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
4273 Comments


sad, he was really talented

rip

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tempest--
May 13th 2014
15036 Comments


R.I.P. hard, incredible artist.

Calc
May 13th 2014
12449 Comments


awwww...

Solbrave
May 13th 2014
350 Comments


NO

Necrotica
May 13th 2014
10270 Comments


:'[

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Owantjaaaa
May 13th 2014
3439 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
7195 Comments


R.i.p.

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
May 13th 2014
13678 Comments


that mic stand was sweet af no joke

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RivalSkoomaDealer
May 13th 2014
1075 Comments


Fucking RIP

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MO
May 13th 2014
19209 Comments


hard RIP

sapient
May 13th 2014
2189 Comments


One of my favorite artists, RIP hard

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 13th 2014
6422 Comments


Jamming Eparistera Daimones right now in memory...

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Lambda
May 13th 2014
2512 Comments


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

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emester
May 13th 2014
4600 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
944 Comments


RIP

JWT155
May 13th 2014
9416 Comments


Beksinski and Giger are favorites of mine, RIP.

TheGreatQ
May 13th 2014
1570 Comments


:[

RIP

botb
May 13th 2014
9808 Comments


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

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Gwyn.
May 13th 2014
15391 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
8403 Comments


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

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2014
16284 Comments


talented chap, rip

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Totengott
May 13th 2014
1960 Comments


This is a huge loss.

He was one of my favourite artists.

Rest in peace.

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someguest
May 13th 2014
21725 Comments


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

RIP.

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demigod!
May 13th 2014
45492 Comments


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

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BigPleb
May 13th 2014
39113 Comments


this really sucks

RIP

ASnideReturns
May 13th 2014
5241 Comments


RIP

henryChinaski
May 13th 2014
2872 Comments


RIP.

BeneaththeDarkOcean
May 13th 2014
513 Comments


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

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EJinHD
May 13th 2014
95 Comments


Loved his work

Rip

BassDemon333
May 13th 2014
3420 Comments


RIP such a talented artist

Futures
May 13th 2014
12897 Comments


shit rip

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Midjicka
May 13th 2014
234 Comments


damn, RIP

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2014
6656 Comments


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

BMDrummer
May 13th 2014
10558 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
213 Comments


Waking up to this news sucked.

DungeonBoy
May 13th 2014
338 Comments


Sucks. Dude was pretty awesome!

laughingman22
May 13th 2014
1977 Comments


sad day

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deyp
May 13th 2014
35 Comments


RIP

laughingman22
May 13th 2014
1977 Comments


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

ZilbelPing
May 13th 2014
6211 Comments


Dat Necronom IV

RIP

FrozenVain
May 13th 2014
2515 Comments


RIP truly
I love his work

FearThyEvil
May 13th 2014
12890 Comments


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

Matthaios
May 13th 2014
150 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
182 Comments


Damn. R.I.P.

Green Baron
May 13th 2014
20602 Comments


damn r.i.p.

beachdude
May 13th 2014
442 Comments


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

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tresm87
May 13th 2014
1634 Comments


He was a legendary artist. Rip.

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ExplosiveOranges
May 13th 2014
3964 Comments


Damn shame. R.I.P.

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Necrotica
May 13th 2014
10270 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
5037 Comments


RIP

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

Hockeytown
May 14th 2014
102 Comments


wow night ruined

r.i.p.

dante1991
May 14th 2014
553 Comments


R.I.P.

Awesome artist

TheBarber
May 14th 2014
2436 Comments


Amazing artist, worthy of all the respect in the world

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TheMetalLifer
May 14th 2014
49 Comments


RIP

Never gonna forget about them Xenomorphs he designed.

drasticaction74
May 14th 2014
1776 Comments


listening to How The Gods Kill now

RIP

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Wizard
May 15th 2014
19715 Comments


Biggest RIP I could possibly give.

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RangerTaffles
May 15th 2014
265 Comments


R.I.P

Swell art for sure

PumpBoffBag
May 15th 2014
331 Comments


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

ultradevilgod
May 16th 2014
233 Comments


RIP...his artwork will live forever

InbredJed
May 16th 2014
6110 Comments


WHAT??!


man, that's some sad news.

RIP so hard, this man was a genius!!

Necrotica
May 18th 2014
10270 Comments


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