“Apple today announced that its new Passeig de Gràcia retail store in Barcelona, Spain will officially open this Saturday, July 28 at 10:00 AM,” Eric Slivka reports for MacRumors.
“The store has gained some notice for Apple’s use of mosaics in the store’s logo and construction barriers honoring the style of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, with the mosaics being made up of pieces of icons from Apple’s iOS apps,” Slivka reports.
Check out Apple’s mosaics artwork in the full article here.
Garry Allen reports for ifoAppleStore, “Apple has erected plastic coverings over several other significant stores prior to their grand opening, starting with all-black plastic wrapping the Fifth Avenue (NYC) glass cube. Green plastic covered the entire glass storefront of the Boylston Street (Boston) store in honor of the ‘Green Monster’ outfield wall at the Boston Red Sox’ Fenway Park. The George Street (Sydney) store was covered with a Bondi blue-and-white ‘wave’ design.”
Allen reports, “In this case, the mosaic wrapping is a series of three walls, lit by electric lights at night, that is an authentic mosaic made of individual pieces of an unknown material. Based on the size of the artwork, it tooks months to design and create. Shipping the mosaic sections from Los Angeles seems to have been an expensive and exacting task.”
Read more and see many more photos in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]