Forbes: Yiying Lu’s Journey Across The World To Empower Tech Startups Through Art

Venture Beat: Why the Artist behind Twitter’s Fail Whale Thinks You Should Treat Art as a Currency

Fast Company: How The Dumpling Democratized Emoji

The Sydney Morning Herald: New Emoji: A Taste of China, via Sydney, Coming Soon to a Phone near You

SBS Food: This designer couldn’t find a dumpling emoji – so she created one

Inc: 3 Design Tips on how start-ups can come up with design ideas that marry local flavor and global reach:

UTS Alumni Story: Yiying Lu from Shanghai, China & San Francisco, United States

Design Gurus Summit: Q&A with Yiying Lu, Award-winning Artist & Creative Director


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If it’s Hip, it’s Here: Gorgeous Shanghai Disney Recruitment Posters

The Atlantic: The Story of Twitter’s Fail Whale The illustration’s original title: “Lifting a Dreamer”

The Atlantic: The Westernization of Emoji

ABC 7 News Bay Area: On Your Side Reveals How You Can Create An Emoji, Get It Approved

Paul Wallbank: Seizing the Collective Insanity: Secrets of the Happy Creative

BuzzFeed: Forget The RNC, Emojis Are Getting Their Own Convention

NBC News: Introducing the Dumpling Emoji, and a More Open Emoji Nomination Process

TIME: Meet The Grassroots Organizers Campaigning For a Dumpling Emoji

Public Radio International: The Quest to Create the first Dumpling Emoji

National Post: How Emoji Get Made

China Daily: Internet Potstickers: Women seek Dumpling Emoji

China News 中国新闻网: 美国华裔筹款 饺子有望成为Emoji新表情

Mic: Meet the People Who Are Fighting for Even More Emoji Diversity

We may get an official dumpling emoji thanks to a Kickstarter campaign

Huffing Post: 10 Amazing Drawings Made On Microsoft Surface

El Diario: Dos Mujeres (y una empanadilla) Contra El Monopolio Global de los Emoticonos

Microsoft x Lost At E Minor Co-create Series: Yiying Lu’s Illustration Inspired By A Gorilla That Wanted To Tickle The Late, Great Robin Williams

Microsoft x Lost At E Minor Co-create Series: Yiying Lu’s Illustration Inspired By A Bahamas Beach Where Pigs And People Swim Together

Microsoft x Lost At E Minor Co-create Series: Yiying Lu’s Illustration Inspired By Superheroes Made Even More Superb With Hello Kitty Makeovers

Microsoft x Lost At E Minor Co-create Series: Yiying Lu’s Illustration Inspired By A Brilliant Dog-spider Prank

Grumpy Cat Rides a Wrecking Ball in Yiying Lu’s SXSW Illustration

Yiying Lu & Expedia at SXSW

MacWorld | Techhive: Twitter’s ‘fail whale’ artist follows up with ‘IPO hippo’

Social News Daily: Twitter Fail Whale, Meet Your Successful Sibling ‘IPO Hippo’

New York Times: For Creator of Twitter’s Whale, a ‘Fail’ in Name Only

Times Magazine: How Twitter Slayed the Fail Whale

Read Write Web: Twitter’s Fail Whale Is (Hopefully) Dead, Meet Success Loch Ness

Tech Radar: Forget the Fail Whale, we’re all about the nonsensical Success Loch Ness (monster)–1147766

Creative Bloq: Twitter’s Fail Whale Gets a Chilled Out Pal

Meet The ‘Success Loch Ness’, Nemesis Of The Twitter ‘Fail Whale’

Shorty Awards: 
To celebrate 5 years of Shorty Awards, Yiying Lu Presents us with a New Mascot

Laughing Squid: Shorty Awards Art by Yiying Lu Featuring Felicia Day & Shorty Whale

Visually Marketplace Designer Spotlight: Yiying Lu

Design Boom: 2012 in Review – Infographic GIF by Yiying Lu

Design Taxi: 2012 in Review – Infographic GIF by Yiying Lu

DVICE: QR Codes Add a New Element to the Periodic Table

Microsoft Tag: QR Codes Engage Kids In Science

Guy Kawasaki: Yiying Lu Periodic Table Wall Graphics w/QR Codes

Trend Hunter: Artist Yiying Lu Gives the Periodic Table a QR Code Upgrade

Laughing Squid: Celebrates 17th Anniversary

San Francisco Chronicle: Yiying Lu Makes Splash with Twitter’s ‘Fail Whale’

Microsoft Tag: Yiying Lu Creates QR Code Badges

Huffington Post: Yiying Lu’s ‘Beautiful Traps’ Shows Stunning QR Code Art (VIDEO)

Mashable: Painted QR Code Shows the Beauty Behind the Trend (VIDEO)

Engadget: QR codes get gussied up in ‘Beautiful Traps,’ become art (VIDEO)

MSN NOW: What’s Trending: Fail Whale Artist Hides QR Code Traps in Illustrations

Laughing Squid: Beautiful Traps, Carnivorous QR Code Art & Stop Motion by Yiying Lu

Trend Hunter: Digital Barcode Art Illustrations – Yiying Lu Creates Beautiful Hand-Drawn QR Codes

Visual News: Women, Carnivorous Hats And Qr Codes, Oh My!

Microsoft Tag: Yiying Lu QR Code Art

Yahoo News: Painted QR Code Shows the Beauty Behind the Trend (VIDEO)

Creativity Online: Yiying Lu: Beautiful Traps – The art of QR codes

If it’s Hip, it’s Here: Beautiful Traps: A QR Code Art Project by Australian Artist Yiying Lu

Alltop: Holy Kaw! QR codes and the beauty of carnivorous plants (VIDEO)

Royal Mail Media Centre: QR Codes Get the Artistic Treatment

BUST Magazine: Amazing QR Code Art & Stop Motion Goodness by Yiying Lu

Guy Kawasaki (G+): QR codes in Beautiful Art by +Yiying Lu of WALLS 360

GoBabu Toronto: Technology: QR Short-Code Art by Yiying Lu

BeQRious: Women, Carnivorous Plants and QR Codes: Yiying Lu Goes QR Crazy

Desktop Magazine: Project Wall: Beautiful Traps by Yiying Lu Code Press: Artist creates QR code art in “Beautiful Traps” Dress Code [French]: Les plantes carnivores de Yiying Lu

QR Code Fun: Beautiful Traps QR Code Art & Stop Motion @ Yiying Lu

Supex Magazine: Yiying Lu Digital Barcode Illustrations

Poka Yoke Design: Beautiful Traps by Artist Yiying Lu

Dooby Brain: Beautiful QR traps by Yiying Lu

AdVerve: Dare You to Scan that Watercolour Venus Flytrap Hat

The Mobile Web Design: Beautiful QR Code Paintings from Yiying Lu

Geeks and Tweaks: Painted QR Code Shows the Beauty Behind the Trend (VIDEO) Beautiful Traps: A QR Code Art Project by Australian Artist Yiying Lu

Paper Mag: Lindsay Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor + Subway’s Doritos Nachos = Eight Items Or Less

Zimbio: rrhobbs: Yiying Lu: Beautiful Traps: The art of QR codes

HaiBao 海报时尚网 [Chinese]: 在iPhone里欣赏美妙画作诞生的全部过程:“失败鲸”作者陆怡颖(Yiying Lu)最新QR码艺术插画“美丽的陷阱”及创作过程定格动画欣赏

InformaBTL [Spanish]: Códigos QR Hechos Arte

We Like We Share [French]: Beautiful Traps QR Code Art Project by Yiying Lu [Spanish]: Yiying Lu, artista incorpora códigos QR en preciosas ilustraciones Digital [Spanish]: Video: Arte que incluye códigos QR

Les Noubas D’Ici [French]: Yiying Lu: QR Code Art Project

Accroomobil.ES [French]: Le QR code dans toute sa splendeur grâce à Yiying Lu


Grizine [Turkish]: Yiying Lu’s Beautiful Traps


Austinist: Unveiled Yiying Lu’s 2012 SXSW Interactive Big Bag Design

South By South West: Sneak Peek: SXSW Interactive Big Bag by Yiying Lu


PandoDaily: Interview with Yiying Lu (Part II)

PandoDaily: Interview with Yiying Lu (Part I)

The Verge: 5 Minutes on The Verge with Yiying Lu

Ehometu (China): Yiying Lu Creative Wallpaper Campaign in Las Vegas

Trend Hunter: Yiying Lu Artistic Scannable QR Codes

Viacom.It (France): Yiying Lu Latest QR Art Projects

QR Code Fun: Custom Wall Graphics for Austrade at the Computer History Museum

Mobile Commerce Press: Yiying Lu – Blending Technology and Art

Wowelle: Yiying Lu x Twitter Fail Whale

QR Code Artist: Yiying Lu Latest QR Art Projects

T3N (Germany): Yiying Lu x Twitter Fail Whale

CaféLina: Featuring Yiying Lu QR Codes

drkot (Czech Republic): Yiying Lu x Twitter Fail Whale

Stereopoly (Germany): Yiying Lu x Twitter Fail Whale

YouTube: The PaddleDuck Song – featuring WALLS 360 Wall Graphics!

Sydney Morning Herald: Yiying Lu’s Las Vegas Marketing Campaign

Las Vegas Review Journal: Economic Development at First Friday

The Next Web: This digital artist creates an interactive underworld of augmented reality on walls

Mashable: QR Codes Used To Illustrate Fashion Icons [PICS]

Mashable: Olsen Twins & Anna Wintour Interpreted as Techie Art

Laughing Squid: QR Code Fashion Illustrations By Fail Whale Creator Yiying Lu

TrendHunter: Coded Couture Illustrations from Yiying Lu

Ubergizmo: QR codes turn Yiying Lu’s illustrations into links

PSFK: QR Codes Used to Design Portraits of Fashion Icons

PC Mag: Fashion Week’s Institute of Technology – The New Black (and White)

The Webby Awards –Honoring the BEST of the Web: QR Code Fashion Illustrations By Fail Whale Creator Yiying Lu

Complex: Downloadable Illustrations of Contemporary Fashion Icons

Microsoft TAG: Barcode Portraits and Other News

Lost At E Minor: New Illustration /QR Coded Illustrations: High Fashion Meets High Tech

Full Frontal Fashion: Making Pictures With QR Codes

Lucky Magazine: QR Code Fashion Illustrations By Fail Whale Creator Yiying Lu

Style Caster: Fashion Influencers Get Sketched, And, Um, Dov Charney

The MTV Geek News: Firefly, Adventure Time, Angry Birds, and More!

ViaComIT [English & French]: Meets Obsession QR Code Fashion Illustration by Yiying Lu

Design Taxi: Downloadable Illustrations of 10 ‘Most Intriguing’ Fashion Icons

My Modern Met: QR Code Fashion Illustrations

Guy Kawasaki: Fashion meets QR codes meets +Yiying Lu

WOWozine: Vogue’s Anna Wintour trapped inside a QR code!

WOWozine: Talented Australian Artist Yiying Lu Traps Celebrities inside QR Codes

Meets Obsession: Meets Obsession Presents the 10 Most Intriguing People in Fashion

Meets Obsession: Twitter ‘Fail Whale’ Creator Reinvents Wall Art|

Meets Obsession: Anna Wintour + Olsen Twins Exclusively Illustrated by Yiying Lu

Inspire First: QR Code Fashion Illustrations

QR Code Artist: Yiying Lu’s Qr Code Fashion Illustrations – FANTASTIC!!

2d Code: Fail Whale Creator’s Designer QR Codes

The New York Egotist: Yiying Lu Combines Forces with Tech and Art in New Project

Fashion School Daily at Academy of Art University: Yiying Lu’s Fashionable QR Codes

Andrej Pejic Page: Andrej Pejic in Yiying Lu: 10 Fashion Illustrations”

Sassy Bella: Fail Whale designer does Anna Wintour and the Olsen Twins as QR codes

Rocke Feller News: Quick Response Codes Used For Fashion Illustrations By Yiying Lu

Still The Lovely: Anna Wintour & the Olsen Twins are QR codes

Advertising is Good for You: Download Anna Wintour for Free

The Online Fashionista: Fashion Celebrities QR coded , Witty and Smart Illustrations by Yiying Lu

Desktop Magazine: Meets Obsession QR Code Fashion Illustration

Perfect Lounge: QR Code Fashion Illustration by Yiying Lu

My Fat Pocket | Her Gadgets: QR Codes to Illustrate Fashion Icons

Design Federation Australia: Yiying Lu’s Obsession

YNOT? Maricazottino: QR Coded Fashion Illustrations

Magpie Marketing Mix: Quite Revoloutionary

9metis: Fashionable Techie Artdes

KUNO dictée: QR code fashion #illustrations by Yiying Lu for culture and fashion magazine «Meets Obsession»

Mobile Commerce News: QR Codes Mark the Beginning of New Fashion Magazine

HaiBao 海报时尚网 [Chinese]: 把2011十大Fashion Icon扫描进你的iPhone里: “失败鲸”创作者陆怡颖最新作品QR码时尚偶像插画

BIOS Monthly [Traditional Chinese]: QR Code 也可以很時尚

T17 [Traditional Chinese]: 時尚 QR code 妖冶男模帶著走

IDEA*IDEA [Japanese]ツイッターの「Fail Whale」をデザインしたYiyingさんがファッション業界でコラボ中

Paran 뉴스 [Korean]: ‘흔해빠진’ QR코드…”이 정도는 돼야 눈길 끌지”

Antigorod: Your Creative Portal [Russian]: Технологии и искусство от Yiying Lu: Technology and art of Yiying Lu

Gogirl! Magazine [Malaysian]: Meets Obsession QR Code Fashion Illustration

We are Selecters [Spanish]: Meets Obsession QR Code Fashion Illustration by Yiying Lu

New Order [Portuguese]: Moda Codificada

Ubergizmo [French]: Les codes QR transforment les illustrations de Yiying Lu en liens

Fracart [French]: De magnifiques portraits intégrant le QR-Code par Yiying Lu

QR Dress Code [French]: QR Code Fashion

Thaeger [German]: High Fashion Meets New Technology

Chuk’num [Kuwaiti]: Fashion: QR Codes & Fashion Icons

Layar: Fail Whale Designer Yiying Lu Provides a First Glimpse of Layar Vision!

QR Code Press: Augmented reality is saturating the world of art with new initiative from Yiying Lu

Viacomit: Augmented Reality Artwork on Walls by Yiying Lu

SMART MOVIE MAKING: An introduction to Augmented Reality

Vimeo: Yiying Lu announces AR wall art project

Failure Magazine: Yiying Lu Interview

Augmented Reality World | 拡張現実: Yiying Lu announces AR wall art project – 壁を使用したアート WALLS360 や Layarを使用した buidAR #AR

Dynamic Business Australia: Yiying Lu Entrepreneur Profile

Creative Innovation: Interview with Yiying Lu, Co-Founder of WALLS 360

SF Weekly: Yiying Lu Featured in Exhibition Curated by Chor Boogie

ThinkGeek Blog: A Million Exploding Alderaan Thanks to Walls360…

Neatorama: Darth Vader\’s Ice Cream Truck

kids think design: Leo Lionni and Yiying Lu

ThinkGeek: Six Foot Star Trek Character Wall Graphics Star Trek Wall Graphics from WALLS 360

Neatorama: Twitter Fail Whale Wall Graphics (Japan): 著名デザイナーによる巨大な壁紙を販売「Wall360」

ThinkGeek: Three Foot Fail Whale Wall Graphics

100 Shiki (Japan): 著名デザイナーによる巨大な壁紙を販売『Wall360』

The Downtown Diaries: Damon Johnson Wall Graphics Exhibition

District L: Damon Johnson Exhibition at Gallery Bar NYC

Randomization: Play Tetris On The Wall

The City Loves You (Mexico): Yiying Lu, La Creadora del Twitter’s Fail Whale

YouTube: iTourU Time-Lapse SXSW Wall Graphics Installation

Laptop Magazine Interview: Fail Whale Creator Yiying Lu Talks Art and Improvisation

The Daily Telegraph: Artist Lu is Painting the Town in Art

MediaBistro: Exclusive: The Creator of the Fail Whale Roots for Team Coco at the #ShortyArtShow

Shorty Awards Blog: Thanks for Coming to the #ShortyArtShow!

Socially Superlative NYC: Shorty Art Show with Yiying Lu

Devin’s Heaven: Fail Whale Art Show

so(hot)right(now): Go @YiyingLu, Go!

Event: #ShortyArtShow with Yiying Lu @ GALLERY BAR NYC

Laughing Squid: Shorty Art Show With Fail Whale Creator Yiying Lu

Shorty Awards Blog: #ShortyArtShow With Fail Whale Creator Yiying Lu

Graphic Art News: Exclusive Yiying Lu Artwork for Smashing Book 2


Watch Conan Meet Twitter’s Fail Whale Artist (and WALLS 360 Co-Founder) Yiying Lu!

Smashing Book #2: Featuring Exclusive Full-Page Chapter Illustrations by Yiying Lu

San Francisco Chronicle: Twitter Fail Whale Artist Meets Conan O’Brien

All Things Digital: ‘Fail Whale’ Creator Aims to Democratize Art

ArtBusiness: Stick-Up Art by Yiying Lu at Hotel des Arts

Sydney Morning Herald: Aussie ‘Fail Whale’ Designer’s Next Big Hit…

Technologizer: Steve Wozniak + Yiying Lu at the iPad Art Show

Guy Kawasaki: Yiying Lu + Enchantment Butterfly Wall Graphics!/Alltop/status/10575798415130624

New York Observer: Fail Whale Designer To Promote Art…

Matt on Not-WordPress: @YiyingLu has a show tonight at Hotel des Arts

CNET: ‘Fail Whale’ Artist Stars in First North American Exhibition

CNET: ‘Fail Whale’ Artist Stars in First North American Exhibition – Photos

FlavorWire: The US Debut of ‘Fail Whale’ Artist Yiying Lu

Laughing Squid: Yiying Lu Interactive Wall Art Show In San Francisco

Guy Kawaski: My Yiying Lu Butterfly!

Laughing Squid: Laughing Squid 15th Anniversary Illustration by Yiying Lu

CNET: Geek Gestalt Ð Scott Beale on 15 years of Laughing Squid;title

Central Magazine Sydney: Twitter Fail Whale Artist Creates the Conan O’Brien Pale Whale

Guy Kawasaki: Conan’s Own Fail Whale by @YiyingLu

LA Times: Artist creates Twitter homage for Conan O’Brien: Meet ‘Pale Whale’…

Mashable: Twitter ‘Pale Whale’ Unveiled to Celebrate Tonight’s Premiere of ‘Conan’

CNN: Web Darling Conan Rides the ‘Pale Whale’

The Daily Telegraph: Aussie Artist’s a Heavy Twitter

Sydney Morning Herald: A Big Day for a Wail

Laughing Squid: Conan O’Brien Pale Whale by Yiying Lu

Team Coco: It’s the Conan Pale Whale!

Watch Conan Meet Twitter’s Fail Whale Artist! Video @

#ShortyArtShow: Past Shorty Winner and Fail Whale Creator Yiying Lu Displays New Art