Best known for his work on the Alien‘ series of films, H.R. Giger has died at the age of 74 from injuries sustained in a fall.
Full name Hans Rudolf Giger, he was born in 1940, and moved to Zurich aged 22 to study architecture and industrial design. Throughout this he maintained an interest in art, and upon his graduation in 1966 he worked briefly as an interior designer before turning exclusively to art.
Giger won an Oscar for his work on Ridley Scott’s Alien, where he designed not only the Alien itself, but also the derelict ship that is discovered by Sigourney Weaver’s team, as well both the alien eggs and face-huggers found within.
Famous designs that will never be forgotten, or equaled.H.R. Giger on the set of Alien