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Giger's Alien Visions in Pictures

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Nov-02-2017 7:57 PM

HR Giger in the 1980s. Photograph by Louie Psihoyos/Corbis:

The cover of the 1981 album KooKoo by Debbie Harry, designed by HR Giger:

The cover of the 1973 album Brain Salad Surgery by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, designed by HR Giger:

HR Giger designing concepts for Alejandro Jodorowsky's unmade adaptation of Dune, Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel. Photograph by Sony Pictures Classics:

HR Giger artwork for Alien. Photograph by Allstar/20th Century Fox/Sportsphoto Ltd:

HR Giger at the entrance to the Giger Bar, whose design is modelled on his work, in Chur, Switzerland. Photograph by Willy Spiller:

HR Giger poses with two of his works at his exhibition at the art museum in Chur, Switzerland. Photograph by Arno Balzarini/AP:

Jonathan Davis, of the rock band Korn, performs with a microphone stand designed by HR Giger. Photograph by Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage:


8 Responses to Giger's Alien Visions in Pictures


Nov-02-2017 8:04 PM

The unused Alien mural:


Nov-02-2017 8:13 PM

Sadly, one of the worst album covers but still cool in some ways was for Steve Stevens. The first four strings are the same width and it is being played upside down- did HR phone this one in?


Nov-02-2017 9:54 PM

Debbie Harry is Blondie...rock on Ati.


Nov-02-2017 10:48 PM

I recommend everybody in the forum to watch "Jodorowsky's Dune", a fascinating documentary about the failed attempt of the mexican director Alejandro Jodorowsky to direct an epic version of the novel "Dune". He put together a dream team that included Dan O'Bannon, HR Giger and Moebius, who actually worked together in Paris for about 6 months before the project fell appart. A huge volume of conceptual art was submitted to the studios, so impressive that ended up getting all these artists their next gig: "Alien". It is likely that if this man didn't have the crazy dream of making "Dune", "Alien' would have looked totally different.


Nov-03-2017 9:05 AM

Ingeniero - :)

Beyond doubt, she used her own face to help us create personal acupuncture point treatment plans.

Cerulean Blue

Nov-03-2017 10:43 AM

@Ati - Thank-you so much for pointing out the original mural!  It was in the Derelict's egg silo!  This is very interesting, as Giger once said the ships create the eggs, if I am not mistaken?


Nov-03-2017 11:19 AM

Cerulean Blue - You're welcome. I have to admit I know that fact because BigDave mentioned it some months ago in one of the threads.

Yes, Giger had wanted to place that mural in the ship, but Ridley rejected it because it would have revealed too much. The mural has two versions if I know correctly.

'The first version of Giger’s mural featured space explorer victims, with oxygen helmets…'

More info:


Nov-03-2017 2:42 PM

I watched "Jodorowsky's Dune" joylitt.

We missed out (source) on what that team would have produced. And Prometheus would have looked different as well.

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