This piece, which eventually became the Twitter ‘Fail Whale’ was originally called ‘Lifting a Dreamer’, and was a personal work – a visual greeting to my friends overseas.
It was then used during periods of downtime by the social networking service Twitter. When Twitter gets overloaded, users see the "Fail Whale" error message.
The art gives frustrated Twitterers something to smile about, also inspired creative artwork, illustrations and visual projects from the community.
Brief History of the Fail Whale:
4 months ago
awesome to see who made this :)
Nice work with cool colors great shot :D welcome to Dribbble
Thank you Kenneth and Seevi! I'm new on dribbble and will upload more projects here!
beautiful concept and illustration!
Awesome to know how it all started. Really gave us some peace :D
Truly iconic. Welcome!
You made this? Very nice indeed!
i like it ..welcome friend!!!
Very nice work :)
So cute. Nice to meet you on dribbble
Thank you all for your kind words! Great to join in Dribbble and greet you all! :)
Awesome flying whale is awesome!
Surprised to see that you just now joined, welcome!
Surprised indeed! :) Welcome welcome! :D
Oh, I've seen it thousand times!))
Very cool! Welcome aboard))
I've loved your work! Happy to see you made it to Dribbble! Welcome!
I love it! and also hate it when it appears :D
Awesome :) before I read the comment I was thinking "Wait, did someone copy the fail whale and post it? Lame..." But then, you're the real deal! I've seen this and loved it so many times, it's really great to see the creator. Welcome to Dribbble, looking forward to more of your work!
Great whale to debut.
always dug this illustration.
awesome! it always made me feel better when twitter was down :)
A lovely yet hated design.
Amazingly brilliant! Hope Twitter looked after you for creating one of the most iconic whales of all time!
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