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Syd Mead is a designer, an artist and a futurist whose career spans five plus decades of creativity and vision. He started at the Ford Motor Company’s Advanced Design Studio and then traveled the world illustrating books, catalogues, and product design for a wide variety of corporate entities. He created architectural renderings for most of the best firms and then moved in to the motion picture industry where he designed and illustrated for iconic films. In 2016 the Visual Effects Society awarded Syd their top honor as Visual Futurist. His first love is transportation design and Syd’s art and design can be found around the world. His latest book, the Movie Art of Syd Mead: Visual Futurist will be available in September, 2017 through Titan Publications. His autobiography is in the works as well titled A Future Remembered. This June Syd will receive a lifetime design achievement award at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford Estate in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan during the EyesOn Design Collector Car Show.

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SUCCESS QUOTE 

“If you don’t get paid it’s a hobby.”

CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES 

Starting his own company.

AH HA MOMENT

After working at Ford for a short time, realizing his talents would garner him a better wage elsewhere.

FIRST SPECIAL CAR

A 1961 Cadillac Coupe Deville

BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE

Buy a car instead of taking dancing lessons.

RESOURCES

Google

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

Men in Groups by Lionel Tiger

Games People Play by Eric Bernie

Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen

PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE

Always do your best because you never know who is going to see it.

WHERE TO FIND SYD

Syd Mead

 

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2 comments
  1. Sat next to Syd at Art Center in the 50s. While it was intimidating at first, Syd inspired us to be better.

  2. it’d be fun if he’d again promote his lovely ideas for things like his multistory hotel hanging over the edge of the grand canyon just to watch the ninny greens get hysterical.

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