H.R. Giger, Creator of Alien's Iconic Monster, Has Died

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Whoracle said:
Met him twice (oh joy of friends of friends knowing people...). He was a really nice guy, his Art was great, and in certain fields of Art he laid the foundation.

I'm gonna miss him.
You lucky bugger, that's dang cool :p

OT: This is of course a massive shame, although I feel bad considering me and my girlfriend didn't realise that he was still alive :(

I've always loved Gigers work, even as a child; my mother has a load of Escher and Giger pieces around the house, which I really enjoyed, waaaay before I understood the significance of either, though Giger always intrigued me more. Not only is the content supurb, he combines classical pencil art with surrealism in a way that gains the best of both worlds, with none of the insane extreme preteniousness of surrealism.

My favourite piece, although I can't remember the name, nor can I find a picture was one with a deformed man on the right sitting on a sofa, while on the other side, a female/alien hybrid thing was traversing a floor made of babies.
 

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RIP Tiger, you gave me some of the most gloriously disturbing imagery that I've ever seen and fired my imagination with it
 
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Well that's just depressing.

And not in the really neat disturbing, fantastic, fascinating way like his artwork. Just the normal kind of sad.

Since I first discovered his original, uncensored, non-movie artwork, I've absolutely adored it.

RIP in peace.
 

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His vision will never be replaced- I was saddened by this news today. Alien was brilliant, and consolidated a look that has influenced horror and sci-fi ever since, and was largely his doing.

RIP Giger.
 

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RIP Giger. I will have a drink in the Giger Bar to celebrate one of greatest and original artist ever. Especially creating the scariest alien ever also.
 

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A great modern artist has been lost. Alien may have never been as terrifying if it wasn't for Giger's creature design. His artistic vision was a blend of nightmares, sexuality, and organic technology that both frightened and intrigued us.

RIP, H.R. Giger. You will be missed.
 

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You gave more to the world than it could ever give to you. You will be missed.
 

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A fall? :( Ow. That's unfortunate.

Well, he will be remembered for times to come. At least there's that.

:/ I wonder if Bob or Jim will do a special episode on him.
 

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This doesn't seem right. Surely his death must have involved some unearthly monstrosity dragging him into unspeakable parallel dimensions...?

Rest in Peace, Mr. Giger; your creations live on in imagination.
 

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I've always thought if someone has ever been to hell and back, Giger's the man.
 

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Whoracle said:
Met him twice (oh joy of friends of friends knowing people...). He was a really nice guy, his Art was great, and in certain fields of Art he laid the foundation.

I'm gonna miss him.
You lucky bastard. :D

OT: Damn, it's a shame, such a unique art style.... I have a bunch of his drawings from a set you put into frames, guess I should go through them and find the best ones to frame.
 

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Well, shit.

I thought he was older than that, TBH. 74 and he dies of "complications from a fall"? That's crap.

His artwork was truly unique and visionary. Alien would have been a completely different series without him.
 
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Vale Mr. Giger. I was always in awe of your nightmare-ish artwork. Often imitated, never duplicated, you were a legend. Darkseed was one freaky-ass game too.