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RIP HR Giger
« on: May 13, 2014, 11:23:47 AM »
A stunning artist, pivotal in the look of Alien, and the much discussed version of Dune by Jadorowsky. Sad news. http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/may/13/hr-giger-dies-alien-artist

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Re: RIP HR Giger
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2014, 11:27:13 AM »
The man behind a million nightmares.

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Re: RIP HR Giger
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 01:15:33 PM »
The scariest alien/monster in film history.

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Re: RIP HR Giger
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 01:22:44 PM »
Fantastic Artist! RIP

Loved his designs!

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Re: RIP HR Giger
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2014, 01:54:52 PM »
A weird fucker, and a visionary.


Probably deserves the title of genius, not only for his wonderfully warped artistic talent (as well as his uniquely disconcerting paintings, he sculpted the various Xenomorph life-cycle models for Alien himself, and also worked tirelessly on building the intricate biomechanical architecture of the derelict ship), but for just how strange and unprecedented his created world was, and the sheer impact it has had on so many facets of popular culture, certainly not confined solely to sci-fi cinema.

I've always admired the power his pieces have to perturb at a deep level; they're horrible-but-beautiful, that thread of unashamedly dark fantasy erotica that runs though all his work is all the more unsettling for somehow being shudderingly, involuntarily seductive, in all their bleak, industrial, mechanically-intrusive detail. I don't mean in the sense of their being titillating - in the most direct way - as such, but in being so compelling, hypnotic; you might want to look away, but it's mesmerising for some reason. Obviously some people do have full-on Giger-inspired sexual fetishes, but his stuff speaks to those of us who aren't that 'troubled' on a certain level too - it's why the Xenomorph's world is so scary, partly why people were fainting and throwing up in the aisles during the film's first theatrical run. That's some powerful art design, that.



I'll never forget the unmistakably creepy atmosphere the Amiga game Darkseed had, entirely through Giger's nightmare-fodder:













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Re: RIP HR Giger
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2014, 02:32:24 PM »
Just dug out my big Taschen book of his work, and much of the most detailed and striking stuff he did probably wouldn't be allowed to be posted on here!


Here's some of his best (imo) that are just-about SFW(?):





















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Re: RIP HR Giger
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2014, 04:51:22 PM »
Genius. RIP.
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Re: RIP HR Giger
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2014, 05:03:21 PM »
I remember buying a copy of Necronomicon as a spotty teen and being utterly blown away by the imagery. He sculpted a series of bronzes called 'Bullet babies' based on drawings from 1967, that were available for a while. As my year of birth I always wanted to invest in one. Still kick myself that I couldn't risk it, or more realistically afford it.

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Re: RIP HR Giger
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2014, 05:20:54 PM »
Just dug out my big Taschen book of his work, and much of the most detailed and striking stuff he did probably wouldn't be allowed to be posted on here!


Here's some of his best (imo) that are just-about SFW(?):





















Brrr.

It's weird, I know, but I find his artwork strangely arousing in an aesthetic way. I mean, I'm not speaking ill of the dead when I say that I could imagine Geiger being the kid out of Superbad who gets caught all the time drawing willies in class. 
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Re: RIP HR Giger
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2014, 06:14:37 PM »
What a legend........ R.I.P
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Re: RIP HR Giger
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2014, 09:25:16 PM »


Remember my dad buying this, loved the album and the cover

Few more he did here

http://noisecreep.com/hr-giger-album-covers/
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