What's the point of being a designer if you can't have a bit of self-indulgent fun along the way?!
Mid-way though 2018 John and his two teenage sons travelled to the US for collection of a 1956 Chevrolet that had been found and purchased some months earlier. Once delivered to Seattle, the trio drove the car (slowly!) over 2000 miles to the Long Beach docks just south of Los Angeles.
The t-shirts, containing visual cues relating to the car and the journey, were worn as a novelty during the trip and given as gifts to car people met along the way.
Larsen+Mann is a Sydney-based interior design consultancy specialising in concept, documentation and management of bespoke residential and commercial environment projects for a broad range of individual and corporate clients. The new branding concept for business launch has been applied to a simple set of stationery items and a one-page website.
If abstraction is a key driver in graphic design, then the hero of this endeavour in the field of fine art could rightfully be said to be Brett Whiteley. And as do many graphic designers, he owned themes that enjoyed repetition and reinterpretation over time. Among them was the humble match. Sadly, his burned too soon. (And from the opposite end.)
John Frostell and James Gallagher have been long-term collaborators on projects involving clients in Japan. When their last association in designer/client roles concluded in 2008 the pair formed a partnership to enable continuation of their business interests in this space. The Gallagher Frostell logotype represented strategic and creative aspects of the association and played on the north/south hemisphere locations of their respective offices.
For many years, proof of existence in the graphic design industry has been the design and production of specialist wine labels for end-of-year gifts. Now mostly gone, possibly into the same realm as the Friday lunch, they were a creative and hospitable way to recognise the collaborative work of clients, suppliers and, indeed, other designers.
John Frostell's Scottish heritage is explored with the use of his grandfather Robert Grant’s Black Watch tartan.