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.

Astro-Eunuchs, 1967

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

(via Progtracks)

Li I, 1974

(via CGSociety)

Li II, 1974

(via Vniz)


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

Carmen I

A Derelict Alien Cockpit, 1978

Aliens, 1978

Alien landscape, 1978

Monster V

An Alien egg, 1978

Facehugger, 1978

Erotomechanics V

Erotomechanics VII

Erotomechanics IX

Female Magician

Bed Station

Illuminatus I

Necronome I

Biomechanical Interior

Mirror Image

(via Eircom)

Aleister Crowley

The Tourist IV, 1982

Atomic Children


Landscape XVII

Landscape XVIII

Landscape XIX

Biomechanical Landscape III (Trains)

Anima Mia


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

(via Album-Art)

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.