The Biological Horrors Of H.R. Giger's Fleshy Landscape Paintings

Artist H.R. Giger was a master at twisting at twisting the biological and the mechanical, and even when he focused on flesh alone, he was able to create works that were truly unexpected—especially his series of biological landscapes, which like so much of Giger's works, are at once repulsive and compelling. » 11/08/14 8:30am 11/08/14 8:30am

Documentary Takes You Deep Inside H.R. Giger's Studio Of Nightmares

Check out the trailer for Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World, a documentary that gives you an inside look at the creative process of the man who gave us Alien's Xenomorph and so much more. » 11/05/14 4:34pm 11/05/14 4:34pm

Every Early H.R. Giger Alien Sketch Is Horrific Perfection

Imagine if Ridley Scott's Alien had never actually gotten made, and all we had to go on to imagine the film was the concept art by H.R. Giger and others. Like Jodorowsky's Dune. We would still know we were looking at something incredibly special, as this Giger concept art proves. » 10/09/14 3:09pm 10/09/14 3:09pm

Even H.R. Giger's Private Polaroids Are Dripping With Alien Sexiness

The recently departed H.R. Giger is well known for his sculpture and his illustrations, but he was also a bit of a photographer, chronicling his work, life, and friendships though a personal collection of Polaroid pictures. » 6/30/14 1:20pm 6/30/14 1:20pm

The Most Unforgettable Creations of H. R. Giger

We lost one of our greatest inspirations when H.R. Giger died the other day. But his artworks will live on and yield more creative bounty in the years to come. To celebrate his life and career, here's a showcase of the most incredible (and unnerving) artworks of H.R. Giger. » 5/14/14 3:17pm 5/14/14 3:17pm

Behold The Unearthly Delights Of H.R. Giger's Personal Sculpture Garden

Yesterday the world lost artist H.R. Giger, a man whose horrors have left an indelible mark on our movies. Giger's home garden is a treasure trove of his artwork, filled with unnerving sculptures that seem pulled from an alien world. » 5/13/14 1:00pm 5/13/14 1:00pm

Legendary Alien Artist H.R. Giger Has Died At 74

H.R. Giger, whose horrific, biomechanical art-style defined the world of Alien and Prometheus, passed away yesterday from injuries suffered when he fell down his stairs at his home, according to sources. » 5/13/14 6:22am 5/13/14 6:22am

We could be getting our own H.R. Giger bar in the United States!

For years, we've marveled at the amazingly creepy design brilliance of H.R. Giger's Giger Bars in Switzerland, along with the now-defunct one in Tokyo. And now, it looks like we might be getting a Giger Bar right here in the United States! » 1/08/14 3:20pm 1/08/14 3:20pm

The Greatest Science Fiction-Themed Bars and Restaurants on Earth

You may never get to drink at the Cantina — but you can still visit some real-life watering holes that celebrate your favorite stories. We've already shown you science-fictional bars we'd like to visit and people whose homes are based on spaceships, but here are real joints that boast a TARDIS, AT-ATs or the Martian… » 6/10/13 3:28pm 6/10/13 3:28pm

The Avengers' Leviathan warships could have been more H.R. Giger-esque

The Leviathans, the Chitauri's living warships, were invented for the Avengers movie and had to be designed from scratch. Avengers concept artist Phil Saunders has shared some of the early sketches for the Leviathans, including ones in which the ships had massive horns and this top one, which appears inspired by H.R.… » 2/03/13 11:00am 2/03/13 11:00am

H.R. Giger Tarot cards always predict an unsettling future

When the occultist Akron approached artist H.R. Giger about creating a deck of Tarot cards in the 1990s, Giger felt that he didn't have the time to create new works that would do the deck justice. So he selected 22 of his existing, previously unpublished pieces to represent each of the major arcana of Tarot. For those… » 12/22/12 5:00pm 12/22/12 5:00pm

Alien facehugger bong will make you paranoid, even if you're stone sober

I have no idea who's responsible for this work of art, but I'm now of the theory that this is a lost costume design from Prometheus, which was originally filmed as a $130-million remake of Reefer Madness. Remember, if an android slips THC in your wine, you'll grow a cephalopod in your bloodshot eyes that even Visine… » 9/25/12 10:35am 9/25/12 10:35am

Your Last Chance to See Some Truly Righteous Fantasy Art

This is the last weekend for an exhibit that includes some trippy art like the above "War of the Worlds" painting by José Segrelles, alongside some glorious paintings by Frank Frazetta, H.R. Giger, Boris Vallejo and more. "At the Edge: Art of the Fantastic" is ending on Sunday, at the Allentown Art Museum of the… » 9/07/12 4:20pm 9/07/12 4:20pm

What if Boba Fett starred in Game of Thrones, Total Recall, and Stargate

For the upcoming As You Wish Project charity event, over forty Boba Fett and clone trooper helmets were redesigned by such luminaries as director Joe Johnston and artist Sandy Dhuyvetter, who both played a role in designing his original costume. Additionally, sculptors recreated the Mandalorian mercenary's headgear in… » 8/17/12 9:40pm 8/17/12 9:40pm

A Geiger counter, in the style of H.R. Giger

After the release of Prometheus, craftmaker Steve was so inspired by a tweet by Bad Astronomy's Phil Plait that he went out and constructed his own "Giger Counter" using a half-scale model skeleton (and not other simulcra of the human anatomy). And luckily for Steve, his home made for a poor testing ground: » 8/15/12 11:40am 8/15/12 11:40am

Debbie Harry's H.R. Giger-directed music video is the Alien prequel we…

In 1981, Blondie singer Debbie Harry dyed her signature locks brown and hired Alien concept artist H.R. Giger to design the cover of her debut solo album. He also directed the video for the track "Now I Know You Know," which looks like it was shot inside a Space Jockey facility. » 7/01/12 12:30pm 7/01/12 12:30pm

The artwork of H.R. Giger, recreated in LEGO bricks

And because LEGO bricks silently and telepathically command us to reconstruct absolutely every facet of human civilization in their blocky image, here's Bryce McGlone's take on xenomorph designer H.R. Giger's Li II. The sheer child's-birthday-ruining power of this sculpture alone demands mass production. Build one at … » 5/31/12 6:50am 5/31/12 6:50am

If H.R. Giger were a pastry chef, his cakes might look something like…

For his Cakeland project, Oakland sculptor Scott Hove takes cues from both the animal kingdom and the modern kitchen. He gives flamboyant gâteaus teeth, jaws, and imposing frosting spikes. If someone decided to reboot Alien on Planet Candyland, Hove's work would be a good place to start. » 5/28/12 4:00pm 5/28/12 4:00pm

Alien, as written by an 11-year-old who never saw the movie before

In 1979, designer John White was 11 years old and had never seen Ridley Scott's Alien. Still, that didn't stop him from writing his own comic book adaptation of the film using markers and notebook paper. Explains White — who has also released his nine-year-old self's take on Star Wars — of his reference material: » 1/31/12 10:50am 1/31/12 10:50am