New York Times: A Hollywood Futurist With Roots in the Car Business

A designer of vehicles and environments for films like “Blade Runner,” “Aliens,” “Tron” and “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” Syd Mead is also a virtuoso of gouache painting. Through June 30, a rare show of his…

Stylus: Syd Mead: “Future (Perfect)”

New York, NY Known for his stunning production design for futuristic blockbusters – among them Blade Runner, Tron and Aliens – American artist Syd Mead’s distinctive blend of fantasy and the familiar has captivated scifi fans…

Huffington Post : Future Perfect Exhibition

New York, NY Science fiction has often held a mirror to our society in order to teach us about our evolution (or regressive behavior). We probably owe many of our futuristic fantasies to the brain of…

Architect’s Newspaper Review: Syd Mead Progressions Exhibition

Pebble Beach Panel 2, 2000. Courtesy Syd Mead In the beginning there was pulp sci-fi. Lurid cartoons of future cities riddled with aerial tramways and flying cars, and throbbing with atomic power. For the most part…

Glendale News Press Review: Syd Mead Progressions

  The Forest Lawn Museum retrospective exhibition of Syd Mead’s half-century career as designer, illustrator and artist is composed of more than just renderings of his curious futuristic inventions. Mead shapes a utopian future made believable….

2011

Bell Gallery: Review

“L.A. 2013” by Syd Mead (1988) A two-storied boulevard runs into the horizon, with non-combustion cars skimming down the road’s slick surface. Office towers frame the road’s path, drawing our eyes up to a clear and…

Shadowlocked: Interview

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…

2010

Car and Driver Magazine: A Future You Will Want to Hang Around For

Syd Mead has been drawing the future ever since he discovered that it paid better than drawing new Fords. Mead was designing the taillights for the ’62 Falcon Futura as a fresh graduate of the Art…