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"Alien" artist, surrealist H.R. Giger dies aged 74
Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 5/13/14 | n/a

Posted on 05/13/2014 8:30:44 PM PDT by DemforBush

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger who designed the monster and revolutionary sci-fi sets for the film "Alien" has died, his museum said on Tuesday. He was 74...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: alien; artist; giger
Giger's work on ALIEN (and elsewhere) was some of the creepiest (in a good way) art and design work I've seen.

RIP

1 posted on 05/13/2014 8:30:45 PM PDT by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

Thank you, Giger, for scaring the ever loving carp out of us :)


2 posted on 05/13/2014 8:32:45 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: DemforBush

I liked that one album cover he did for ELP.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 8:34:20 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: DemforBush

There won’t be anyone like him ever.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 8:41:33 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: DemforBush

“Giger’s work on ALIEN (and elsewhere) was some of the creepiest (in a good way) art and design work I’ve seen. “

...and it holds up well too, because it made no attempt to mimic presently-existing technology. Change out the CRT displays in the ships with LCD’s, and the films could have been made last week.


5 posted on 05/13/2014 8:45:33 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: DemforBush

A Dune that would have been worth seeing

6 posted on 05/13/2014 8:46:56 PM PDT by Rocko
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To: DemforBush

He was certainly an original.


7 posted on 05/13/2014 8:47:04 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: The Antiyuppie

I agree. ALIEN has aged very well, for the most part. I think it holds up better than its sequel (ALIENS) in that respect. (Though I do enjoy ALIENS as well!)


8 posted on 05/13/2014 8:53:14 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: ViLaLuz

Me too. Still have the vinyl...


9 posted on 05/13/2014 8:54:18 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: DemforBush

He was one of the very few artists to grasp the concept of how different an alien being could be. Most follow an anthropomorphic model but when I saw his creations for “Alien” I was blown away. He was a true original and his death is a great loss.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 8:55:47 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: DemforBush

He designed the finish on a limited edition electric guitar a few years ago, either an Ibanez or a Charvel. It was pretty cool looking.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 8:57:06 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: DemforBush

He used lots of human genitalia in his work. You can see it in the ALIEN series, and some of his art work, while creepy, probably could not be shown on TV or FR.
But then, so did Georgia O’Keeffe and many other artists.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 9:01:25 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Bernard Marx
Did he also do the one in Spaceballs?


13 posted on 05/13/2014 9:03:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DemforBush

RIP.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 9:14:41 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Yardstick

Not Charvel.


15 posted on 05/13/2014 9:16:38 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: ViLaLuz

Brain Salad Surgery

I saw that tour as a teenager.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 9:24:28 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Yardstick

I did some searching, and it looks like it was an Ibanez. Very cool looking guitar!

http://www.ibanezrules.com/images/jemsite/s_giger_body.jpg


17 posted on 05/13/2014 9:25:38 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: ViLaLuz

I have a signed print of that cover hanging in my recording room.


18 posted on 05/13/2014 11:01:51 PM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: null and void; ViLaLuz

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOVAOsJ0d4s

Here is an interview that is on the re-release of the album. At about 5 minutes in they talk about Giger. “He’s our kind of guy. If he played an instrument he could be in the band.”

They talk about his house, his artwork, etc.


19 posted on 05/13/2014 11:13:57 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: DemforBush

He was amazing. Very disturbing and challenging style. Really primal. Alien was the first scary movie I ever watched in a theatre. I was terrified by his beast, but grew to love it’s elegant design and life cycle. I can’t imagine what his nightmares must have looked like.

I wish him a peaceful afterlife with our Lord.


20 posted on 05/14/2014 1:18:05 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: DemforBush

Wow, embossed — I hadn’t seen that one before. The other versions were just in the paint:

http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/Category:H._R._Giger_models


21 posted on 05/14/2014 1:38:18 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: DemforBush

And then there’s Prometheus.


22 posted on 05/14/2014 1:44:00 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric
And then there’s Prometheus.

Don't even get me started...

I can't think of any film I had looked more forward to seeing and had been more disappointed in than that suckfest.

23 posted on 05/14/2014 1:51:16 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: DemforBush

Brain Salad Surgery

24 posted on 05/14/2014 9:57:52 AM PDT by laotzu
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