Blog

Enjoy a collection of musings, deep thoughts and good times from our crew here at Foerstel.

playing with reality

Texas-born photographer Damien Maloney describes his style as “somewhere between recording what is in front of me and playing with things to see if I

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may in motion

Our annual tradition of May in Motion is now upon us! It is time we reimagined our daily commutes and consider giving biking, carpooling, skateboarding, walking and mass

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miniature wonderlands

UK-based artist Jenny Ayrton captures miniature wonderlands in molten glass. She encases delicate metal drawings within blocks of glass using a sand-casting technique. The unpredictable flow

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woodn't you believe it?

On view at 303 Gallery in New York, artist Matt Johnson presents 4 cardboard boxes, 5 rolls of painters tape, 2 broken styrofoam chunks, and

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futuristic retro illustrations

Colombian illustrator Stefhany Lozano describes her work as “figurative paintings” inspired by memories from her childhood, family, people she’s met and places she’s been. “I

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library of colors

Today, every color imaginable is at your fingertips. You can peruse paint swatches at hardware stores, flip through Pantone books, and fuss with the color

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tape art

Amsterdam-based artist Max Zorn uses packaging tape like no one else – instead of using it for packaging or fixing stuff, Max creates stunning tape

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costumes for designers

It’s getting close to the end of the year — you’re designing for deadlines and finalizing freelance projects….you’ve been so wrapped up in work that you

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history in motion

Ernest Hemingway having a drink, astronaut John Glenn in his Mercury spacesuit, even the US Constitution are among the GIF glimpses of American history released

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the face behind the logo

As company logos featuring people and animals go, it’s easy to ignore them as just another big corporate image. But here’s the fascinating faces behind

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faded gold

Born in 1965, artist Ikenaga Yasunari’s serene and soothing portraits of modern women evoke a dreamy nostalgia through their faded golden hues and elegant floating

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a fictional, hollow world

Mikkel Johnsen balances a fine line between landscape and architectural photography, shooting images of the built environment. With no occupants in the frame, these industrial

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mexico surreal

In his series Mexico Surreal, Quebec photographer Benoit Paillé experiments with just colored gels and flash to produce the most eclectic documentation of the country

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sprouting

In his latest series of illustrations, Alfred Basha depicts a series of images where animals merge with the natural world: trees sprout into the silhouettes

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songs to fuel creativity

Cheerful songs can actually make you healthier, both mentally and physically. So here are 100 songs that could help get you in the groove, and keep

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a tiny dish

Artist Kimberly Burke crafts these miniature meals that look so lifelike you’d be forgiven for thinking they were made of real food! She explains: “I love miniatures

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Tom Foerstel : Founder & President

Tom Foerstel

Founder & President

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.

 

He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.

 

An integral part of Tom’s philosophy is giving back to the community in which he lives — a company cornerstone that drives Foerstel’s long history of providing pro-bono services to local non-profit humanitarian and arts programs.

 

One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.