Presentation of the product
Published by Timeless - 2013 - France
18 x 18 cm - 100 pages in colours - Soft cover
A stunning collection of artworks done by Valnoir for Metastazis including posters and record covers signed for: Morbid Angel, Peste Noire, Blut Aus Nord, Watain, Antaeus, Orphaned Land, Ulver, Paradise Lost, Laibach, NSK, Wormlust, Ascension, Akitsa, Dyscarnate, The Pyongyang Goldstars, Glaciation and more...
About the artist:
At first, mostly influenced by the Slovenian collective NSK, Valnoir withdrew from commercial and corporate design to focus on extreme underground music scenes, such as noise, industrial and black metal - grounds of expression that are supposed to be free of the client’s usual domination over the designer.
In 2006, he wrote a manifesto stating that the client must trust the designer’s artistic stance from A to Z and accept or reject the project in its entirety, without any compromise. Nowadays, his work oscillates between visually overloaded religious/ totalitarian decors and violent narrative concepts, between graphic minimalism and experiments involving the human body, such as printing posters with human blood-based ink (2010) or sewing patches onto human skin (2012).
In 2013, Valnoir has worked with more than 150 bands, including Alcest, Antaeus, The Black Dahlia Murder, Blut Aus Nord, Laibach, Morbid Angel, Paradise Lost, Peste Noire, Taake, Ulver and Watain. His studio, Metastazis, is based in Paris.