#1 Posted by stoodspoon (625 posts) -

The man behind the art for Dark Seed 1-2, Alien and Prometheus has passed away

#2 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6197 posts) -

RIP.

Also the same guy who helped make the artwork for the Tryptikon albums, Ibanez guitars and more.

#4 Edited by obcdexter (597 posts) -

I've just recently watched the documentary "Jodorowsky's Dune" on which Giger was featured as well. Brilliant artist. He left a lasting impression on a multitude of mediums. His designs for the Alien movies are probably my absolute favorite creature and world designs to this day.

#5 Posted by crithon (3185 posts) -

Wow, this one hits me the hardest. He was a huge influence on me as an artist. I always loved more his environmental art and just seeing it just flow out into bones and structure. Always just swept away into other worlds with his art. And it wasn't that alone the writing, the designs, all of it, man, just amazing how much he put into his work.

I'll miss him a lot.

#6 Posted by ZagZagovich (763 posts) -

That's really sad to hear. Definitely one of my favorite designers. And yeah that dune documentary is solid.

#7 Posted by Bob_Loblaw (110 posts) -

Alien is one of my very favourite films and the creature design was a big part of that.

So much sci-fi is ruined by crappy looking monster design

Also:

#8 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3051 posts) -

Damn. His work was always awesome.

#9 Posted by xyzygy (9978 posts) -

Did he also do the cover of Emerson Lake and Palmer's Brain Salad Surgery?

Both his work and his gaze were absolutely terrifying. RIP

#10 Edited by GTCknight (694 posts) -

RIP

I'm gonna miss him.

#11 Posted by Danteveli (1184 posts) -

I enjoyed his work because it was pretty creepy. RIP

#12 Edited by TruthTellah (8981 posts) -

RIP Giger. You brought us some great, unforgettable nightmares.

#13 Posted by SkullPanda1 (120 posts) -

His work on Alien alone makes him one of my faves. RIP

#14 Posted by dudeglove (7820 posts) -

I think in a couple of interviews he mentioned that a lot of his designs were a result of constant vivid nightmares.

#15 Posted by Hassun (1127 posts) -

Biology and machines have never been assimilated better and more grotesquely. Sad to see him go.

#16 Posted by jaycrockett (446 posts) -

@xyzygy: Yes, that album cover was the first thing I thought of. I'll be listening to some Brain Salad Surgery today.

#17 Posted by Glottery (1257 posts) -

Visited one of his art exhibitions a handful of years ago, some pretty good and twisted imagery hanging over there...and that dining room set of his!

#18 Posted by seveword (153 posts) -

Sad to see such a unique talent go.Tom G. Fischer (Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Triptykon) released an honest and touching statement earlier about his friendship with Giger and their long collaboration.

#19 Edited by selbie (1899 posts) -

Aw shit...RIP Duder.

If you'll excuse me I'll be off to my opium den.

#20 Posted by gunstar (252 posts) -
#21 Posted by obcdexter (597 posts) -
#22 Posted by Monkeyman04 (1122 posts) -

T_T

I loved his work on Aliens.

#23 Posted by Sin4profit (2930 posts) -

Bummer. i was way into his artwork when i was younger and use to emulate his style a lot. I'll have to dig out the Necronomicon books of his.

RIP

#24 Posted by ShaggE (6450 posts) -

Damn, RIP. :(

#25 Posted by Samael2138 (233 posts) -

Damn....One of my favorite artist. RIP

#26 Posted by Anwar (868 posts) -

He was 74 and died because of injuries from an accident. That's a bummer. I've visited his museum in Gruyères, it's alright. A lot of his stuff is phallic, I guess.

#27 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3865 posts) -

Wonderfully weird dude. Left his mark that's for sure. RIP

#28 Edited by Vuud (1988 posts) -

Dude loved to draw dicks like nobody else.

#29 Posted by Veektarius (4812 posts) -

@bob_loblaw: Is this based on anything or just totally random?

#30 Posted by Evilsbane (4612 posts) -

He made some twisted art, and designed one of the coolest creatures in movie history.

Game over man, game over.