Taking the inspiration from the man himself, I developed a magazine showcasing the known and lesser known work of Swedish artist H.R. Giger. Showcased now are the opening spread and the glossary spread.
Brief synopsis of the Artist:
H. R. Giger is recognized as one of the world’s
foremost artists of Fantastic Realism. Born in 1940 to a chemist’s
family in Chur, Switzerland, he moved in 1962 to Zurich, where he
studied architecture and industrial design at the School of Applied
Arts. By 1964 he was producing his first artworks, mostly ink drawings
and oil paintings, resulting in his first solo exhibition in 1966,
followed by the publication and world-wide distribution of his first
poster edition in 1969. Shortly after, he discovered the airbrush and,
along with it, his own unique freehand painting style, leading to the
creation of many of his most well known works, the surrealistic
Biomechanical dreamscapes, which formed the cornerstone of his fame. To
date, more than 20 books have been published about Giger’s art.
Giger’s most famous book, Necronomicon, published in 1977, served
as the visual inspiration for director Ridley Scott’s film Alien,
Giger's first high-profile film assignment, which earned him the 1980
Oscar for the Best Achievement in Visual Effects for his designs of the
film's title character, including all the stages of its lifecycle, plus
the film’s the extraterrestrial environments. Giger's other well-known
film work includes his designs for Poltergeist II, Alien3 and Species,
as well as the legendary unmade film, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Dune.
From the onset of his career, Giger also worked in sculpture and
had an abiding desire to extend the core elements of his artistic vision
beyond the confines of paper into the 3D reality of his surroundings.
But it wasn’t until 1988 that he was given the opportunity to design his
first total environment, a Giger Bar in Tokyo, Japan. However, it was
four more years before his concepts were properly realized, under his
personal supervision, with the opening of a second Giger Bar in Chur,
the city of his birth, in 1992.