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Mike Frost graphic designer collection of Houston Hip-Hop artwork

Identifier: MS 0682
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via or call 713-348-2586.

Content Description

Examples of graphic design work done by Mike Frost for hip-hop artists in the Houston area.


  • 1999 - 2009

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Stored offsite at the Library Service Center and require 24-hour notice for retrieval. Please contact the Woodson Research Center at 713-348-2586 or for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from this material must be facilitated through the Woodson Research Center.

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,, accessed March 17, 2017)

See online video on Mike Frost's career path in graphic design, at Guest appearances are: G Dash, ESG, Slim Thug, Mike Frost, Brandon Holley.


2 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Examples of graphic design work done by Mike Frost for hip-hop artists in the Houston area.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Mike Frost, 2017.
Guide to the Mike Frost graphic designer collection of Houston Hip-Hop artwork, 1999-2009
Amanda Focke
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Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA