I was skimming through the website of Yiying Lu The person who designed the Fail Whale and noticed that she’d done the design for the label of ASDA’s own brand California wine…
I can only find the “California Fruity White Wine” on ASDA’s website but that doesn’t mean they don’t have the others in store.
Hows that for a nice bit of social networking trivia?
Update: I’ve also found the Rose, Zinfandel and Juicy Red on ASDA’s website.
The “Fail Whale” is a fairly iconic image that anyone who’s used twitter has probably seen at some point, unless you never use the web interface or have been really lucky. This cake was created by Mariana Pugliese a cake designer from Buenos Aires.
Interestingly the Fail Whale was designed by a Chinese illustrator Yiying Lu and was originally an elephant:
You can learn more about how this iconic image came about by watching the following interview with her:
Cake via Gadget Sin