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.
The cover of Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 1973 album, Brain Salad Surgery
Li I, 1974
Li II, 1974
Drawings for Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune, an unsuccessful attempt from the mid-1970s to adapt Frank Herbert's 1965 classic
The basis for the Xenomorph in Alien: Necronom IV, 1976
A Derelict Alien Cockpit, 1978
Alien landscape, 1978
An Alien egg, 1978
The Tourist IV, 1982
Biomechanical Landscape III (Trains)
Darkseed, a horror point-and-click adventure game H.R. Giger worked on, released for Amiga and DOS in 1992.
The cover of Danzig III: How the Gods Kill, by Danzig, 1992
Birth Machine, 1999
(via Matěj Stuchlík)
Two Giger bars, Chur and Château St. Germain, Gruyéres, Switzerland
(via Wikimedia Commons 1 -2 - 3, H. R. Giger and Amy Dianna/Flickr)
The pictures above are from Museumsyndicate and Vniz, expect when noticed otherwise.