Observe the Birth of H.R. Giger's 'Alien'
The biomechanical visionary.
This year is a big deal for Alien fans, as they celebrate the film’s 30th year anniversary, a mark that has even brought products like Ripley’s high-top Reebok Stompers to life. While Neill Blomkamp occasionally teases material from his mysterious Alien project, and Ridley Scott’s Prometheus follow-up Alien: Covenant hits post-production, there is no better way to celebrate the film franchise other than an in-depth look at the surreal art of Swiss artist, H.R. Giger, and how his artistic vision shaped the aesthetic of the Alienverse in films to follow. In Kaptain Kristian‘s latest video essay, he breaks down the work of Giger, from the abstract architecture seen in spacecraft to the chilling jet-black design of the Xenomorph. Check it out above and sit tight for Alien: Covenant, which is slated to release August 4, 2017.