via the AP:
Swiss artist H.R. Giger, who designed the creature in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror classic “Alien,” has died at age 74 from injuries suffered in a fall, his museum said Tuesday.
I remember the first time I ever saw Giger’s surrealist work and felt that jolt of electricity at the union of the organic, the technical, and the sexual. His style in both technique and content was unlike anything that came before and spawned entire cottage industry of lesser derivatives from fine art to film, TV, and yes even tabletop games.