So long, H.R. Giger

Swiss artist and designer H.R. Giger has died aged 74 following injuries sustained from a fall.  He is survived by his wife Carmen Maria Scheifele Giger, who runs the Gruyeres museum her husband opened in 1998 to showcase the artist’s self-described ‘biomechanical’ work alongside works from his collection.  While he’s arguably best known for inspiring the beast at the heart of Ridley Scott’s Alien triology, Giger also worked on a number of other collaborative projects, including a controversial pullout for the Dead Kennedy’s Frankenchrist album. In 1981 he created the cover art for Debbie Harry’s solo record Koo Koo, featuring the singer’s face pierced by multiple spears, as well as creating the video for the album’s single Now I Know You Know (above).

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So long, H.R. Giger

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