Tribute: H.R. Giger

Oh no! We are so sad here at Shoes a la Art!

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We have received the news that artist H.R. Giger has died at the age of 74 as a result of injuries suffered by falling down stair in his home.

It’s not often that a set and art director becomes a household name. It would be easy to assume that everyone reading a site with ‘geekery’ in the URL is familiar with the man’s work, if only for one thing.

alienThis thing.

That wee beastie would be enough to score Giger a tribute in these parts, but we’d be remiss not to draw attention to his other designs. Having been born in Switzerland in 1940 Giger moved into interior design. He started working in inks and oil paints as a form of art therapy. Giger suffered from night terrors and the images that invaded his sleep inspired his work. Let’s take a moment to appreciate just how terrifying that must’ve been for the…

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