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(ABC)   Even brain salad surgery didn't help. H. R. Giger dies at age 74   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 53
    More: Sad, hr giger, Artist H.R., industrial designer, industrial processes, Debbie Harry  
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2014-05-13 08:39:59 AM  
6 votes:

Crewmannumber6: R.I.P. guy I've never heard of.


Good thing you posted to tell us about it.
2014-05-13 09:39:24 PM  
3 votes:
They should hold his funeral at this church:

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2014-05-13 09:32:00 PM  
3 votes:
Giger was hired by Paramount to do designs for Star Trek: First Contact, but they were turned down. I can only assume that the reason why was that stuff he proposed could only be described as "YIKES!".
2014-05-13 10:07:15 AM  
3 votes:

someonelse: I didn't know there was a Giger museum until today. I want to go to there!


here's a pic i took when i was there a couple of years ago:

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2014-05-13 08:41:52 AM  
3 votes:
Xenomorphs around the galaxy lowered their heads (and tinier internal heads) in mourning. Facehuggers reportedly heard saying, "Mmmm mfff mm ffmmm!"
2014-05-13 08:41:05 AM  
3 votes:

Crewmannumber6: R.I.P. guy I've never heard of.


Have you seen the movie Alien and/or it's related sequels? Than yes, you've heard of him.
2014-05-13 08:38:16 AM  
3 votes:
In other news HR Giger was still alive.
2014-05-13 09:34:52 PM  
2 votes:
Okay, which one of you brave little  jokers is going to post a link to the "FrankenChrist" album cover (and I mean the ORIGINAL one by Giger) and spend the next two weeks under Fark suspension?
2014-05-13 11:02:12 AM  
2 votes:

Pants full of macaroni!!: Crewmannumber6: R.I.P. guy I've never heard of.

You may not know his name but you've definitely seen his work.

RIP one of my three favorite artists.  (Dali and Escher are the other two.)


Heironymus Bosch has some really disturbing pieces as well, being a fan of Dali and Giger you would probably like his stuff as well.
Ant
2014-05-13 10:58:32 AM  
2 votes:
I had that album on vinyl. Best album cover ever!

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2014-05-13 09:55:02 AM  
2 votes:
From Gieger's book "Necronomicon"

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2014-05-13 09:47:51 AM  
2 votes:
2014-05-13 09:22:24 AM  
2 votes:
Flip side of Thomas Kinkade.
2014-05-13 09:12:11 AM  
2 votes:
upload.wikimedia.org
2014-05-13 08:50:39 AM  
2 votes:
Messed with all of us gen-xers heads in our formative years.

/game over man
2014-05-13 08:50:33 AM  
2 votes:
Every bit of sci-fi, horror, and fantasy art from the last 30 years owes a little something to Giger.
2014-05-13 08:42:03 AM  
2 votes:
He did the artwork for one of the greatest albums and one of the greatest movies. Not bad.
2014-05-13 09:43:04 PM  
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Giger was hired by Paramount to do designs for Star Trek: First Contact, but they were turned down. I can only assume that the reason why was that stuff he proposed could only be described as "YIKES!".


That sucks. Giger and the Borg are a match made in Hell. Wish he had saved them.
2014-05-13 02:34:12 PM  
1 votes:

Destructor: Kittypie070: "6 meters.... 5 meters man... What the hell? 4....."

They're coming in through the ceiling!

[xenokitty.jpg]


well I be jiggered, you just cured the shiatty morning I was having :D
2014-05-13 01:33:55 PM  
1 votes:
....and the museum website is so utterly off-line I can't even describe the sinking feeling of seeing that blank page.
2014-05-13 01:32:11 PM  
1 votes:
"6 meters.... 5 meters man... What the hell? 4....."
2014-05-13 01:24:34 PM  
1 votes:
Goddammit, people I like, will you STOP DYING for a while!?
2014-05-13 01:07:21 PM  
1 votes:

MBooda: Please don't tell me he died of acute reflux.
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/check, please!
2014-05-13 01:05:04 PM  
1 votes:

MBooda: Please don't tell me he died of acute reflux.
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No, Food poisoning. He ordered the special.

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2014-05-13 12:59:48 PM  
1 votes:
He also did the album cover for "Heartwork" by the awesome metal band Carcass.
2014-05-13 11:55:14 AM  
1 votes:
He also designed the Sil creature for the film Species.  I recall him saying in an interview that he was more satisfied with her design, than he was for the Zenomorph in Alien.  Unfortunately, most of the pictures available online are rather NSFW, so this picture from the original DVD cover will have to do.

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2014-05-13 11:13:54 AM  
1 votes:
I hope Benny the Bouncer says hi when he gets to St Peter's gate.
2014-05-13 11:13:00 AM  
1 votes:
Ever since I laid eyes on this guy's work in the 70's I have known that they were created by someone with a tortured mind.

I later found out a little bit about Giger and his life - that this guy had a lifetimes worth of night terrors every time his head rested on a pillow.  That he was barely functional to where he had to be taken care of by friends and loved ones. Never really "liked" his work, but always admired that much artistic focus in someone with so much pain.  It was visually stunning and perfectly illustrated the mental landscape of fear hidden deep in everyone's mind.

I am thankful that, despite the lifetime of sorrow, he had the ability to channel that horror with a blank canvas and an airbrush.

RIP - you can finally rest now without being crushed by terror.
2014-05-13 10:53:37 AM  
1 votes:

Rev. Skarekroe: Every bit of sci-fi, horror, and fantasy art from the last 30 years owes a little something to Giger.


Oh so this.

His arresting designs almost single-handledly stopped visual innovation in SF film and media cold in their
tracks for the better part of a generation, and a good 90% of what's still out there is basically a pastiche
of his stuff.
2014-05-13 10:41:05 AM  
1 votes:
RIP To the man who created many of my nightmares.

/I have a several of his art books, one signed.
2014-05-13 10:24:49 AM  
1 votes:
Just after Mother's Day, too.
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2014-05-13 10:17:21 AM  
1 votes:
Have some feels

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2014-05-13 10:11:53 AM  
1 votes:
a couple more. he had a thing for nipples, apparently:

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2014-05-13 10:08:41 AM  
1 votes:
I think the last person who is going to "Rest In Peace" is Giger.

Friggin' brilliant, insanely talented, and twisted.

Goodbye, dude.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-05-13 10:06:18 AM  
1 votes:
I was at work listening to ELP's Brain Salad Surgery. The CD had a bonus track with an interview. They started talking about the cover. It was too graphic and had to be airbrushed before it could be released upon an unsuspecting world. I was writing an email while listening. My fingers dutifully typed "penis" when the word was mentioned on the audio track.  Fortunately, I noticed before sending.
2014-05-13 10:04:53 AM  
1 votes:

FlashHarry: Barnacles!: From Gieger's book "Necronomicon"

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there's a plaque of that outside the Giger museum in Gruyères.


 I didn't know there was a Giger museum until today. I want to go to there!
2014-05-13 09:56:15 AM  
1 votes:
If there is a Hell in the afterlife, he's probably delighted to be there now. It must look like the inside of his mind.
2014-05-13 09:46:44 AM  
1 votes:
Game Over, Alien Designer man! Game Over!

/I mostly come out at night....mostly...
2014-05-13 09:44:24 AM  
1 votes:
He also designed some pretty terrifying dining room sets:

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2014-05-13 09:37:31 AM  
1 votes:
Here's to hoping he designed his own coffin.
2014-05-13 09:31:18 AM  
1 votes:
RIP, Mr Giger. You were one of the most twisted artists/creature designers out there. And that's a good thing.

Here's a little Xenomorph humor:
http://youtu.be/7N0jaxb94Fc
2014-05-13 09:24:45 AM  
1 votes:

LZeitgeist: SpdrJay: My walls have been covered with his art for the past 20 years.

RIP

You sound single.


I was dating this hot hairdresser back in the late 80's and she found my coffee table book of Giger's art. As she was leafing through I was commenting how cool it was and she gave me the strangest look. Never saw her again after that night. I guess dead babies and penetrating machinery is a turn off.
2014-05-13 09:18:00 AM  
1 votes:
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Penis babies
2014-05-13 09:15:59 AM  
1 votes:

a particular individual: bikerbob59: I had that album.  Yes, I said album.

An album is just a collection of songs. A CD or tape can be an album.


No, albums are vinyl and packaged in cardboard that is printed with lyrics and cool artwork, guaranteed to blow your head apart.

See
The
Shooooowwwwwww

/goddamn you subby
2014-05-13 09:07:10 AM  
1 votes:
Fun fact: Tom G. Warrior (Celtic Frost, Triptykon, Hellhammer, Apollyon Sun) was his personal assistant.

www.metal-rules.com
2014-05-13 08:59:02 AM  
1 votes:

fireclown: dittybopper: Vorral: Xenomorphs around the galaxy lowered their heads (and tinier internal heads) in mourning. Facehuggers reportedly heard saying, "Mmmm mfff mm ffmmm!"

Excuse me Sir, a xeno-what?

It's a bug-hunt.


Excuse me sir, but how do I get out of this chicken shiat outfit?
2014-05-13 08:57:28 AM  
1 votes:

Crewmannumber6: R.I.P. guy I've never heard of.


Here.  Let me move this rock out of the way.  You can crawl out now.
2014-05-13 08:53:46 AM  
1 votes:

bikerbob59: I had that album.  Yes, I said album.


Dead Kennedy's??
2014-05-13 08:53:35 AM  
1 votes:
The man whose fetishes became mainstream.
2014-05-13 08:52:50 AM  
1 votes:

dittybopper: Vorral: Xenomorphs around the galaxy lowered their heads (and tinier internal heads) in mourning. Facehuggers reportedly heard saying, "Mmmm mfff mm ffmmm!"

Excuse me Sir, a xeno-what?


It's a bug-hunt.
2014-05-13 08:52:36 AM  
1 votes:

Crewmannumber6: R.I.P. guy I've never heard of.


You may not know his name but you've definitely seen his work.

RIP one of my three favorite artists.  (Dali and Escher are the other two.)
2014-05-13 08:49:50 AM  
1 votes:
Giger Counter - 0:00
2014-05-13 08:47:47 AM  
1 votes:
My walls have been covered with his art for the past 20 years.

RIP
 
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