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.

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Astro-Eunuchs, 1967

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The cover of Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 1973 album, Brain Salad Surgery

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(via Progtracks)

Li I, 1974

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(via CGSociety)

Li II, 1974

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(via Vniz)

Behemoth

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Drawings for Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune, an unsuccessful attempt from the mid-1970s to adapt Frank Herbert's 1965 classic

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The basis for the Xenomorph in Alien: Necronom IV, 1976

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Carmen I

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A Derelict Alien Cockpit, 1978

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Aliens, 1978

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Alien landscape, 1978

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Monster V

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An Alien egg, 1978

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Facehugger, 1978

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Erotomechanics V

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Erotomechanics VII

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Erotomechanics IX

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Female Magician

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Bed Station

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Illuminatus I

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Necronome I

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Biomechanical Interior

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Mirror Image

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(via Eircom)

Aleister Crowley

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The Tourist IV, 1982

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Atomic Children

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Landscapes

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Landscape XVII

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Landscape XVIII

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Landscape XIX

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Biomechanical Landscape III (Trains)

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Anima Mia

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Biomechanoid

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Darkseed, a horror point-and-click adventure game H.R. Giger worked on, released for Amiga and DOS in 1992.

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The cover of Danzig III: How the Gods Kill, by Danzig, 1992

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(via Album-Art)

Birth Machine, 1999

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(via Matěj Stuchlík)

Two Giger bars, Chur and Château St. Germain, Gruyéres, Switzerland

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(via Wikimedia Commons 1 -2 - 3, H. R. Giger and Amy Dianna/Flickr)

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The pictures above are from Museumsyndicate and Vniz, expect when noticed otherwise.

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