Author Topic: R.I.P. H R Giger  (Read 634 times)

Torslanda

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R.I.P. H R Giger
« on: May 13, 2014, 10:41:22 am »
The master has gone.

Sleep well.
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

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Re: R.I.P. H R Giger
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2014, 05:08:59 pm »
What was he eaten by?
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Re: R.I.P. H R Giger
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2014, 08:07:37 pm »
the most fearful thing of all

His mind.

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Re: R.I.P. H R Giger
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 08:20:13 pm »
Oh.
:(
A fair bit of my work (around 15 - 20 years ago) was very much inspired and driven by Giger.
Tomes of his work still adorn my bookshelves.
(Bookshelves, young people. How quaint is that?)
He stood out from the rest.
EDIT - Actually there was no 'rest' - he just stood out, with the bio-mechanical / robotic / sexual thing.
Like none before him.
Or anyone since.
RIP

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Re: R.I.P. H R Giger
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2014, 09:55:12 pm »
Wot Jurek said.    :(

I remember my introduction to his work was the front cover of the Sunday Times colour supplement (as it was then) with the picture of him locking the boot of his car, with the Alien headpiece tucked under one arm - that would have been 1979-80.  I kept the article for years, supplemented by ARh+, Giger's Alien and the Necronomicon one and two.  I was never a good enough artist to follow him in that way, but much of the landscape of my mind is populated by his vision, even if I could never put it on paper.

Bugger.
L
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The all-round entertainer gets quite arsey,
They won't translate his lame shit into Farsi
Somehow to let it go would be more classy…

Re: R.I.P. H R Giger
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2014, 10:47:08 pm »
Interesting piece over at BoingBoing, though the inclusion of a picture of the notorious poster included with the Dead Kennedy's Frankenchrist album probably makes it best viewed in your own time, rather than at work.  ;)

http://boingboing.net/2014/05/13/rip-hr-giger.html


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Re: R.I.P. H R Giger
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2014, 12:21:01 am »
Sad news. What Jurek said.

Best ever sifi monster ever is the Alien, just pure evil yet so beautiful.
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Re: R.I.P. H R Giger
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2014, 12:16:50 pm »
Oh.
:(
A fair bit of my work (around 15 - 20 years ago) was very much inspired and driven by Giger.
Tomes of his work still adorn my bookshelves.
(Bookshelves, young people. How quaint is that?)
He stood out from the rest.
EDIT - Actually there was no 'rest' - he just stood out, with the bio-mechanical / robotic / sexual thing.
Like none before him.
Or anyone since.
RIP
I'm no expert on art, but did Giger invent the grotesquely sculpted, leeched-of-colour style? 
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redshift

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Re: R.I.P. H R Giger
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2014, 01:47:25 pm »
His early palette was very dark, starting with black ink and moving towards airbrushed and relatively low-saturation tones of blues, greens and greys.  I'm not sure 'invented' is the right word, it seemed to develop from his ink-based technical drawing training.  His series of "shaft" drawings starting in the 60's were largely ink based, but the kernel is already present: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=giger+shaft+drawing

Later he broadened the overall palette greatly and some of the Landscapes are vivid colours, but still in many cases monochrome, or almost so.
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:)
Windcheetah No. 176
The all-round entertainer gets quite arsey,
They won't translate his lame shit into Farsi
Somehow to let it go would be more classy…