so it wasn’t surprising to see they bring the attention.
It’s a remote controlled vandal giraffe!
Four days to make this. Four days! Great piece of food art.
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