Syd Mead’s ‘Progressions’ Lands in SC this Summer

Syd Mead is a visionary artist, futurist, illustrator and conceptual designer. His work spans nearly six decades and has inspired fashion, transport, architecture and entertainment designers. And it can now be seen as part of the ‘Progressions’ exhibition in South Carolina this summer.

Known for his incredible depictions of the future, Mead’s illustration work attracted a diverse range of companies, from automakers and steel merchants to architecture firms and technology giants. It also garnered the attention of Hollywood directors, who tapped him to work on science fiction films like Blade Runner, Tron and Aliens. Mead’s unique ability to visualize the future gained him notoriety in many different circles, and people saw decades and even centuries into the future through his watercolors and gouache paintings.

If you missed the last exhibit at the Fort Collins Museum of Art, the more than 50 watercolor renderings will be now be shown at the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery, a non profit institution dedicated to furthering the educational mission of Coastal Carolina University from August 18 to October 18, 2014.

You can read more about what is being called the ‘ultimate exhibit’ of Syd Mead’s work by checking out this link and there’s a great interview with the designer to be found here.

In the meantime, here’s a photo gallery of Syd Mead’s artistic greatness for your viewing pleasure.


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