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H.R. Giger

Swiss artist Hans Rudi Giger is probably most famous for designing the title character for the movie Alien.


5 Feb 1940 Hans Rudi Giger is born in Chur, Switzerland.
1979 Alien.
30 Nov 1985 Frankenchrist released by the Dead Kennedys. More controversial than the album itself was the packaging: The Shriners filed suit regarding the cover (pictured were some of the ridiculous little cars they drive); and a poster of Giger's Landscape XX included in the album had singer Jello Biafra brought to court on obscenity charges.
1986 Aliens.
27 Aug 1987 Jello Biafra's obscenity trial ends in Los Angeles, with the jury deadlocked 7-5 in favor of acquittal. Prosecutors had hoped to throw the Dead Kennedys singer in jail for including an H.R. Giger poster in the packaging of his band's latest album, Frankenchrist.
1992 Alien3.

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