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, 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. The Alien Diaries (in German transcription with an English translation) show a little-known personal side of the artist H. R. Giger and offer an unusual, detailed glimpse into the making of a movie classic through the eyes of a Swiss artist. The book contains almost completely unpublished material, including drawings, Polaroids showing the monster coming to life, and several still shots from the plentiful film material that Giger took in Shepperton. —H. R. Giger: Alien Diaries
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“Plums in the Icebox” by Anuschka Blommers & Niels Schumm for Dossier Journal.
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Crowns are the traditional symbolic form of headgear worn by a monarch or by a deity, for whom the crown traditionally represents power, legitimacy, victory, triumph, honour, and glory, as well as immortality, righteousness, and resurrection.
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Hi! Your art is fantastic, I love your style. I'm just curious; I wanated to ask you about your otp, Dick and Death. I'd never seen it or thought about it but it seems interesting. Do you have any arguments or ways to explain it? I'd love to hear them.
Hi, the pairing was “discovered” by one of my friends, maybe you can have some useful info from her, this is her url: alastairss
My explanation might not be precise enough cuz I am not an English speaker.
Details from the Gates of Hell by Rodin..Bronze doors originally commissioned for a new museum in Paris which never opened. Rodin worked on the 200 separate elements for almost 37 years. Planned on the characters of Dante’s The Divine Comedy, the finished piece became a more abstract work with many of Rodin’s popular motifs included amongst the tortured souls
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