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

In these images, blocks of color replace the billboards in order to give a different perspective of the space occupied by these ads. Chicago-born, Paris-based photographer Kaitlin Rebesco explores the omnipresence of billboard advertising in her Color Block series, in which she replaces ad spaces in NYC streetscape photos with

When we think of the visual arts, it is usually a painting or a work of sculpture. But in the 1960s, a group of southern California artists broke out of the traditional framework of art expression to create a new movement in contemporary art. Artists like Robert Irwin, Doug Wheeler

When isn’t art good for breakfast? Oslo-based artist Ida Skivenes makes all types of food art out using a piece of toast on a kitchen plate as her canvas. The other week, she found herself stuck in front of a computer rather than freestyling in the kitchen, and so she

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni Pin drawing pens, and his innate gift

Designed by Wrocław-based artist and designer Pawel Piotrowski, the Sandwich Book is exactly what you think it is, an entire book made from pages that resemble the typical ingredients for a common sandwich. Aaaaand now we’re hungry. [via Colossal]

expressionism Pictured: Edvard Munch – The Scream. A modernist movement originating in Germany, Expressionism sought to convey meaning or emotional experience rather than physical reality. A typical trait of Expressionism is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect and to evoke moods

Famous Eyeglasses is a minimalist personal project by Italian designer Federico Mauro. It represents a compilation of the glasses as worn by well-known celebrities, historical figures and fictional characters. According to the artist’s website: “This is a personal project, just for fun. These images have been randomly selected via Internet

The grouping of similar objects can be an exhilarating experience for visual people. In fact, a common characteristic of any connoisseurship is the comparing and contrasting of similar objects. As children, many of us collected coins, stamps, and a variety of many other things. Today, collecting a group of similar

If you’ve visited any art or design blog over the last few years you’ve almost certainly run into the artwork of Anastassia Elias who made waves in 2009/2010 with her wonderful back-lit paper dioramas inside of toilet paper tubes. Today she announced a new book titled Rouleaux containing photos of

Really digging this subtractive art urban art style by Pejac. You can see much more of this piece as well as an archive of earlier works on his website. According to the Spanish artist, he likes “intervening spaces in a way to make them themselves.” [via street art utopia]

Creative types are always exploring the boundaries of artistic expression, but in the case of one Japanese artist, his methods are a little unconventional even for the art world. 73-year-old Tatsuo Horiuchi uses a piece of Microsoft software to make amazing artwork, but it isn’t even paint. It’s Microsoft Excel.

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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.