Yiying Lu Combines Forces with Tech and Art in New Project
Artist Yiying Lu designed the whale that appears whenever Twitter experiences a crash. You know, the adorable yet saddening one, carried by a flock of birds? It’s nicknamed the “Fail Whale,” yet (reasonably) Lu prefers the original title, “Lifting a Dreamer.”
Now, she’s connecting art and tech again with illustrations for a “10 Most Intriguing in Fashion” feature in Meets Obsession magazine. Lu has added online depth to each drawing by incorporating QR codes that will lead to her website. From there, scanners can download free digital artwork to their iPhones and iPads.
She may be in charge of depicting influential people, but Lu is an influence herself. Her art is not destroyed by technology. Instead, it is enhanced and revolutionized. She may have designed a work now equated with site failure, but her elegant melding of two worlds is a likely fast track to success.
See the preview illustrations of the Olsen twins and Anna Wintour below: