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VISUAL FUTURIST: The Art & Life of Syd Mead ( passed on 12-30-19). May Syd rest in Christ’s Arms of Grace & Mercy.

In addition to amazing vehicles, he created the universe of the movie ‘Blade Runner’

This article has been “cloned” from the original 12-30-19 article, linked here: https://journal.classiccars.com/2019/12/30/automotive-futurist-syd-mead-dies-at-86/

Syd Mead, car designer turned artist known for looking far into the future, and the visionary behind such movies as Blade Runner, Aliens and Tron, died December 30. He was 86.

Mead was a graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for two years in Ford’s advanced design studio. He left to do illustrations and in 1970 started his own design company in Detroit.

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EyesOn Design poster by Syd Mead depicts vehicles in 2047 | EyesOn Design images

Much of his automotive artwork focused on the future, or as he termed science fiction, “reality ahead of schedule.”

In 2017, Mead received the lifetime design achievement award at the 30th EyesOn Design car show at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, an event widely known as the car designers’ concours.

1967: Future Rolls Royce | Syd Mead art courtesy CarArt.us

Syd Mead – Visual Futurism

BLADE RUNNER artist Syd Mead (BBtv interview)

Joel Johnson interviews Syd Mead: part 2 (BBtv)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/9VMW1UDd0w0

Syd Mead interview