This is my entry for the Fail Whale Pale Ale contest. I figure, since the original Fail Whale is so clean, bright, simple and happy, I'd make mine dark, grubby, convoluted and mean and ended up with this sort of graffiti scrimshaw feel, which I find fairly pleasing.


This image tiles seamlessly, so it'd look good wrapped around a bottle. There is a lot of detail so look bigger.


The barcode says "twitter".

  • Christopher Paquette 7y

    this is great.....good luck!
  • middleclasstool 7y

    You, sir, should brew this beer and send it to me. Or put it on a t-shirt, so I can confuse my friends.
  • katherine strickland 7y

    this looks great!
  • John Gusky 7y

    awesome! i'd buy a bottle or two based just on the label!
  • Jeffrey 7y

    man, that is awesome... if it doesn't win (which it totally should) you should make it into a tshirt design!
  • Ambrosia Voyeur 7y

    I drink it up!
  • Dylan Wilbanks 7y

    It's every reason why the Fail Whale makes me want to drink IPA.
  • sheeshoo 7y

    I adore this.
  • SuzReezy 7y

    Love it! I'd drink that. Good luck!
  • Josh Millard 7y

    As Metafilter's head as-of-right-now-self-styled Moderator of Beer Issues, I'm extending you an official comment of approval.
  • chris stangland 7y

    It's an honor, sir!
  • rtha 7y

    I'm Metafilter's Other head as-of-right-now Beer Mod (I work when cortex is asleep), and I award this design 4 zillion favorites.
  • psq 7y

    this is nice
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