Swiss artist Hans Ruedi Giger’s style is the love child of H.P. Lovecraft and Salvador Dalí, he created a style that had never been seen before and that has inspired film and game creators to this day and certainly beyond.
Giger born in 1940 and died in 2014 was a painter, sculptor, and set designer.
HR Giger is most famous for his creation of the space monster in Ridley Scott’s 1979 horror sci-fi film Alien, which earned him an Oscar. In retrospect, this was just one of the most popular expressions of Giger’s biomechanical arsenal of creatures, which consistently merged hybrids of human and machine into images of haunting power and dark psychedelia.
From surrealist dream landscapes created with a spray gun and stencils to album cover designs, from guillotine-like sculptures to self-designed bars, discover Giger’s multi-faceted career and unique universe in this definitive introduction to a master of horror.
He also drew the cover of several well-known music albums. – You see the list below.
His form of expression was mainly in biomechanical art, a fusion of machines and anatomical forms.
Design and film
1976 – Dune (The film was later made without Giger)
1978 – Alien – the 8th passenger (won Oscar for best visual effects)
1986 – Poltergeist II: The Other Side
1988 – Teito Monogatari
1992 – Alien 3
1995 – Species
1995 – Batman Forever (Giger developed a new Batmobile that was not used, however)
1996 – Killer Condom
Cover of music album
1969 – The Shiver – Walpurgis
1973 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery
1977 – Magma – Attahk
1977 – Iceland – Pictures
1981 – Debbie Harry – KooKoo
1985 – Celtic Frost – To Mega Therion
1985 – Dead Kennedys – Frankenchrist
1987 – Pankow – Freedom for slaves
1989 – Steve Stevens – Atomic Playboys
1990 – Atrocity – Hallucinations
1991 – Sacrosanct – Recesses for the Depraved
1992 – Danzig – Danzig III: How The Gods Kill
1994 – Carcass – Heartwork
1994 – Hide – Hide Your Face
1999 – Dr. Death – Somewhere in nowhere (Birthmachine)
2000 – Böhse Onkelz – Dunkler Ort (Video-Clip)
See more on Giger’s official website