H.R. Giger Inspired Car Art

 

Yesterday I sadly learned the passing of the incredible and incomparable surrealist painter, sculptor and set designer, H.R. Giger. If you’ve seen the Alien movies you’ll have witnessed the mind of this Swiss genius. I’m not usually a Sci-Fi fan, but the horrors Giger introduced into the Alien movies pushed them heavily into the horror sub-genre – I’m a big fan of violence, blood and gore.

I was lucky enough to watch the first film at a friend’s house, aged 11. If I’m to be totally honest, I did scare me a little as the film set and Aliens were so startlingly real – this movie makes the CGI of today look silly and amateur.

A few years later at secondary school I was friends with a kid whose father earned a good living supplying the U.S. with his massive modern art canvases during the late 80s. This friend had a few H.R. Giger books in his room, and thumbing through them because of my love of horror, I realised this chap had a lot more going on in his head (pic above). Obviously, been a teenage male, this horror erotica stuck with me.

I was very sad to hear the great man had passed and it reminded me of the inspired car art pictured below. Further investigation led me to a whole load of Giger inspired automotive art, so seeing as this is a car site and I’m a big Giger fan, it’s totally fitting that I say R.I.P. and present some of the art inspired by the man now casting light somewhere dark, dank and brimmed with horror.

 

 

 

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Mike Musto & Big Muscle

If you are remotely into cars and car culture, you’ll have no doubt heard of the /DRIVE channel on YouTube, particularly their /BIG MUSCLE segment hosted by Mike Musto.

This is everything I love about man and machine and the infinite customizations that make vehicles individual, extensions of man’s personality. Some episodes feature all out race cars, whilst others showcase some pretty interesting projects, from 500-bhp sleepers to old school rat rods. One episode that stood out from the rest featured an insane 1966 Nova Wagon. Gargling Gas loves wagons, and aside from that mental Mercedes wagon drift missile, this has to be one of the most exciting wagons I’ve ever seen.

If you like what you see below, check out Mike Musto tame some of America’s coolest machines at /BIG MUSCLE. I think you’ll agree that an incredible amount of passion and dedication went into this Nova Wagon’s creation… this is what car ownership is all about.