Christophe Szpajdel

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Christophe Szpajdel is a Belgian illustrator and calligraphist, principally known for designing band logos. He was born on September 29th 1970 in Gembloux, Namur, Belgium, but grew up in Louvain-la-Neuve, Walloon Brabant, Belgium. His parents are of Polish origin but immigrated to Belgium before he was born. Since 2006, he has been residing in Exeter, Devon, England. Szpajdel's most prolific logos include ones designed for Disgrace (3) in 1990, Emperor (2) in early 1993, and most recently Foo Fighters and Rihanna.

Since designing his first band logo for Belgian death metal band Morbid Death (3) in 1988, he has today drawn over 10,000 logos, mainly within the black metal, death metal and dark ambient music scenes. The significant amount of work that Szpajdel has done in the industry has lead him to be nicknamed the "Lord of the Logos". This sobriquet was reinforced when he authored a book of the same name, "Lord of the Logos: Designing the Metal Underground", published in January 2010 through Gestalten Publishing. The book showcased his designs from over the years and was successful enough for a sequel, scheduled for publication in 2019 through Heavy Music Artwork. Szpajdel's illustrations have also appeared in the books "Logos From Hell" (2008, re-printed 2015; Doomentia Press) and "Arte Arcana" (2018; Heavy Music Artwork), and have been featured in such magazine as Metal Maniacs and Vice Magazine. In the early 1990's Szpajdel contributed to Septicore Fanzine.
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Writing & Arrangement

Christophe Szpajdel - Count Of Transylvania album art Xastur Morgryn (as Christophe S.) Xastur - Count Of Transylvania(Cass) Not On Label (Xastur Self-Released) Belgium 1996 Sell This Version

Visual

Christophe Szpajdel - Morbid Noise - International Thrash Death Metal Compilation - Abomination 3 album art Various Various - Morbid Noise - International Thrash Death Metal Compilation - Abomination 3(Cass, Comp) Not On Label Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Morbid Noise - Abomination 2 album art Various Various - Morbid Noise - Abomination 2(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Not On Label Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Morbid Noise - Abomination 1 album art Various Various - Morbid Noise - Abomination 1(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Not On Label Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Morbid Noise - Death Metal Compilation - Abomination 4 album art Various Various - Morbid Noise - Death Metal Compilation - Abomination 4(Cass, Comp) Not On Label Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Morbid Noise - Abomination 5 album art Various Various - Morbid Noise - Abomination 5(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Not On Label Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Rest In Peace album art Blasphereion Blasphereion - Rest In Peace (Album) Osmose Productions France 1991 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Inside The Labyrinth Of Depression album art Disgrace (3) Disgrace (3) - Inside The Labyrinth Of Depression(Cass, Promo) Not On Label (Disgrace (3) Self-released) Finland 1991 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Bound To Mutation album art Dagon (15) Dagon (15) - Bound To Mutation(Cass) Not On Label (Dagon (15) Self-released) France 1991 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Morbid Noise - Abomination 6 album art Various Various - Morbid Noise - Abomination 6(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Not On Label Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Morbid Noise - Abomination 7 album art Various Various - Morbid Noise - Abomination 7(Cass, Comp) Not On Label Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Anathema album art Cryptic Tales Cryptic Tales - Anathema(Cass) Carnage Records (2), Carnage Records (2) Poland 1992 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Demo 93 album art Ceremonium Ceremonium - Demo 93(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Ceremonium Self-released) US 1993 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Unparelleled Majesty album art Crucifier Crucifier - Unparelleled Majesty(Cass) Pagan Records Poland 1993 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - War Beyond The Flesh album art Midian Midian - War Beyond The Flesh(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Under The Moonspell album art Moonspell Moonspell - Under The Moonspell (EP) Adipocere Records 1994 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Carnal Limits album art Arkonen (2) Arkonen (2) - Carnal Limits(Cass) Madrigal Records France 1994 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Valley Of The Dolls album art Cryptic Tales Cryptic Tales - Valley Of The Dolls (Album) Gamma (5) Poland 1994 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - In The Nightside Eclipse album art Emperor (2) Emperor (2) - In The Nightside Eclipse (Album) Candlelight Records 1994 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - ...Advesperascit... album art Nihili Locus Nihili Locus - ...Advesperascit...(Cass) Boundless Records (3) Italy 1994 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Nightfall In Heaven album art Ceremonium Ceremonium - Nightfall In Heaven(7", Gra) Necroharmonic US 1995 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Totem album art Nazxul Nazxul - Totem(CD, Album) Vampire Records (2) Australia 1995 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - A Era Do Abutre album art Filii Nigrantium Infernalium Filii Nigrantium Infernalium - A Era Do Abutre(CD, MiniAlbum) Monasterium Records Portugal 1995 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Ultima Thulée album art Blut Aus Nord Blut Aus Nord - Ultima Thulée (Album) Impure Creations Records France 1995 Sell This Version
Christophe Szpajdel - Wolfheart album art Moonspell Moonspell - Wolfheart (Album) Century Media, Century Media Europe 1995 Sell This Version