H.R. Giger’s Mind

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H.R. Giger’s Mind

H.R. Giger’s Mind

Hans Ruedi Giger (IPA: [ˈɡi ɡɚ]) (born at Chur, Grisons canton, February 5, 1940)

is an Academy Award-winning Swiss painter, sculptor,

and set designer best known for his design work on the film Alien.

Giger is often referred to in pop culture, especially in science fiction and cyberpunk. William Gibson (who wrote an early script for Alien 3) seems particularly fascinated: a minor character in Virtual Light, Lowell, is described as having New York XXIV tattooed across his back, and in Idoru a secondary character, Yamazaki, describes the buildings of nanotech Japan as Giger-esque.

Prometheus (the film includes “The Derelict” spacecraft and the “Space Jockey” designs from the first Alien film, as well as original extraterrestrial murals created exclusively for the new movie. Unlike Alien Resurrection the film credited H. R. Giger with the original designs.)

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