R.I.P. H.R. Giger
2014-05-13 by Brendan Schroer | 64 Comments
Swiss artist H.R. Giger passed away yesterday on May 12, 2014 due to injuries associated with a fall. The painter and sculptor was perhaps best known for his design of the titular Alien from the first Alien film back in 1979, which earned him an Oscar.

However, Giger's influence on the visual aspect of music was also very notable. Along with crafting Korn frontman Jonathan Davis' unique microphone stand, he was also responsible for the album art of bands such as Celtic Frost (with To Mega Therion), Emerson, Lake & Palmer (with Brain Salad Surgery), and Carcass (with Heartwork) among many others. His surreal style, mixing cold biomechanical subjects with a supernatural (usually nightmarish) touch, led to these album covers being very dark and eerie but also very memorable and intricate. He also lent his work to other things, such as his signature series of Ibanez guitars and the computer point-and-click video game series Dark Seed, along with plenty of films outside of Alien such as 1986's Poltergeist II: The Other Side and 1995's Species.

Here's a massive gallery of his art in case you haven't checked out his work yet: http://art.vniz.net/en/giger/
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Mort.
May 13th 2014
3960 Comments


sad, he was really talented

rip

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tempest--
May 13th 2014
14383 Comments


R.I.P. hard, incredible artist.

Calc
May 13th 2014
12295 Comments


awwww...

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Solbrave
May 13th 2014
317 Comments


NO

Necrotica
May 13th 2014
10062 Comments


:'[

Owantjaaaa
May 13th 2014
3364 Comments


;_; rip
Go watch Jodorowsky's Dune if you haven't

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Verm
May 13th 2014
1002 Comments


R.I.P hard

SharkTooth
May 13th 2014
5795 Comments


R.i.p.

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
May 13th 2014
13396 Comments


that mic stand was sweet af no joke

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RivalSkoomaDealer
May 13th 2014
936 Comments


Fucking RIP

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MO
May 13th 2014
18986 Comments


hard RIP

sapient
May 13th 2014
2140 Comments


One of my favorite artists, RIP hard

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 13th 2014
6273 Comments


Jamming Eparistera Daimones right now in memory...

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Lambda
May 13th 2014
2465 Comments


R.I.P. This guy was a genius, especially for the Alien design

emester
May 13th 2014
4212 Comments


RIP
man was one hell of an artist and a cornerstone of the modern Science Fiction genre



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elbaliem
May 13th 2014
925 Comments


RIP

JWT155
May 13th 2014
9314 Comments


Beksinski and Giger are favorites of mine, RIP.

TheGreatQ
May 13th 2014
1523 Comments


:[

RIP

botb
May 13th 2014
9757 Comments


rip, my favorite artist. was literally looking at his work yesterday.

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Gwyn.
May 13th 2014
15259 Comments


A blog I follow was actually posting a bunch of pictures that are definitely his work yesterday, no idea why, they didn't say it was because he died, don't even know if they knew he died by then. Kind of a creepy coincidence if they really didn't know.

Rest In Peace.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 13th 2014
8387 Comments


This is a huge loss, what a talent he was.

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2014
16112 Comments


talented chap, rip

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Totengott
May 13th 2014
1361 Comments


This is a huge loss.

He was one of my favourite artists.

Rest in peace.

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someguest
May 13th 2014
21200 Comments


This guy did what he wanted and succeeded at it. There's nothing better than that.

RIP.

demigod!
May 13th 2014
45002 Comments


wow, major RIP. true visionary and kind of a hero for lots of people.

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BigPleb
May 13th 2014
37556 Comments


this really sucks

RIP

ASnideReturns
May 13th 2014
5242 Comments


RIP

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henryChinaski
May 13th 2014
2833 Comments


RIP.

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BeneaththeDarkOcean
May 13th 2014
463 Comments


Definitely RIP. Sucks that he had to go because of a fall. One of the great visual artists of our time.

EJinHD
May 13th 2014
95 Comments


Loved his work

Rip

BassDemon333
May 13th 2014
3414 Comments


RIP such a talented artist

Futures
May 13th 2014
12042 Comments


shit rip

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Midjicka
May 13th 2014
232 Comments


damn, RIP

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2014
6480 Comments


Sad news, athough I'm not all that familiar with his work I always thought that the cover of Heartwork was brilliant.

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BMDrummer
May 13th 2014
9401 Comments


Damn, was just listening to Heartwork today. RIP

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DarthGreek8
May 13th 2014
8 Comments


RIP. I am a huge fan of Tom G. Warrior and i have connected his paintings as visualitations of Triptykon and Celtic Frost.I think a part of CF/Triptykon's magic was lost today.Yet he was a great artist in overall

Grizzlypyro
May 13th 2014
179 Comments


Waking up to this news sucked.

DungeonBoy
May 13th 2014
296 Comments


Sucks. Dude was pretty awesome!

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laughingman22
May 13th 2014
1906 Comments


sad day

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deyp
May 13th 2014
35 Comments


RIP

laughingman22
May 13th 2014
1906 Comments


dam didn't know heartwork was a Giger piece, amazing cover

ZilbelPing
May 13th 2014
6164 Comments


Dat Necronom IV

RIP

FrozenVain
May 13th 2014
2470 Comments


RIP truly
I love his work

FearThyEvil
May 13th 2014
12689 Comments


Damn, I watched Alien last night. R.I.P.

Matthaios
May 13th 2014
149 Comments


R.I.P.
Love the album covers that his paintings featured on. And Alien is one of my favourite films ever.

CaptainAaarrrggghhh
May 13th 2014
172 Comments


Damn. R.I.P.

Green Baron
May 13th 2014
20230 Comments


damn r.i.p.

beachdude
May 13th 2014
383 Comments


What a great artist... R.I.P.

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tresm87
May 13th 2014
1270 Comments


He was a legendary artist. Rip.

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ExplosiveOranges
May 13th 2014
3604 Comments


Damn shame. R.I.P.

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Necrotica
May 13th 2014
10062 Comments


:'[

Btw, Dark Seed is a really underrated horror game, you guys should check it out

adace1
May 14th 2014
231 Comments


RIP

MrSirLordGentleman
May 14th 2014
4749 Comments


RIP

First it was Storm Thorgerson and now Giger... :'(

Hockeytown
May 14th 2014
102 Comments


wow night ruined

r.i.p.

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dante1991
May 14th 2014
552 Comments


R.I.P.

Awesome artist

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TheBarber
May 14th 2014
2044 Comments


Amazing artist, worthy of all the respect in the world

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TheMetalLifer
May 14th 2014
50 Comments


RIP

Never gonna forget about them Xenomorphs he designed.

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drasticaction74
May 14th 2014
1756 Comments


listening to How The Gods Kill now

RIP

Wizard
May 15th 2014
19607 Comments


Biggest RIP I could possibly give.

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RangerTaffles
May 15th 2014
262 Comments


R.I.P

Swell art for sure

PumpBoffBag
May 15th 2014
327 Comments


always had a fascination for his work, remarkably talented artist. RIP

ultradevilgod
May 16th 2014
232 Comments


RIP...his artwork will live forever

InbredJed
May 16th 2014
6101 Comments


WHAT??!


man, that's some sad news.

RIP so hard, this man was a genius!!

Necrotica
May 18th 2014
10062 Comments


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