Examples of graphic design work done by Mike Frost for hip-hop artists in the Houston area.
1999 - 2009
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Biographical / Historical
With over 15 years experience as both a Graphic Designer and Photographer, Mike Frost has defined the image and branding of rap/hip-hop albums in Texas an arguably the South. He started out designing event fliers in the Punk and electronic music communities of Houston in the mid 90s. Shortly after learning one of the first releases of Adobe’s Photoshop, many of his friends started pursuing their music careers. Most notable were; Mike Jones, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Devin the Dude, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, and Trae. With Mike, Cham, and Paul certifying platinum and Cham’s Grammy, Frost’s position as the go to man for graphic design, web development, and photography was solidified. He is currently Creative Director for Swisha House and his own boutique creative agency, SLFEMP. He created SLFEMP as a means to bring multifaceted and talented artists together to collaborate on album packaging, press, commercial, web development, and fine-art projects. His most recent Credits include: Slim Thug The Boss of all Bosses, Paul Wall The Fast Life, and photography and design for Microsoft’s Zune advertisements featuring Common.
(excerpted from SLFEMP "About" page Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pg/SLFEMP713/about/, accessed March 17, 2017)
See online video on Mike Frost's career path in graphic design, at https://youtu.be/dL1urXoHvvU. Guest appearances are: G Dash, ESG, Slim Thug, Mike Frost, Brandon Holley.
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University 6100 Main St.
Mike Frost graphic designer collection of Houston Hip-Hop artwork, 1999-2009, MS 682, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/1096 Accessed January 30, 2023.