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« on: May 13, 2014, 07:42:01 AM »

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/swiss-artist-hr-giger-who-designed-the-alien-from-the-film-alien-dies-at-74/article18633704/

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2014, 07:53:18 AM »



With his melding of flesh and machines, Mr. Giger definitely had to be the inspiration for a young John Romero when he created a game called "Doom."  Not to mention the possible influence Lovecraft may have had on Giger, with some of his things looking like they would have been right home in the Cthulhu universe (even though Giger remained more failthful to the Alien-like artwork.)
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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 08:09:46 AM »

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Like most people my age, I was introduced to Giger via his work in the original Alien. The alien spaceship and the xenomorph design still look timeless and classic and have aged remarkably well compared to so many other movie monsters.

I was later introduced to other work of his through a book of his art owned by my sister. I was about 14 and didn't even know it was the same person but I remember saying, "it looks like Ridley Scott ripped him off" "nope, same guy," she said. My mind was blown that there was more art in a similar style to what he did for that film.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 11:26:29 AM »

:(

Like most people my age, I was introduced to Giger via his work in the original Alien. The alien spaceship and the xenomorph design still look timeless and classic and have aged remarkably well compared to so many other movie monsters.


Very much agree.  He had a very distinctive style, and the creature and ship designs from "Alien" are still among my favorites.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2014, 01:48:59 PM »

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Like most people my age, I was introduced to Giger via his work in the original Alien. The alien spaceship and the xenomorph design still look timeless and classic and have aged remarkably well compared to so many other movie monsters.


Very much agree.  He had a very distinctive style, and the creature and ship designs from "Alien" are still among my favorites.

He's been oft-imitated but no one could really achieve his style. The fusion of mechanical and biological is so distinctive, its influence can be seen everywhere.
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2014, 08:07:52 AM »

R.I.P.  Inspired many a gruesome imagination.
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2014, 05:19:54 PM »

Definitely agree with what others have already said. A great artist no doubt. R.I.P. H.R. Giger
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2014, 06:10:22 PM »

I liked his work.  Many here have already mentioned the xenomorphs from the Alien  but he also designed Sil from the Species movies.  If you remember the  alien chupacarbra urban legend from a few years ago, the woman who first reported it admitted to seeing Species earlier, meaning it may have influenced the creation of the myth.  It almost seems a fitting tribute that the man's art seemingly became real, if if it was ultimately mis-identification.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2014, 10:52:10 PM »

Sad to hear and I remember having a conversation with someone a week ago asking if he was still alive.  Funny in a way. 
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« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2014, 07:37:05 AM »

I love his work in Alien also his work for the Heavy Metal Magazines. R.I.P. Mr. Giger Bluesad
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2014, 01:14:50 AM »

For such grotesque images they often had a strange beauty to them.  One of the most unique artists to ever come along, I'd say.



Future-Kill is pretty darn bad but they commissioned Giger for some great poster art!

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