H.R. Giger and his work Culture ... Print comment Share: share on twitter share on facebook send by e-mail more... H.R. Giger in 1979 wearing sunglasses he designed. (Keystone/Photopress) In his studio, 1979. (Keystone/Photopress) A painting inside the H.R. Giger Museum in Gruyères, canton Fribourg. (Keystone/Fabrice Coffrini) Picture with his work in 1981. (Keystone) A record cover for Debbie Harry, 1981. A record cover for Emerson, Lake and Palmer: Brain salad surgery (1973). Giger with some of his works from the 1970s, shown in Chur, canton Graubünden in 2007. (Keystone/Arno Balzarini) A scene from Ridley Scott's Alien (GB/USA 1978/79). Giger won an Oscar for "Best Achievement for Visual Effects". (cinetext) Swiss collector Roman Güttinger with movie props from Alien. Inside the Giger museum in Gruyères, canton Fribourg. (RDB/Charles Seiler) Outside the bar opposite the Giger museum in Gruyères. (Keystone/Edi Engeler) Another creature outside the museum. (swissinfo.ch/Etienne Strebel) Inside the bar in Gruyères. (swissinfo/Etienne Strebel) Baby faces in the bar. (swissinfo/Etienne Strebel) Giger's other bar in Chur, canton Graubünden. (Keystone/Martin Rütschi) Feb 5, 2010 - 13:52 Painter, sculptor, architect and designer H.R. Giger turned 70 on February 5, 2010.The Swiss artist is known worldwide for his biomechanoid style, which can be found in paintings, drawings, photos as well as furniture and record covers.