R Giger "Birth Machine." Giger is a Swiss surrealist painter, sculptor and designer best known for his award wining work on the Alien films. I bought this poster when I was 14 and still have it hanging in my bedroom.
Taschen's monograph on the late genius H. Giger took ten years to complete and is one of the most comprehensive examinations of the artist's inimitable work. In this excerpt, writer Andreas J. Hirsch explains why Giger's work is like a "Rosetta Stone.