Archiac Modernism - The Art of Christophe Szpajdel
October 2020 via Heavy Music Artwork
Christophe's work is extremely sought after, and it has now gained interest from clients outside the metal scene. By far one of the most prolific but also the furthest reaching artist with now around 10,000 logos completed to date. Art Deco and Art Nouveau are the real sources of inspiration, exploring the abyss of imagination in crafting a logo and at the same time, aesthetically pleasant, attractive and functional. 'Archaic Modernism' takes a journey into the artist visual universe and philosophy, accompanied by the works of Stanislav Krawczyk.
This book is a collection of work by Christophe Szpajdel, an artist whose fans in the underground black metal community worship him as the Lord of the Logos. It includes hundreds of powerful logos, each of which captures the force of this musical genre anew. Through his surprising use of aesthetic influences such as art deco and nature, Szpajdel has brought a new dynamic into the gothic visuality of heavy metal. This publication, which is done in the style of a black prayerbook, shows not only how he has succeeded in leaving his own visual mark on this music, but how he has also expanded the canon of forms it uses.
Hardcover: 272 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 1 x 10.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
October 2008 via Mark Riddick (1st Edition)
August 2015 via Mark Riddick & Doomentia Press (2nd Edition)
Written and compiled by Mark Riddick, "Logos from Hell" offers a glimpse into the most extreme and underground movement of logo identity branding in the history of graphic design. This 600-page tome is a visual onslaught of logo illustrations—for the heaviest metal bands on the planet—conjured by over thirty of the most talented and sought-after artists in the industry.
Paperback: 108 pages
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
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By commissioning the artist to undertake work “the project” on their behalf, the client agrees that these Terms and Conditions of Trading define the working relationship. All projects, services or goods that the artist may be contracted to produce or provide for the Customer will be subject to the following:
Work will begin upon the payment of a deposit, payable by PAYPAL [or …] according to the package pricing of your choice.
For details please refer to the pricing section. Please understand that the deposit is not refundable in any circumstances.
The client will choose a price package, make the deposit and discuss the details of the project with the artist, which will create a number of sketches (depending on the pricing package chosen) from which the client will choose the ones of his liking.
The artist will be working on those designs while keeping a close communication with the client in order to meet his exact expectation and make the project unique and of the highest quality.
In the case that the client requires from the artist to invest extra time and effort in a project, for further adjustments and changes or variants in a logo, an adjustment fee will be discussed, a package can also be upgraded, by payment of the difference between packages, if requested by the client.
There is no downgrade in pricing possible once the project is started.
Cancellation of orders may be made, in the case that the client is not satisfied with the sketches and the development of the project.
The client will then be charged for all work completed over and above the non-refundable deposit that will have been made at the time of first ordering. The balance will then be reimbursed to the client.
The client receives automatically the right to use the logo the way of his choice once the payment for the project is fully completed.
In order to show and expose his work the artist reserves himself the right to showcase the logo and its variants in his exhibitions, website, publications such as books, magazines and social media accounts.
If needed, the client can purchase the entire exclusive rights, preventing from the artist to showcase the logo whatsoever for a licensing fee of 1,000USD.