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#1 Posted by Chocobodude3 (1338 posts) -

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

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#2 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6399 posts) -

RIP.

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

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#4 Edited by obcdexter (911 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.

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#5 Posted by crithon (3979 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.

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#6 Posted by zagzagovich (823 posts) -

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

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#7 Posted by Bob_Loblaw (131 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

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#8 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3413 posts) -

Damn. His work was always awesome.

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#9 Posted by xyzygy (10595 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

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#10 Edited by GTCknight (728 posts) -

RIP

I'm gonna miss him.

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#11 Posted by Danteveli (1403 posts) -

I enjoyed his work because it was pretty creepy. RIP

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#12 Edited by TruthTellah (9805 posts) -

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

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#13 Posted by SkullPanda1 (1359 posts) -

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

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#14 Posted by dudeglove (12265 posts) -

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

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#15 Posted by Hassun (7460 posts) -

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

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#16 Posted by jaycrockett (699 posts) -

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

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#17 Posted by Glots (2630 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!

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#18 Posted by seveword (212 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.

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#19 Edited by selbie (2394 posts) -

Aw shit...RIP Duder.

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

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#20 Posted by gunstar (271 posts) -
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#22 Posted by Monkeyman04 (2398 posts) -

T_T

I loved his work on Aliens.

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#23 Posted by Sin4profit (3386 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

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#24 Posted by ShaggE (8225 posts) -

Damn, RIP. :(

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#25 Posted by Samael2138 (302 posts) -

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

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#26 Posted by Anwar (985 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.

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#27 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (4102 posts) -

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

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#28 Edited by Vuud (2052 posts) -

Dude loved to draw dicks like nobody else.

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#29 Posted by Veektarius (5997 posts) -

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

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#30 Posted by Evilsbane (5546 posts) -

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

Game over man, game over.