H.R. Giger

alien diaries

Section 9 just released “Alien Diaries“ - a 660 pages strong hardcover book with tons of previously unpublished notes, drawings and images from HR Giger - which basically works as the quintessential bible for Alien fanboys and fans of the recently deceased Swiss artist alike.

“H.R. Giger worked in the Shepperton Studios near London from February to November 1978, creating the figures and sets for the film Alien (1979) directed by Ridley Scott. The Film became an international success, earning Giger an Oscar. In the transcribed Alien Diaries, published here for the first time as a facsimile, H.R. Giger describes his work in the studios. He writes, sketches, and takes photographs with his Polaroid SX70. With brutal honesty, sarcasm and occasional despair, Giger describes what it is like working for the film industry and how he struggles against all odds — be it the stinginess of producers or the sluggishness of his staff — to see his designs become reality.“