This gorgeous little illustration was used an email newsletter from Apple Japan, advertising a one-day only New Year's Day sale. It doesn't seem to be on their site anymore, but I love it so much that I've preserved it here.
I wonder how much time it took to create this, which is essentially a one-time throwaway graphic. The imagery is very Japanese culture specific, so they can't really use it anyplace else other than in Japan, and it's very 2011-specific (with the rabbit image, since 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit/Hare/Bunny).
This kind of attention to little details is one thing that makes visually oriented Apple fans, whether they are new converts or 20+ year veterans like me, happy.
Happy New Year!