Before the massively successful design by H.R. Giger there was a design by concept artist Ron Cobb.
Ron Cobb is a professional concept artist that has worked on epic films like Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986).
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Dan O'Bannon made a science fiction comedy film with director John Carpenter and concept artist Ron Cobb called Dark Star (1976) which was a student film for U.S.C. He decided to work with them again to make the science-fiction horror film Alien.
Cobb designed the ships and interiors, but he also took a stab at the alien. At this point they had no idea what the creature was going to look like and there were plenty of ideas to go around.
Eventually, they decided to use designs by H.R. Giger which O'Bannon described as "disturbing."
See more of Ron Cobb's work at http://roncobb.net
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