Wired Magazine: Blade Runner Collectibles Auction

In his concept art for Blade Runner, Oscar-winning production designer Syd Mead pictured Los Angeles in 2019 as a dark, sleek dystopia — imagery that would influence sci-fi aesthetics for decades to come. Now the man…

2009

Los Angeles Magazine: My LA to Z

It’s no surprise that the conceptual designer for Blade Runner and Star Trek has a thing for funky architecture, listing uniquely designed buildings as some of his favorite places in the city Photograph courtesy of Syd…

2006

Pasadena Weekly Magazine: Back to the Future

According to Syd Mead, the future is looking up. The legendary designer, who makes his home in Pasadena’s woodsy South Arroyo neighborhood, has enjoyed a nearly five-decade career imagining the future for a living. His visions…

2005

Animations World Network: A World of Design According to Syd Mead

At a recent appearance at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, Syd Mead spoke of his educational background as an artist, his time working for the Ford Motor Co., his famed concept cars (he is…

2003

Designophy Magazine: Interview

Futurist Extraordinaire Syd Mead has been designing futuristic concepts for corporations and the movies (including Blade Runner and Tron) since the ’60s. Over the last 50 years, Syd Mead has created startling pictures for clients all…

1990