It started with a simple greeting from an office window.
And soon it exploded into a full-on war.
Office workers from Havas Worldwide, Horizon Media, Cake Group, Biolumina and Harrison, Star, and Getty Images took to their Canal Street windows to create one of the most epic and colorful battles of all time. In the weeks that followed, windows came to life with cartoon favorites like Pokémon.
— Havas (@havas) May 23, 2016
And Tina from Bob’s Burgers.
— Deirdre Leahy (@DeiLeahy) May 24, 2016
Even classic favorites like the Pink Panther and R2D2 joined the fun.
— Matthew Laffer (@matthewlaffer) May 22, 2016
But no one could have predicted the final epic move from Havas Worldwide. With one glorious mic drop, Havas delivered a strike that seemed totally unbeatable.
One happy commenter happened to be redditor craftBK, a supervisor in Havas’s building. According to craftBK, the awe-inspiring stunt wasn’t that tricky to pull off. As they explained:
“Some graphic designers rendered the building and laid out exactly how the hand + mic should be placed in each pane of each window. From there it was pretty easy. A bunch of people stayed late on Monday, got a ton of beer and pizza and went floor by floor executing.”
Apparently, craftBK also went above and beyond, running up and down the stairs of the Canal Street offices to share a series of photos from the Havas side of things.
There’s also a brilliant time lapse of the mic drop coming to life.
On Twitter, other office workers shared their views with the hashtag #canalnotes.
— motylenski (@motylenski) May 24, 2016
— David Barton (@barton_david) May 21, 2016
And then, just when we thought the saga had ended, New York magazine and Getty Images entered the fray with the only possible thing that could top a mic drop.
— Tomoko Nagano (@tnagano411) May 30, 2016
So who really won this battle? If a mic has been dropped, can a fat lady still sing? It’s hard to say. But according to some fresh intel at Horizon Media, this war ain’t over yet.
— Molly Sugarman (@mosugs) June 1, 2016
Photo via FUNKYDISCO/reddit
Update 3:48pm CT, July 22: In an earlier version of this article, the Fat Lady Post-it display was incorrectly attributed to Horizon. In fact, as the Instagram photo shows, it was the work of New York magazine and Getty Images. The Daily Dot regrets the error.