Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Brian Salad Surgery

Many famous designers did artwork for album covers. One of this designers that I like is the master of eschatology H. R. Giger, the same guy that made all the art direction and scenery of the blockbuster movie Alien. His style, revolutionized the design in my vision. This cover was made in 1973, and comparing with the things that is made today, this one still looks quite fresh.

Giger was born in 1940 and his visions are focused on obscenity and deconstruction of the perfect. His works place the viewer in a cold world, organic and eschatological.

The way that Giger saw this Emerson Lake & Palmer album was perfect. His vision goes beyond the psychedelic trips and use of color, but in the way of making the listener feel inside that organic and futuristic world.

Look at this album at the stores, gives you an impression that this is a new release. Giger is beyond his time and his work will never be forgotten. In addition to Emerson Lake & Palmer, Giger also worked in some album covers for bands like Dead Kennedys, Celtic Frost, Carcass and Danzig, those bands that has a style of protest, bloody and purest organic sound.

To learn more the work of Giger just get in and blurring of fear.