Syd Mead: Progressions


Syd Mead: Progressions will feature 50 watercolor renderings by visual futurist, automobile designer and film designer Syd Mead.  Mead is best known as the set designer for the 1982 film “Blade Runner” but his futuristic car, yacht, golf course and cityscapes have made him one of the world’s most sought-after design artists.  In addition to his work on Blade Runner, Mead also worked on the sets for the films “Tron” and “Aliens”.  His unique ability to create worlds of the future with each psychological and technical detail vividly imagined puts him at the forefront of film, automobile and technological design.

With transportation design as his first love, Syd Mead seldom misses an opportunity to provide his unique blend of futurism and believability to those projects consisting of a vehicle that travels from A to B. Whether it be designing solar powered unicycles, show cars, luxury yachts, cruise ships, or the interiors of private 747s, each receives the same attention to detail within a perfectly designed scenario. This combination has become a Syd Mead trademark and has been seen in everything from concept cars for Ford Motor Company to futuristic “hypervans” which have been the subject of his latest full color illustrations.