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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 8:28 pm    Post subject: HR Giger RIP Reply with quote

There is an obituary in The Guardian today:

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/may/13/hr-giger


What a great talent!

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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad news and a tremendous loss for us. The Alien World is Giger as well as Prometheus. Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 1:25 am    Post subject: THE LOSS OF AN ORIGINAL Reply with quote


GIGER

Perhaps fewer viewers today knew or remember 'sci-fi' before the advent of CGI, but the recent loss of artists like Jean Giraud (aka Moebius) and now Hans Rudolf (H.R.) Giger signals the passing of an era in science fiction that launched the genre into the current age and will never be equalled in its unique contributions.

In the 70's Giger's art was as controversial as it was creative, awe-inspiring and horrific. As many experiencing this new attack on science fiction/horror, I found the work both fascinating and inspiring. And while at the time there were those who were repulsed by Giger's blending of biology and machine, it cannot be denied that his vision was truly unique.

Once discovered, a look becomes a trend and such was the case here. There have been countless attempts to "cash in" on similar designs, with a wide range of failures. But Giger's contribution to the genre through A L I E N will never be surpassed. And like Blade Runner, no sequel, no remake, no reboot will ever capture the magic of that first film. I am sad for the loss of such talents and for those here who were unable to experience it on that very first night in 1979.

Such originality is rare and their contributions will be missed.

HAB1! - R13
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still sad about the news. He was one of my greatest artistic inspirations. This was my humble homage and farewell to him.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice homage Futurepig Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was thinking about him the other day. Makes me sad.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am still in shock and feel a great loss. Sad

Great work Futurepig!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check this out and check out his blog. Really good stuff.
https://n8vandyke.wordpress.com/

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS Clutch...amazing level of talent there Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

clutch wrote:
Check this out and check out his blog. Really good stuff.
https://n8vandyke.wordpress.com/



That's excellent! Thanks for the link!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And another...

http://www.artstation.com/artwork/h-r-giger-tribute
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS Clutch! Great rendering for sure Cool
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