Who illustrated Twitter’s whale and robot?
June 19, 2008 12:45 PM   Subscribe

I am looking for the name of the artist who created the “over capacity whale” and “technically wrong robot” illustrations for Twitter. Any information or pointers would be amazingly helpful.
posted by grant to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Have you tried asking Twitter for this information?
posted by grouse at 12:56 PM on June 19, 2008

It's from here, I'm sorry to say.
posted by oneirodynia at 2:18 PM on June 19, 2008 [1 favorite]

Wendell has a great image parodying the whale, if you haven't seen it yet. It's possible he knows?
posted by misha at 2:19 PM on June 19, 2008

Ape Lad haz a pairodee as well
posted by blakewest at 2:37 PM on June 19, 2008

Yiying Lu.
posted by yeti at 2:48 PM on June 19, 2008

Thanks everyone. I had a feeling that the whale was stock. Thanks for Yiying’s link. Still not sure who created the robot though, as it doesn’t look like her work.
posted by grant at 3:59 PM on June 19, 2008

They get all their stuff from iStock. The robot is here.
posted by oneirodynia at 4:18 PM on June 19, 2008

In case it's not obvious, his name is Simon Oxley.
posted by oneirodynia at 4:20 PM on June 19, 2008

Brilliant. I trundled about on iStock for a bit, but couldn’t find it. I guess I didn’t dig deep enough. Much appreciated.
posted by grant at 4:22 PM on June 19, 2008

Shame those artists don't get paid per impression.
posted by toomuchpete at 6:00 PM on June 19, 2008 [2 favorites]

I have the urge to brew a Fail Whale Pale Ale now. Overloaded with hops!
posted by likesuchasand at 6:30 AM on June 20, 2008

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