‘Alien’ artist H.R. Giger dead at 74

H.R. Giger, the Swiss surrealist artist best known for designing the iconic “xenomorph” creature in the Alien movie franchise, has died. Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger reports that the news comes from public broadcaster SRF, which said Giger died after sustaining injuries in a fall. He was 74.

Giger was born in Chur, Switzerland in 1940, later studying architecture and industrial design at Zurich’s School of Applied Arts. He developed a freehand airbrush painting style that he used to great…

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