July 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Syd Mead


Syd Mead is a former designer for Ford Motor Company, U.S. Steel, and Philips Electronics. After establishing himself as a "Futurist" consultant, he has visualized technology and products for companies like Sony, Chrysler, Mechanix Illustrated, and countless Hollywood movies. Syd's film designs have appeared in 'Aliens', 'Tron', 'Star Trek' (V'ger), "2010" (the spaceship 'Leonov' and all of its interiors and attendant craft), "Short Circuit" (the robot 'Johnny 5'), and my personal favorite; "Blade Runner" (the 'Spinner' police car, the dingy cityscapes, and Decker's apartment),

An interview:






Visual Futurist Syd Mead reflects upon the nature of creativity and how it drives the future:


Just a few samples of his work:

1 comment:

SydMode said...

Space Colony Illusuration piece is not by Syd Mead.