R.I.P. H.R. Giger

2014-05-13 by Necrotica | 62 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
12384 Comments


sad, he was really talented

rip

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tempest--
May 13th 2014
19274 Comments


R.I.P. hard, incredible artist.

Calc
May 13th 2014
15322 Comments


awwww...

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Solbrave
May 13th 2014
574 Comments


NO

Necrotica
May 13th 2014
10583 Comments


:'[

owen
May 13th 2014
4534 Comments


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

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Verm
May 13th 2014
1001 Comments


R.I.P hard

SharkTooth
May 13th 2014
13690 Comments


R.i.p.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
May 13th 2014
14687 Comments


that mic stand was sweet af no joke

RivalSkoomaDealer
May 13th 2014
1596 Comments


Fucking RIP

MO
May 13th 2014
21428 Comments


hard RIP

sapient
May 13th 2014
2406 Comments


One of my favorite artists, RIP hard

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 13th 2014
7348 Comments


Jamming Eparistera Daimones right now in memory...

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Lambda
May 13th 2014
2652 Comments


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

emester
May 13th 2014
7940 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
1035 Comments


RIP

JWT155
May 13th 2014
12839 Comments


Beksinski and Giger are favorites of mine, RIP.

TheGreatQ
May 13th 2014
2433 Comments


:[

RIP

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botb
May 13th 2014
10799 Comments


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

Gwyn.
May 13th 2014
16930 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
8564 Comments


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

menawati
May 13th 2014
16578 Comments


talented chap, rip

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Totengott
May 13th 2014
4034 Comments


This is a huge loss.

He was one of my favourite artists.

Rest in peace.

someguest
May 13th 2014
27923 Comments


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

RIP.

demigod!
May 13th 2014
49044 Comments


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

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BigPleb
May 13th 2014
48692 Comments


this really sucks

RIP

henryChinaski
May 13th 2014
3559 Comments


RIP.

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BeneaththeDarkOcean
May 13th 2014
687 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
117 Comments


Loved his work

Rip

BassDemon333
May 13th 2014
3434 Comments


RIP such a talented artist

Midjicka
May 13th 2014
256 Comments


damn, RIP

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2014
8311 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
13806 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
2340 Comments


Sucks. Dude was pretty awesome!

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laughingman22
May 13th 2014
2735 Comments


sad day

deyp
May 13th 2014
106 Comments


RIP

laughingman22
May 13th 2014
2735 Comments


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

ZilbelPing
May 13th 2014
6259 Comments


Dat Necronom IV

RIP

FrozenVain
May 13th 2014
2918 Comments


RIP truly
I love his work

FearThyEvil
May 13th 2014
15014 Comments


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

Matthaios
May 13th 2014
180 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
397 Comments


Damn. R.I.P.

Green Baron
May 13th 2014
22968 Comments


damn r.i.p.

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beachdude
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2014
835 Comments


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

tresm87
May 13th 2014
3647 Comments


He was a legendary artist. Rip.

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ExplosiveOranges
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2014
4405 Comments


Damn shame. R.I.P.

Necrotica
May 13th 2014
10583 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
10206 Comments


RIP

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

Hockeytown
May 14th 2014
103 Comments


wow night ruined

r.i.p.

dante1991
May 14th 2014
616 Comments


R.I.P.

Awesome artist

TheBarber
May 14th 2014
3449 Comments


Amazing artist, worthy of all the respect in the world

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TheMetalLifer
May 14th 2014
52 Comments


RIP

Never gonna forget about them Xenomorphs he designed.

drasticaction74
May 14th 2014
1832 Comments


listening to How The Gods Kill now

RIP

Wizard
May 15th 2014
20071 Comments


Biggest RIP I could possibly give.

RangerTaffles
May 15th 2014
297 Comments


R.I.P

Swell art for sure

PumpBoffBag
May 15th 2014
838 Comments


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

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ultradevilgod
May 16th 2014
238 Comments


RIP...his artwork will live forever

InbredJed
May 16th 2014
6498 Comments


WHAT??!


man, that's some sad news.

RIP so hard, this man was a genius!!

Necrotica
May 18th 2014
10583 Comments


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