When you think of French food, smelly cheese and grapes are probably the first things that come to mind. As is pasta at the mention of Italian cuisine, or curry when asked about Indian gastronomy.
So it’s not hard to see why these commonly associated foods have been plated up alongside others to recreate some of the world’s national flags in a collection of photographs. Australian advertising agency WHYBIN/TBWA created a creative campaign for the Sydney International Food Festival using flags made out of food representing native cuisine for each of the countries.
Italy – Basil, pasta, and tomatoes
Australia – meat pie and sauce
Brazil – banana leaf, limes, pineapple and passion fruit
China – pittaya/dragon fruit and star fruit
France- Blue cheese, brie and grapes
Greece – Kalamata olives and feta cheese
India – curries, rice, and pappadum wafer
Indonesia – spicy curries and rice (Sambal)
Japan – tuna and rice
Lebanon – lavash, fattoush and herb sprig
South Korea – Kimbap and sauces
Spain – chorizo and rice
Switzerland – charcuteries and emmental
Thailand – sweet chilli sauce, shredded coconut and blue swimmer crab
Turkey – Turkish Delights (Lokum)
United Kingdom – scone, cream and jams
United States of America – hot dogs, ketchup, and mustard or cheese
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.