Christophe Szpajdel: The Artist
Christophe Szpajdel was born on the 29th of September 1970 in Gembloux, Belgium and grew up in Louvain-la-Neuve. He studied Agriculture at the Université Catholique de Louvain gaining a degree in forestry engineering. Christophe took an early interest in Heavy Metal logos and his passion soon became his vocation. He has taken full advantage of being very mobile with his work, which became handy for his travels all over the world.
Throughout his travels he has taken on influence from all over the world, developing various styles of art, whilst meeting & working with clients, developing his reputation as one of the world's leading heavy metal logo artists.
Christophe's work first came to attention in the mid 90's with logos like Emperor, Old Mans Child, Enthroned, Borknagar, Moonspell, Desaster & many more. Since then he has continued to make a significant contribution to the extreme metal scene having drawn for hundreds of bands including Melechesh, Falkenbach, Abigail Williams, Lord Belial, and Wolves In The Throne Room. The vast majority of his logo work is still being used to this day, in some cases 20 years since their creation.
Recently, Christophe has taken influence from an even broader spectrum of styles. This has increased his versatility, allowing him to reach a larger audience. In 2010, Christophe released a book called “Lord of the Logos” which was followed by various exhibitions around the world, including USA, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Belgium, and The Netherlands.
In 2016, Christophe completed some logos for major figures in the music industry, including Rihanna and Metallica, as well as some renowned projects that attracted new prospects in his clientele.