Thursday, November 24, 2005

Syd Mead

Syd Mead
Futurist Syd Mead has long been one of the premiere industrial design and motion picture concept artists. His movie work includes Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Bladerunner, Tron, 2010, Short Circuit, Aliens, Time Cop and Johnny Mnemonic.

The official Syd Mead site is a little disappointing. Most of the images are in the Bookstore section, and they’re a bit small. Click on any of the titles to open a pop-up with a selection of images from all of the books. There are also some images in the Features section. There are larger images of posters for sale on the AWN site, and some older images on the unofficial Syd Mead Project site.

The site I’m recommending and linking to below is the Syd Mead Gallery on the Gnomon Workshop site, where Mead is an instructor in concept design.

There are also Syd Mead books available.

4 thoughts on “Syd Mead

  1. Pingback: lines and colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, webcomics, cartoons, concept art and other visual arts » Mark Goerner

  2. Tony Follari

    Syd mead is fantastic,I haven’t seen anything better
    except maybe ron cobb or joe johnson.It will be hard
    to replace him when he passes on. I myself have done
    futuristic work which i intend to put in a book called
    ‘heuristic design harmonics’I’m currently looking for
    other futurist work which seems quite rare in our times.If anyone knows of othe futuristic designers
    please email me with some names.Cheers!

  3. Alan Vaughn

    Just went to Syd Mead’s only ever solo show at MModern Gallery in palm Springs. It was fantastic. Soem of his best work! Truly an inspiration to all of us artists!

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