French photographer and artist famous for inventing daguerreotypy for photography. Daguerreotype process was a photographic process popular for close to 20 years. Daguerre is recognised as one of the fathers of photography.
The Fail Whale, Twitter's error message, was designed by Yiying Lu of Sydney, Australia. She had originally designed it for a birthday card. Later, the illustration was put on iStockPhoto, from where it was picked up by the microblogging web site. Fail Whale has 8 small orange birds lifting a Beluga whale on a net. Image Source: yiyinglu.com [more...]