RIP Syd Mead — futurist, designer of “Blade Runner,” “Tron” and “Aliens” was 86

syd.jpgThe iconic look of sci fi cinema was redefined in the late ’70s and early ’80s by Syd Mead, a visual stylist who cast a long shadow over the genre.

An artist and futurist who worked for Ford, his conceptual art for films gave him a dash of immortality.


“Tron,” “2010,” “Mission to Mars, “Short Circuit” even.

And then there was the Ridley Scott masterpiece conceptualized below.


Here’s a link to Variety’s obit of Mead, sometimes billed (“Star Trek: The Motion Picture”) as “Meade.”

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