Archaic Modernism: The Art of Christophe Szpajdel Released

We have all seen his logos: Christophe Szpajdel illustrated the branding for much of classic black metal and rose to prominence as the genre exploded in the late 1990s. Heavy Music Artwork honors him in part of its book series on hard rock and heavy metal artwork with Archaic Modernism: The Art of Christophe Szpajdel, now available for pre-order.

The label comments:

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.

The book will have the following attributes:

  • Dimensions 170 x 245cm (6.7 x 9.64 inches)
  • Gloss Hardback
  • Sewn Binding
  • Silk 300 pages (Approx)
  • 150gm pages
  • Silk dust jacket

You can acquire your copy via pre-order.

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3 thoughts on “Archaic Modernism: The Art of Christophe Szpajdel Released”

  1. I am the bwack lizards says:

    This guy’s work is good. But owning a modest gallery of art books already (primarily volumes of contemporary Japanese illustrated erotica [*not* hentai {Deus Vult}]) I have to say, those dimensions are a matter of concern. Anything less than 10″ is a little disappointing.

  2. dood says:

    He did some really goofy feminist and Brexit designs the past few years but will still do random NS logos. I can’t take him seriously.

    1. Robert says:

      He has to make an honest living somehow. His political affiliations shouldn’t affect business.

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