In one of the coolest advertising stunts we've seen in a while, advertising agency WHYBIN/TBWA designed these 18 national flags from food in an effort to promote the Sydney International Food Festival.
And it's not just any food: Each flag is made of food that's representative of that country. Italy gets basil, pasta and tomatoes to create the green, white and red vertical stripes; Japan gets sashimi on a white plate; France gets blue cheese, brie and grapes; etc.
Big thanks to Twisted Sifter for introducing us to this awesome photography.
Would you have used different foods for certain flags? Tell us in the comments!
Basil, pasta, tomatoes
Banana leaf, limes, pineapple, passion fruit
Curries, rice, pappadum wafer
Tuna and rice
Kalamata olives and feta cheese
Lavash, fatuous, herb sprig
Rambutan, lychee, starfruit
Meat pie, sauce
Kimbap and sauces
Scone, cream, jams
Blue cheese, brie, grapes
Pittaya/dragon fruit and star fruit
Hot dogs, ketchup and mustard
Spicy curries and rice (Sambal)
Turkish Delight (Lokum)
Chorizo and rice
Sweet chili sauce, shredded coconut, blue swimmer crab
Charcuteries and emmental
Client: Sydney International Food Festival
Advertising Agency: WHYBIN/TBWA, Sydney, Australia
Executive Creative Director: Garry Horner
Creative Director: Matt Kemsley
Art Director: Miles Jeffreys
Copywriter: Tammy Keegan
Photographer: Natalie Boog
Retoucher: Nick Mueller
Food Stylist: Trish Heagerty