R.I.P. H.R. Giger
2014-05-13 by Brendan Schroer STAFF | 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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MortimusPrime
May 13th 2014

2954 Comments


sad, he was really talented

rip

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tempest--
May 13th 2014

12594 Comments


R.I.P. hard, incredible artist.

Calc
May 13th 2014

11975 Comments


awwww...

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Solbrave
May 13th 2014

219 Comments


NO

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FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
May 13th 2014

9649 Comments


:'[

Owantjaaaa
May 13th 2014

3204 Comments


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

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Verm
May 13th 2014

1004 Comments


R.I.P hard

SharkTooth
May 13th 2014

3653 Comments


R.i.p.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
May 13th 2014

11817 Comments


that mic stand was sweet af no joke

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RivalSkoomaDealer
May 13th 2014

667 Comments


Fucking RIP

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MO
May 13th 2014

18229 Comments


hard RIP

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sapient
May 13th 2014

1840 Comments


One of my favorite artists, RIP hard

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Voivod
Staff Reviewer
May 13th 2014

5911 Comments


Jamming Eparistera Daimones right now in memory...

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Lambda
May 13th 2014

2411 Comments


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

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emester
May 13th 2014

1987 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

844 Comments


RIP

JWT155
May 13th 2014

9205 Comments


Beksinski and Giger are favorites of mine, RIP.

TheGreatQ
May 13th 2014

1264 Comments


:[

RIP

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botb
May 13th 2014

9527 Comments


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

Gwyn.
May 13th 2014

14888 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.

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Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 13th 2014

8318 Comments


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

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2014

15787 Comments


talented chap, rip

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Totengott
May 13th 2014

398 Comments


This is a huge loss.

He was one of my favourite artists.

Rest in peace.

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someguest
May 13th 2014

20286 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

43843 Comments


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

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BigPleb
May 13th 2014

33989 Comments


this really sucks

RIP

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ASnideReturns
May 13th 2014

3299 Comments


RIP

henryChinaski
May 13th 2014

2682 Comments


RIP.

BeneaththeDarkOcean
May 13th 2014

374 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

86 Comments


Loved his work

Rip

BassDemon333
May 13th 2014

3350 Comments


RIP such a talented artist

Futures
May 13th 2014

7800 Comments


shit rip

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Midjicka
May 13th 2014

229 Comments


damn, RIP

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
May 13th 2014

4766 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

4092 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

101 Comments


Waking up to this news sucked.

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DungeonBoy
May 13th 2014

41 Comments


Sucks. Dude was pretty awesome!

laughingman22
May 13th 2014

1351 Comments


sad day

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deyp
May 13th 2014

17 Comments


RIP

laughingman22
May 13th 2014

1351 Comments


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

ZilbelPing
May 13th 2014

6028 Comments


Dat Necronom IV

RIP

FrozenVain
May 13th 2014

2372 Comments


RIP truly
I love his work

FearThyEvil
May 13th 2014

12241 Comments


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

Matthaios
May 13th 2014

128 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

159 Comments


Damn. R.I.P.

Green Baron
May 13th 2014

18015 Comments


damn r.i.p.

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beachdude42
May 13th 2014

116 Comments


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

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tresm87
May 13th 2014

618 Comments


He was a legendary artist. Rip.

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ExplosiveOranges
May 13th 2014

1365 Comments


Damn shame. R.I.P.

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FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
May 13th 2014

9649 Comments


:'[

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

adace1
May 14th 2014

203 Comments


RIP

MrSirLordGentleman
May 14th 2014

4073 Comments


RIP

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

Hockeytown
May 14th 2014

101 Comments


wow night ruined

r.i.p.

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dante1991
May 14th 2014

513 Comments


R.I.P.

Awesome artist

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TheBarber
May 14th 2014

1666 Comments


Amazing artist, worthy of all the respect in the world

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TheMetalLifer
May 14th 2014

43 Comments


RIP

Never gonna forget about them Xenomorphs he designed.

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drasticaction74
May 14th 2014

1720 Comments


listening to How The Gods Kill now

RIP

Wizard
May 15th 2014

19210 Comments


Biggest RIP I could possibly give.

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RangerTaffles
May 15th 2014

252 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

228 Comments


RIP...his artwork will live forever

InbredJed
May 16th 2014

5605 Comments


WHAT??!


man, that's some sad news.

RIP so hard, this man was a genius!!

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2014

9649 Comments


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