Legendary Visual Futurist, concept artist and designer Syd Mead has passed away at the age of 86. Renown for his illustrations and work on movies such as Blade Runner and Tron, he is a legend in the design community.
When I first came across Syd Mead’s work back in the late sixties and early seventies it was popular to strongly criticize his illustrative abilities as being all about the background and not about the design. I think that the truth was that all...
"Syd Mead Progressions" traveling art exhibit features an extensive collection of 50 artworks, spanning five decades of career of the renown concept designer and visual futurist. The next stop is in Conway, South Carolina (Aug 18 - Oct 18, 2014).
The latest episodes of Autoline's "This Week" features a conversation about automotive design, with legendary concept designer Syd Mead, Jim Hall from 2953 Analytics and John Manoogian from the College for Creative Studies.
The man behind the visual style of many a Hollywood SF classic (and who has arguably done more than anyone else to shape the cars we drive today) prognosticates on the automotive industry…and the prospect of a Blade Runner sequel.
Legendary visual futurist and Art Center alumnus Syd Mead stopped by Art Center’s Ahmanson Auditorium last week as part of the Design Studio Press Spring Lecture Series. The always entertaining Mead delivered a presentation to a packed house whose...
On May 11th 2009, Syd Mead and his manager Roger Servick visited the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences (Dept. of Design) for a talk. We picked both up in Munich. While on the ride to Augsburg, Syd Mead kindly gave the following interview.