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  • An overscale pixelated green graphic on the floor peels up into a curvy structure reminiscent of a hill at Fetta Panini Bar ...
  • ... at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Photos: fixture supplier Eventscape
  • This Fran's Chocolates store in Seattle features a portrait of the founder's granddaughter created from chocolates, giving it a pixelated appearance.
  • This 3D wall treatment at Crocs in NYC's Herald Square is made of 2,579 of the brand's baby clog right shoes in 12 colors, providing a local landmark reference. Photo: Ken Goodman
  • Over 200 tiles of repurposed footwear fabrics form the shape of the SOREL bear logo on the wall of this NYC popup for the boot brand. Photo: Stan Evans
  • Screws comprise a pixelated likeness of founder Hamilton Carhartt at this store in Greenwood, Ind. Photo: Charlie Mayer Photography
  • Discontinued pennies give an almost pixelated appearance on the floor of Tavolo restaurant in Ontario's South Oakville Mall. Design: Jump Branding & Design
  • This vegetated wall uses plant hues to create a pixelated design in American Express Centurion Lounge in the San Francisco International Airport. Design: Big Red Rooster
  • The swatch wall at Design Within Reach stores, showcasing fabric and color options for furniture collections, is reminiscent of bands of color pixels.
  • Windows displays at an Armani Exchange in NYC feature a background resembling a pixelated image.
  • Shades of blue paint on the end of natural wood pieces created the effect.
  • The facade of Bloomingdale's at L.A.'s Glendale Galleria evokes a digital scene transition, prepping shoppers for the mind shift from traffic congestion to relaxed shopping. Photo: Mark A. Steele Photography
  • Floor and bar cladding tiles suggest pixels at Apropos in Toronto's Pearson International Airport. Photo: Eventscape
  • Pixelation can be suggested by flooring like this one at Neiman Marcus in Bal Harbour, Fla.
  • Displaying a scale model of the building, this display table in Toronto's Massey Tower condo sales center features a pixilated profile while evoking the carved silhouette of period furniture design. Photo: Ben Rahn / A-Frame

Designers are translating consumers’ obsession with digital imagery into playful objects in retail. Visuals, materials, and structures reference pixelated images with grids of single-colored squares or shapes that intentionally blur edges in a blocky way, sprinkling a dusting of pixelation throughout the retail scene. Familiar to shoppers whose eyes are often glued to screens, the treatment may be deemed this age’s version of impressionism.