HR Giger

Artist born in Switzerland (in the small town of Chur), the son of a pharmacist. Known for creating disturbing organic or 'biomechanic' imagery, sometimes employing little more than an airbrush, a lot of skill, and a somewhat sick mind. This last may explain his interest in HP Lovecraft... and that may explain why one of his collections is called 'Giger's Necronomicon'.

Ob SF: Responsible for the look of the Alien in the Alien movies, as well as the creature in the movie 'Species' if anyone's heard of that. Has also done album covers for Emerson, Lake and Palmer ('Brain Salad Surgery') and the Dead Kennedys.

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