A creature named “Alien”

Surely one of the most famous “faces” in cinema, the alien from the “Alien” franchise (1979) by Ridley Scott was created by Swiss artist, sculptor, painter and set designer Hans Ruedi Giger (1940 – ).

Using recurrent themes in his work such as body mutilation, nightmares and surrealism, Giger (along with creature-maker Carlo Rambaldi)  was the genius behind the famous film monster, inspired by his Necronomicon illustrations.
He also did the the Ghost train in the dream sequence in “Species” (1995). His work extends to music, to all KoRn fans, he is behind the famous microphone stand of the vocalist Jonathan Davis and the brilliant Celtic Frost cover “To Mega Therion” (1985) depicting the Jesus slingshot.

Here are photos of Giger with his beloved monster, all rights go to H.R Giger. (www.hrgiger.com). I am not the author of these images.

 

 

 

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Kinofrau

Hanin aka Kinofrau: 27 and counting, Ph.D in Film Theory & Art History in progress, from the Middle-(B)east, a specter that haunts Europe, equal-opportunity offender.

3 thoughts on “A creature named “Alien””

  1. Giger did a pretty decent job replicating my alien ancestors. Since we started breeding with humans, we look much different today. I bet you couldn’t even recognize some of us!

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