Frost* design have announced the arrival of their latest
collection of t-shirts. The new tees are a collaboration with Frost* and
photographer Giles Revell. We grabbed a moment with Vince Frost (who’s
currently in Japan) to talk a little about the new collection.
How did your collaboration with Giles Revell come about?
Giles and I have been friends for twenty years. He was a
photographic assistant to a guy called Steve Rees who I worked with on many
still life photography projects. Both Giles and myself were in our mid-twenties
and passionate about ideas and image-making both graphically and
Can you tell us a little about Revell’s photography?
Giles’ work is amazing. He is a massive thinker, won’t let
anything be average and has a relentless passion for discovery and research.
His photography is breathtaking and he manages to make images that have taken
years of painstaking effort to create look graceful and effortless.
There appears to be a limited colour palette, why’s this?
Simplicity is the key
Can you tell us a little about your previous collections?
There have been many and are all very different. There is a
motorcycle theme one which I started 20+ years ago in art college called ‘dad
road a tiger’ this was reproduced form some very cool images of my dad riding a
Triumph Tiger motorcycle on the streets of Brighton England in the early 60’s.
This has become a popular series with the discovery of new
vintage images and creating imagery through using a greasy bike chain as
illustration. The beauty of creating t-shirts is there is an endless amount of
stimulus to create new and unique designs.
I love typography and word games and these often feature in
our t-shirt designs.
Some of these tees have an almost macabre quality to them,
would you agree?
Perhaps you are referring to the baby scan. Not sure if I
agree as many people find it funny. I was walking through a busy street in
Tokyo this morning and had a swarm of kids come up to me giggling and asking me
where I got it from.
The same thing happened in Cape Town last week, as I think the
black and white version from a previous series looks almost like an abstracted
zebra print. The biggest compliment for me is when someone stops you and asks
you where you got your t-shirt from.
How do Frost*s different disciplines inform each other? For
instance, is your fashion influenced by your signage design?
I see it as one creative studio that the many experiences
within the many disciplines influence everything. Also working with other
external creatives on collaborations such as Giles’s creates opportunities.
You can pick up the new collection from the following
If you’d like to own your own slice of the Series
4 collection, simply send us an email telling us where you’d go in your new
Frost* tee. The 5 most creative responses will win a Frost* t-shirt design (male or female, in your size).