Blog

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

puzzled

While many jigsaw junkies enjoy making order out of chaos, Vancouver-based artist Tim Klein breaks the rules by playing the game his own creative way.

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nomadic, modular structure

UK-based artist and designer Hannah Waldron, has steadily been expanding her textiles practice through a multifaceted career involving exhibitions, research projects, teaching and design collaborations.

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crystal clear

Carly Waito’s paintings are so crystal clear you have to take a second (or third) look to make sure they are not photos. They’re all

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logos from memory

Signs.com asked dozens of Americans to draw the logos of well-known companies from memory, including Domino’s, Apple, Adidas, and Starbucks. As you can see, there

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elephas anthropogenus

For his Elephas Anthropogenus project, Uli Westphal collected European illustrations of elephants dating from the fall of Rome to the end of the Renaissance, a period

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people matching artwork

People Matching Artwork Photographer Stefan Draschan visits museums around Europe to see not just the artwork but the people observing the artwork. In his series

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Beth Moon - HEART OF THE DRAGON

ancient trees

Decorating the holiday tree here at the Foerstel office got us thinking about trees. Trees hold a special place in our lives, in our hearts and

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perfectly plump shapes

Seoul-based illustrator Daye Kim’s main motivation for being an illustrator is the fact it allows her to do “cool things for a living”. Her work

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pantone food

Lucia Litman certainly grew up, but that didn’t stop her playing with her food. The digital marketer, occasional photographer and food stylist loves to match

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floating sketches

Cambodian artist Visoth Kakvei masterfully brings together symbolism and style, and no sketchbook has enough pages for his creativity. The 27-year-old graphic designer usually draws

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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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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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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.