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GD:NIP: Introducing the Walker Art Center’s black-metal logo

In the week since logo designer Christophe Szpajdel arrived for last Friday’s opening of the exhibition Graphic Design: Now In Production, the Belgium-born, UK-based artist has completed nearly 50 new logos. Among marks for bands like Jucifer, Human Remains and Powerlord was a hand-drawn black-metal logo for the Walker. Szpajdel, who presented the piece to […]

In the week since logo designer Christophe Szpajdel arrived for last Friday’s opening of the exhibition Graphic Design: Now In Production, the Belgium-born, UK-based artist has completed nearly 50 new logos. Among marks for bands like Jucifer, Human Remains and Powerlord was a hand-drawn black-metal logo for the Walker. Szpajdel, who presented the piece to the Walker as a gift, said he wanted a balanced, yet not entirely symmetrical, piece that references the water and plant life in the nearby Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and Loring Park. He intended a water-like “flow” with the letterforms, he said, and one inspiration — specifically, the spike of the W — directly references an aloe vera plant.

Check back in coming days for a video interview with Szpajdel about the development of and ideas behind the piece.

  • Edwin says:

    Wow, this is awesome. I love hand drawn logos, they are hard to come by these days. I will definitely keep a keen eye out for the interview.