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    The Original "Alien" Concept Art Is Terrifying

    H.R. Giger's original designs for Alien are even more chilling than the film.

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    1. Legendary artist H.R. Giger died last week, aged 74.

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    2. He captured imaginations and haunted dreams with his bio-mechanical visions, drawn from his own nightmares.

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    3. A prolific artist for over fives decades, he's perhaps best known for his work on sci-fi classic, Alien.

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    4. Ridley Scott: "Giger's designs were an especially unique experience for the audience. The world had simply never seen anything like that before."

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    5. "His work contributed significantly to the success of the film."

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    6. H.R Giger: "Some people would say my paintings show a future world and maybe they do, but I paint from reality."

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    7. "If people want to interpret my work as warnings about too much overpopulation, disease and mechanization in the future, then that is up to them."

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    8. "I like to combine human beings, creatures and biomechanics."

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    9. "And I love to work with bones - they are elemental and function and, after all, are part of human beings."

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    10. "Some people say my work is often depressing and pessimistic..."

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    11. "With the emphasis on death, blood, overcrowding, strange beings and so on, but I don't really think it is."

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    12. "There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you look for it."

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    18. H.R. Giger: “Dutch customs once thought my pictures were photos."

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    19. "Where on earth did they think I could have photographed my subjects? In Hell, perhaps?”

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    Images from "The Alien Archive" by Mark Salisbury, released September 5th, 2014, reposted here with permission from H.R. Giger's estate, and Titan Books.