Syd Mead is one of those cinematic craftspeople who quietly shaped the look and feel of a half-century of genre films. Many science fiction classics have his fingerprints, while others are possessed with the spirit of his work.
Mead spent years crafting architectural design work for real-world clients before setting his gift onto realizing the cinematic futurescapes of many genre classics. Blade Runner, TRON, 2010, Short Circuit, Aliens, Time Cop, Johnny Mnemonic, Mission: Impossible 3, and Elysium all boast his unique vision, and his influence extends right up to Hollywood's upcoming production slate.
Titan Books' The Art of Syd Mead collects the visionary futurist’s work in a handsome (and heavy!) coffee table edition, and BMD is proud to present these beautiful, exclusive images from the book.
Blade Runner © 1982 The Blade Runner Partnership. All rights reserved.
Short Circuit © 2007 The Weinstein Company LLC. All rights reserved.
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