This story is inspired by real events that happened at our office during winter. Dedicated to our dear friend, Fly.
In Summer 2018 we launched and managed an artist collaboration called Maneki-neco. Misha Petrick, the founder of the studio, came up with a neon cat design.
Being huge fans of feasible artifacts, we decided to order a real neon sign with that design.
Every day the sign has delighted our eye, greeted and farewelled our guests, colored the room into nice pink-blue colors.
But one day something happened.
We noticed some kind of burnt odor which led us directly to the sign. A part of the neon cat was not working anymore, while the sign itself emitted an unpleasant odor.
When we looked closely we saw that something had gotten stuck between neon tubes and therefore caused the power failure. That something was a fly - little and barely visible dweller of our office. Floating freely in a spacious studio, it initiated a too-close encounter with the neon cat.
We decided to honor the memory of the flying creature by making a short cartoon about its daily life in the office and the tragedy, that happened from the pure love for our beatiful sign.