H.R. Giger’s Mind
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.
- Dune (designs for unproduced Alejandro Jodorowsky adaptation of the Frank Herbert novel; the movie Dune was later made in an adaptation by David Lynch.)
- Alien (designed, among other things, the Alien itself, “The Derelict” and the “Space Jockey”)
- Alien 3 (designed the dog-like Alien bodyshape, plus a number of unused concepts, many mentioned on the special features disc of Alien 3)
- Alien Resurrection
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.)
- Museum HR Giger H.R. Giger’s personal and official website
- Official website
- Official site for the documentary “H.R. Giger’s Sanctuary”
- Surreal Gallery featuring Giger
- HR Giger Work Catalog HR Giger Catalogue Raisonne
- H.R. Giger – Fantastic Art Collective
- Giger’s article (including images) on being commissioned to sculpt Jonathan Davis‘ microphone stand.
- Giger Interview
- Labyrinthe Gesellschaft für phantastische und visionäre Künste e.V. – images of Giger’s works
- H. R. Giger – Artcyclopedia.com