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H.R. Giger, Man Who Designed the 'Alien' Creature, Dead at 74

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Swiss artist Hans-Ruedi Giger has died at the age of 74, Reuters reports quoting Swedish public broadcaster SRF. Giger died as a result of injuries after a fall

Best known to the public for designing the Alien creature (or Xenomorph) from the Alien movie franchise, Giger was a painter, sculptor and set designer

Born in Chur, Switzerland, in 1940, he studied architecture and industrial design. He developed a unique style of art in which he combined mechanical, robotic elements with biological lifeforms, as can be seen in his Necronomicon and Necronomicon II books of paintings.

He designed several record album covers, including Danzig's "Danzig 3: How the Gods Kill" and Carcass's "Heartwork." He also designed Jonathan Davis's (Korn singer) unique microphone standRead more...

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