H.R. Giger

He was one of the few Swiss who has earned an Oscar for his work on the original Alien movie.

Giger designed what is probably the most terrifying creature ever seen on screen and gave birth — by cesarean — to the famous Chestburster.

Some people say my work is often depressing and pessimistic, with the emphasis on death, blood, overcrowding, strange beings and so on, but I don't really think it is. There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere, if you look for it. — H.R. Giger

H.R. Giger died yesterday, at age 74.

Alien Swiss Fondue

Postcard of two aliens eating a Swiss Cheese Fondue in Gruyère