Fail Whale Designer Yiying Lu Designs Wedding Invitation “Win Penguins”

San Francisco mobile entrepreneur Dale Larson has proposed to his girlfriend C Compiler developer Laura La Gassa. As part of the wedding invitation planning, the two of them hired Yiyung Lu to make a design. The wedding invitation features two penguins kissing each other and forming a heart with their beaks and chest. The wedding invitation is dubbed “Win Penguins,” a play off of Yiyung’s other famous drawing that appears on when they are server capacity called “Fail Whale.”

Dale was holding his iPhone in one hand and the ring in the other hand when he bent down on one knee. Laura said “Yes” over Twitter. Dale proposed to Laura at Harry McCracken and Marie Domingo’s “Tech the Halls” party.


This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

Fail Whale Designer Yiying Lu Designs Wedding Invitation “Win Penguins” Comments

  1. dalelarson says:

    Hi! Thanks for sharing our joy with the world, and it'd be great if you could correct the spelling of Laura's name (see the invite for correct spelling — no 'r').

  2. Amit Chowdhry ( says:

    Made the changes — thanks for letting me know Dale. I type way too fast for my own good.

  3. Abercrombie says:

    It's very good article. Great site with very good look and perfect information. I like it too.

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