HR Giger RIP
Swiss artist and designer H. R. Giger has died of injuries sustained in a fall, aged 74. He was one of the most imaginative artists of the 20th Century, creating a new style of art he called "biomechanical". This often involved monstrous mechanoids in fantasy couplings that were almost, but not quite, pornographic. His "Xenomorph" monster in Sir Ridley Scott's science-fiction masterpiece Alien (1979) won him a visual effects Oscar in 1980 and spawned a lucrative franchise (CLICK). A sad loss.