R.I.P. H.R. Giger

2014-05-13 by Brendan Schroer | 63 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
7068 Comments


sad, he was really talented

rip

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tempest--
May 13th 2014
16407 Comments


R.I.P. hard, incredible artist.

Calc
May 13th 2014
12962 Comments


awwww...

Solbrave
May 13th 2014
504 Comments


NO

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Necrotica
May 13th 2014
10584 Comments


:'[

Owantjaaaa
May 13th 2014
3578 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
9654 Comments


R.i.p.

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mryrtmrnfoxxxy
May 13th 2014
14526 Comments


that mic stand was sweet af no joke

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RivalSkoomaDealer
May 13th 2014
1356 Comments


Fucking RIP

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MO
May 13th 2014
19886 Comments


hard RIP

sapient
May 13th 2014
2368 Comments


One of my favorite artists, RIP hard

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 13th 2014
6757 Comments


Jamming Eparistera Daimones right now in memory...

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Lambda
May 13th 2014
2621 Comments


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

emester
May 13th 2014
6284 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
968 Comments


RIP

JWT155
May 13th 2014
10965 Comments


Beksinski and Giger are favorites of mine, RIP.

TheGreatQ
May 13th 2014
1799 Comments


:[

RIP

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botb
May 13th 2014
10042 Comments


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

Gwyn.
May 13th 2014
15693 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
8504 Comments


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

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2014
16389 Comments


talented chap, rip

Totengott
May 13th 2014
2650 Comments


This is a huge loss.

He was one of my favourite artists.

Rest in peace.

someguest
May 13th 2014
24282 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
47102 Comments


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

BigPleb
May 13th 2014
42226 Comments


this really sucks

RIP

ASnideReturns
May 13th 2014
6090 Comments


RIP

henryChinaski
May 13th 2014
3244 Comments


RIP.

BeneaththeDarkOcean
May 13th 2014
593 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
100 Comments


Loved his work

Rip

BassDemon333
May 13th 2014
3432 Comments


RIP such a talented artist

Midjicka
May 13th 2014
244 Comments


damn, RIP

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2014
7685 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
12973 Comments


Damn, was just listening to Heartwork today. RIP

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
272 Comments


Waking up to this news sucked.

DungeonBoy
May 13th 2014
586 Comments


Sucks. Dude was pretty awesome!

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laughingman22
May 13th 2014
2326 Comments


sad day

deyp
May 13th 2014
106 Comments


RIP

laughingman22
May 13th 2014
2326 Comments


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

ZilbelPing
May 13th 2014
6235 Comments


Dat Necronom IV

RIP

FrozenVain
May 13th 2014
2635 Comments


RIP truly
I love his work

FearThyEvil
May 13th 2014
13532 Comments


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

Matthaios
May 13th 2014
169 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
239 Comments


Damn. R.I.P.

Green Baron
May 13th 2014
21878 Comments


damn r.i.p.

beachdude
May 13th 2014
591 Comments


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

tresm87
May 13th 2014
2977 Comments


He was a legendary artist. Rip.

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ExplosiveOranges
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2014
4275 Comments


Damn shame. R.I.P.

Necrotica
May 13th 2014
10584 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
6279 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
591 Comments


R.I.P.

Awesome artist

TheBarber
May 14th 2014
2979 Comments


Amazing artist, worthy of all the respect in the world

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TheMetalLifer
May 14th 2014
51 Comments


RIP

Never gonna forget about them Xenomorphs he designed.

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drasticaction74
May 14th 2014
1816 Comments


listening to How The Gods Kill now

RIP

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Wizard
May 15th 2014
19924 Comments


Biggest RIP I could possibly give.

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RangerTaffles
May 15th 2014
271 Comments


R.I.P

Swell art for sure

PumpBoffBag
May 15th 2014
424 Comments


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

ultradevilgod
May 16th 2014
235 Comments


RIP...his artwork will live forever

InbredJed
May 16th 2014
6267 Comments


WHAT??!


man, that's some sad news.

RIP so hard, this man was a genius!!

Necrotica
May 18th 2014
10584 Comments


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