Newswire: This massive tome of H.R. Giger’s artwork might actually be evil

If you’re in the market for a coffee table book that can probably pull double duty as a gateway to a nightmare auxiliary dimension, then Taschen’s new 400-page collection of H.R. Giger’s artwork might be just what you’re looking for. This massive 15×20-inch tome weighs about as much as a spider slug’s egg sack, and it’s full of infinitely more horrors. Giger—who died unexpectedly in 2014 at the age of 74—reportedly suffered from night terrors, according to Wired. But instead of simply suffering through his sleep disorder, he channeled his fears into his surrealist, biomechanical paintings and sculptures so that we could all share in his pain. His most notorious creation is almost certainly the design for the Xenomorph, which first appeared in Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi-horror film Alien.

“At its essence, Giger’s art digs down into our …

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