Syd Mead

        
 

Sydney Jay Mead (July 18, 1933 – December 30, 2019) was an American industrial designer and neofuturistic concept artist, widely known for his designs for science-fiction films such as Blade Runner, Aliens and Tron. Mead has been described as "the artist who illustrates the future" and "one of the most influential concept artists and industrial designers of our time."

“ There are more people in the world who make things than there are people who think of things to make. ”
— Syd Mead
 

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A Modern Day Leonardo: Visionary Syd Mead Presents The Future

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Syd Mead has done more than imagine the future, he has helped to craft its shape. In addition to being one of the few top names in the field of concept art for the entertainment industry, Syd Mead ...

Blade Runner Convention Reel (1982)

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One of the Blade Runner Convention Reels featuring interviews with Ridley Scott, Syd Mead and Douglas Trumbull about making Blade Runner universe. This 16 mm featurette, made by M. K. Productions i...

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Sydney Jay Mead, commonly Syd Mead (July 18, 1933 – December 30, 2019 ), was a prolific and influential American "visual futurist", industrial designer and a neofuturistic concept a...

SYD MEAD Progressions (in Memoriam)

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This video was played at SYD MEAD's memorial on Sunday, January 26th, 2020 at Forest Lawn Museum where the 1st SYD MEAD Progressions show took place exactly 8 years ago today. The legacy and ar...

The Real Blade Runner: A Conversation with Futurist Syd Mead

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He started out drawing cars and became a Hollywood sensation. Syd Mead, the inspiration behind the futurist world of the film "Blade Runner" as well as many other hit films, makes a retur...