Creator: H. R. Giger

Sexual imagery? You're just imagining it.

Hans Ruedi "H.R." Giger (February 5, 1940 - May 12, 2014) was a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor, designer, and concept artist.

Known for this works' disquieting, biomechanical, often sexual imagery, Giger achieved much of his fame from his work in films as a set and creature designer. Among the film projects he worked on were Alien, Alien³, Dune, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, Species, and Prometheus, which actually dusted off some unused concepts from Alien. Before this he provided two paintings for Emerson, Lake & Palmer's album Brain Salad Surgery, one of which had to be airbrushed for purposes of censorship. The Dead Kennedys included a poster of his painting Penis Landscape with their album Frankenchrist — for which they got in a little trouble — and Danzig used his art for the cover of Danzig III: How the Gods Kill.

Giger also contributed art to the Dark Seed games, has a number of bars in Switzerland themed after his art (which are probably nice, comfortable places to get a drink), and designed incredibly menacing furniture.

Giger sadly passed away in May 2014 after sustaining injuries in a fall.

And his name's pronounced GHEE-ger.

Common themes in Giger's work include:

Alternative Title(s):

HR Giger