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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Instruments & Performance

SOM611LP, SOM611LPCM Christophe Szpajdel - La Morsure Du Christ album art Seth Seth - La Morsure Du Christ (Album) Season Of Mist SOM611LP, SOM611LPCM France 2021 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

none Christophe Szpajdel - Count Of Transylvania album art Xastur Morgryn (as Christophe S.) Xastur - Count Of Transylvania(Cass) Not On Label (Xastur Self-Released) none Belgium 1996 Sell This Version

Visual

none 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 none Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
none Christophe Szpajdel - Morbid Noise - Abomination 2 album art Various Various - Morbid Noise - Abomination 2(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Not On Label none Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
none Christophe Szpajdel - Morbid Noise - Abomination 1 album art Various Various - Morbid Noise - Abomination 1(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Not On Label none Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
none 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 none Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
none Christophe Szpajdel - Morbid Noise - Abomination 5 album art Various Various - Morbid Noise - Abomination 5(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Not On Label none Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
OPLP 003 Christophe Szpajdel - Rest In Peace album art Blasphereion Blasphereion - Rest In Peace (Album) Osmose Productions OPLP 003 France 1991 Sell This Version
none 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) none Finland 1991 Sell This Version
none Christophe Szpajdel - Welcome To The Frightzone album art Funeral (27) Funeral (27) - Welcome To The Frightzone(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Funeral (27) Self-released) none Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version
DAG1 Christophe Szpajdel - Bound To Mutation album art Dagon (15) Dagon (15) - Bound To Mutation(Cass) Not On Label (Dagon (15) Self-released) DAG1 France 1991 Sell This Version
none Christophe Szpajdel - Morbid Noise - Abomination 6 album art Various Various - Morbid Noise - Abomination 6(Cass, Comp, Promo, Smplr) Not On Label none Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
none Christophe Szpajdel - Morbid Noise - Abomination 7 album art Various Various - Morbid Noise - Abomination 7(Cass, Comp) Not On Label none Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
CARR 053-92, CARR 053 Christophe Szpajdel - Anathema album art Cryptic Tales Cryptic Tales - Anathema(Cass) Carnage Records (2), Carnage Records (2) CARR 053-92, CARR 053 Poland 1992 Sell This Version
none Christophe Szpajdel - Demo 93 album art Ceremonium Ceremonium - Demo 93(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Ceremonium Self-released) none US 1993 Sell This Version
MOON 001 Christophe Szpajdel - Unparelleled Majesty album art Crucifier Crucifier - Unparelleled Majesty(Cass) Pagan Records MOON 001 Poland 1993 Sell This Version
By Cemetary Of Midian Productions Midian Midian - War Beyond The Flesh(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label By Cemetary Of Midian Productions Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
CD AR 021 Christophe Szpajdel - Under The Moonspell album art Moonspell Moonspell - Under The Moonspell (EP) Adipocere Records CD AR 021 1994 Sell This Version
MR953ARK Christophe Szpajdel - Carnal Limits album art Arkonen (2) Arkonen (2) - Carnal Limits(Cass) Madrigal Records MR953ARK France 1994 Sell This Version
G-425 Christophe Szpajdel - Valley Of The Dolls album art Cryptic Tales Cryptic Tales - Valley Of The Dolls (Album) Gamma (5) G-425 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
Candle 008CD Christophe Szpajdel - In The Nightside Eclipse album art Emperor (2) Emperor (2) - In The Nightside Eclipse (Album) Candlelight Records Candle 008CD 1994 Sell This Version
none Christophe Szpajdel - ...Advesperascit... album art Nihili Locus Nihili Locus - ...Advesperascit...(Cass) Boundless Records (3) none Italy 1994 Sell This Version
none Christophe Szpajdel - Nightfall In Heaven album art Ceremonium Ceremonium - Nightfall In Heaven(7", Gra) Necroharmonic none US 1995 Sell This Version
VAMP7495-2CD Christophe Szpajdel - Totem album art Nazxul Nazxul - Totem(CD, Album) Vampire Records (2) VAMP7495-2CD Australia 1995 Sell This Version
MST 002 Christophe Szpajdel - A Era Do Abutre album art Filii Nigrantium Infernalium Filii Nigrantium Infernalium - A Era Do Abutre(CD, MiniAlbum) Monasterium Records MST 002 Portugal 1995 Sell This Version