Apple Builds iOS Mosaic for Barcelona Store Opening

Safari Mosaic

Commemorating the launch of its latest store in Barcelona, Apple has erected a mosaic around the exterior of the store. Solely comprised of deconstructed iOS apps, the mosaic is certainly an interesting sight to behold.

Beyond the compelling visual appeal, the mosaic serves as a resounding reminder of the importance of the “little things.” Rather than surrounding the store with a typical wooden wall to disguise the construction, Apple has built an aesthetically interesting piece of artwork. While this certainly serves the immediate surroundings in a complementary manner, it also embodies a shrewd element of marketing for the opening of the new store.

For as long as Apple continues to behave in such a fashion, its competition will proceed to only grasp at gaining competitive mindshare in the technological marketplace. Regardless of how compelling competing hardware and software might be, Apple is characterized by a distinct sense of unification and seamlessness across all elements of the company. As such, for even the most insignificant of touches, the company delivers in a truly unique, novel, and affable manner.

A full gallery of images can be found at iPordelante.

Limited Edition Dark Knight Rises Mondo Poster

Olly Moss

Germain Lussier:

Everyone complains that Mondo posters sell out too fast. People believe they’re a hipster, elite company that only makes art for super fans. Saturday night at San Diego Comic-Con 2012, Mondo is making sure that won’t ever be said again. Olly Moss – one of the most popular artists going today – has done an awesome poster for Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises and Mondo is giving every person in the world (literally) a chance to get one. From 12:01 a.m. CST Wednesday July 18 until 11:59 p.m. CST, if you go on Mondo’s site and order a poster, you’ll get it. Done. Mondo will print as many posters as are ordered in 24 hours.

Considering the typical clamor for Mondo’s highly-stylized artwork, July 18 marks an unparalleled opportunity to get ahold of some cinematic history.

The limited edition poster will be available from Mondo on July 18 from 12:01 CST onward.